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10/19/2012 10:45:00 AM
Ryan's plan makes sense
Catholic News Service
Rep. Paul Ryan
Catholic News Service
Rep. Paul Ryan

To the Catholic Sentinel:

I and many conservative Catholics disagree that Ryan is a controversial VP candidate referencing your article in the Aug. 17 issue. His proposals to shrink government and reduce spending are right on.

If we don’t, our country is headed for a financial disaster from spending that we can’t support. It is also true that the poor members of our society could get hurt in this process. That’s where Catholic and other charities can step in and plug the gap. Charities do a much better job of recognizing and aiding the poor than the government can.

I also disagree with the U.S. bishops’ warning to Congress if members favored Ryan’s plan. Since when has the Church advocated for the poor being cared for by the government?

When I attended Catholicschools we were taught by the nuns that it was our responsibility to help the poor.

John Becic
Portland






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