Trump’s Catholic Budget Chief: The U.S. Bishops “Are Wrong”

Trump’s Catholic Budget Chief: The U.S. Bishops “Are Wrong”

President Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney, a lifelong Catholic, has defended the U.S. budget from claims from the Catholic bishops that it is “profoundly troubling”. On May 24th he said to The Charlotte Observer, “Respectfully, they are wrong.” He added, “We are not going to kick any deserving person off any meaningful program. And: “We are going to measure compassion and success by the number of people we help get off of those [social] programs and get back in charge of their own lives.”

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4 comments on “Trump’s Catholic Budget Chief: The U.S. Bishops “Are Wrong”

  1. June Cleaver: Wally, I hope you’ll be upright and avoid Miss Weld’s lures. You could get yourself into a lot of trouble.

    Wally: Mom, it’s not the same as when you were a kid. Tuesday, er …, Miss Weld explained what you and Dad do to have only two kids while the Callaghans have nine.

    Beaver: Yeah, it’s like the Callaghans have their own baseball team.

    Wally: Miss Weld says in New York you can go to a doctor and he stops the baby from coming. And someday the government will give you money to raise kids you didn’t plan to have. It’s called assistance, and even the Catholic bishops are for it.

    Ward: Wally, this is nonsense. It’s called socialism, and popes have condemned it. And for you, stay away from Miss Weld. Can’t you see she’ll be the downfall of the republic if we give into free love and subsidize irresponsible behavior?

    June: Ward, I wish we had a bigger family like the Callaghans.

  2. Eddie Haskell: Of course, she did seem very forward with Wallace when she was passing the bananas around in class, but I’m sure she only asked Wallace to come over to her house after school to help him with his Health class homework. You’d be surprised how many complicated terms and big words are in the Kinsey Report, Mrs. Cleaver.

    June: Ward!!!

    Ward: Now , Wally, why don’t you tell me about what’s been happening at school?

    Wally: I guess Beaver told you about how the new teacher was passing bananas around in class, huh?

    Ward: Passing bananas around?

    Wally: Pretty nutty, I guess.

    Beaver: Maybe she’s a Communist. I read about how sometimes they use sexy female agents as part of the International Communist Conspiracy to infiltrate bourgeois Western institutions to spread the Revolution, exploiting our Western bourgeois decadence and alienation, and crazy stuff like that!

    Ward: I’m going to call the school board!

    Tuesday: Let’s go in the Funhouse, Wally!

    Ward: It’s a bit more serious than we thought, June.

    Maynard: Man, like, a girl like that can get you into a lot of trouble!

    Kookie: Chill out, daddio! Like, the teacher digs him, man! Wally’s got it made with this wild chick teaching the Health class, man!

    Dylan: They’ll have some kicks… She reads Beatnik poetry in class….

    June: Beatnik poetry? Ward, did you hear that? That must be why he bought those new sunglasses.

    I just knew there would be problems when the boys started watching
    77 Sunset Strip and Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.

  3. Ward: Just think, June…with my vasectomy we’ll save plenty of money for Beaver’s and Wally’s psychoanalysis and PTSD therapy when they get back from Vietnam, protecting Skull and Bones’ Golden Triangle interests in the international heroin trade!

  4. Ward: Now, Wally, did anything else unusual happen in this Health class that we should know about?

    Wally: Well, gee, Dad, after passing the bananas around, she said that we should learn about foreplay…

    Ward: Foreplay? Are you sure that’s what she said? Foreplay?

    Wally: Yeah. That’s what she called it.

    Ward: I’m going to call Fred Rutherford.
    Fred? This is Ward Cleaver. I was wondering if you could come over. There are a few things I would like to discuss about this new teacher teaching the Health class at school.

    Fred Rutherford: I’d like to help you out bringing this to the attention of the school board, Ward, but I’ll be cavorting with some strippers at a Shriners’ convention this weekend.

    Ward: Oh?

    Ward: No, June, I’m afraid Fred Rutherford is going to be busy this weekend. He’s going out of town.

    Beaver: Gee, Dad, you look like you’re worried about somethin’. Wanna talk about it?
    Sometimes it feels better after you talk about something’s that got you worried and feelin’ all messed up inside. Particularly with Wally learning about the Kinsey Report at school from that sexy teacher passing bananas around and with the Rosenbergs handing over nuclear secrets to the Russians, and all those Fifth Column agents in the State Department that Tail Gunner Joe talked about, maybe you need to talk to somebody.

    Doctor Bellows: Yes, Beaver. That’s very sound advice.

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