This week, "Nuns on the bus," a group of Catholic nuns, continued their trip through the Midwest as part of their mission to "stand with people in need and to be witnesses for economic justice." In this case, it means speaking against the Paul Ryan Republican budget which would "harm people who are already suffering," while rewarding wealthy individuals and large corporations.
The nuns are on a tour from Des Moines to D.C., stopping for press conferences and visits to the offices of Members of Congress who voted for the disastrous Ryan Budget. Ohio Alliance members turned out to support the nuns in Cincinnati for their press conference near Congressman Steve Chabot’s office.
The nuns' major beef with the Ryan Budget is that it would "raise taxes on 18 million hardworking low-income families while cutting taxes for millionaires and big corporations, push the families of 2 million children into poverty," and that it would "kick 8 million people off food stamps and 30 million off health care."
Sister Simone Cambell said, "What we're lacking is not money. We're lacking political will."
Although the nuns caught flack from the Vatican and U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops focusing too much on serving the poor and suffering, and not enough on condemning gay marriage and abortion - they could not be deterred.
Newsclip from stop in Paul Ryan's own district last week: