As Catholic groups review Trump’s proposed budget, a debate rages over the extent to which it aligns with Catholic Social Teaching.
At the House Budget hearing Wednesday, Mulvaney disputed the charge that the cuts he was proposing would lead to truly needy people getting kicked to the street or freezing to death.
“No they (won’t). We are not going to kick any deserving person off any meaningful program. … Republicans care about poor people as much as Democrats,” he said. “But we look at it from a different perspective, which is the balance (between) those who receive the benefits with folks who pay for the benefits.”
Mulvaney said he went “line by line” through the federal budget and asked, “Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?”
But other Catholic groups echoed the concerns of the country’s conference of Catholic bishops.