Courtesy of the You Tube site:
After speaking at the 2011 Faith and Freedom Conference, Paul Ryan refuses to answer why he based his budget on the extreme ideology of Ayn Rand and not Biblical principles of economic justice then runs away from the Bible offered to him by the 7000 members of Faithful America who signed a petition asking the same question.
"I appreciate it. I've got some bibles."
Perhaps but one has to wonder if he has actually read any of them.
The fact is that while Ryan hides behind the camouflage provided by Christianity, his budget is anything BUT humane or moral.
In fact just the other day he stated that he and Mitt Romney would IMMEDIATELY move to protect defense spending by instead cutting funds from programs that serve the poor and needy.
Courtesy of TPM:
If Mitt Romney wins in November, he and a Republican Congress will fast track legislation early next year to replace across the board defense cuts with cuts to food stamps and other programs for needy Americans.
“In January our intention is that if we don’t fix it in the lame duck is to fix it retroactively once a new session of Congress takes place,” Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, told a crowd in North Carolina Thursday, “We have procedural way in the Senate to advance that legislation very quickly and get it to the next President of the United States who I believe is going to be Mitt Romney, to pass that into law and retroactively prevent that sequester from taking place in January.”
Ryan was referring to legislation House Republicans passed earlier this year to avert sequestration — the penalty Congress imposed on itself, on a bipartisan basis, for not reaching an agreement on more targeted legislation to reduce the deficit. Sequestration will cause deep, abrupt cuts to both defense and non-defense programs starting early next year, and for the next 10 years, unless Congress overturns it or replaces it with other savings.
I don't give too much credit to religion for instilling morality in people, but it certainly could not have hurt for Ryan to have taken that Bible back in 2011 and perhaps read some of the words attributed to this Jesus guy whom his declared faith is named after.