Georgetown faculty members skewer Paul Ryan budget plan
Rising Republican star Paul Ryan has been condemned at a top Catholic university for remarks that his budget plan was inspired by church teaching.
Faculty members and priests at Georgetown said they could not condone a spending blueprint they warned would hurt society's most vulnerable.
The House budget chairman delivered a keynote lecture at the Jesuit college on Thursday morning.
Mr Ryan's plan has been praised by presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
"We would be remiss in our duty to you and our students if we did not challenge your continuing misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick, and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few," said the letter by 90 faculty members and priests to the Wisconsin representative.
The letter adds: "In short, your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ." BBC News more