Catholic confronts Rep. Paul Ryan over ‘Ayn Rand budget’ at religious conference
A young Catholic man chased Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) with a Bible last week after the congressman left the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference.
“Why did you choose to model your budget off the extreme ideology of Ayn Rand rather than values of basic economic justice in the Bible?” James Salt of Faithful America asked Ryan, the author of the Republican budget, before offering him a Bible to read.
Ryan ignored Salt’s questions and briskly walked away.
Faithful America has launched a campaign to encourage Ryan to put down the conservative writer Ayn Rand, who advocated selfishness, and pick up the Bible. The group said his budget plan “reflects Ayn Rand’s love of greed and contempt for the weak by giving huge tax breaks to millionaires while making deep and harmful cuts to programs that protect seniors, struggling families and the middle class.”