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The sister Simone Campbell to a microphone to decade director of network that -- the group was none your part -- -- -- announcement has invited Mitt Romney.
The Tennessee have the other half the other half from his did Eminem is lives right tell me about that what what -- you were promoting.
Well what we think it's that governor -- really needs to.
No -- the United States -- it -- run for president and the part that he seems to not understand is that people who live and who.
Lived in the economic march to -- society.
Works so hard every day just to keep a roof over their and -- sent in to keep food on the table.
And the recent -- that he -- it just evidence that he didn't understand this.
And we would love to be able to show him the folks that we go -- do you work so hard every day.
They had their very do it the one where you get these these accusing the president just running welfare checks of people just wanna be on welfare we just wanna give money away right.
Absolutely and what he's totally against and that is that.
Or his campaign this.
He is only one seeing the -- work of low income people in the United States.
Even apparently they were just lazy and weak note that it's totally -- He had no idea about how -- you have to work.
When you're at -- lower in that the economic spectrum in our nation's.
So you you're into that you have a group called network and here -- this of the group behind nuns on a bus tour you've invited.
Mitt -- to join you has have you gotten a response.
No we haven't yet I'm hopeful that.
Civil war I -- I don't attempting to respond to immediate tests and so I'm really hopeful that with media attention that he will respond.
And to -- -- not just because that the political campaign but to respond because I really think people in our nation need to understand.
We will -- better off -- those at the bottom are doing better.
And he needs at -- -- empathy and some understanding of what it means.
This struggle so hard every day so he doesn't make these demeaning statements against -- staying here through the so I -- equally important there.
Well it was a misrepresentation of Barack Obama is not looking to -- -- went looking to write checks.
The people without work.
Which I think he got wrong it.
He he wanted as governor Massachusetts states to have the kind of flexibility.
The president Obama's talked about so that when they instituted welfare.
Reform they wouldn't have to always account of the federal government that's -- the president's done and that's.
What Romney is accused the president of doing wrong but that's what he supported when he was a governor so.
I know I know it's so I mean the back here click President Obama did what to offer -- the states waivers for creative program.
Because welfare reform works well -- And expanding economy and in these hard economic times.
It doesn't work well -- states need to be more creative -- really like that incubators in new ideas and so what.
The president was trying to encourage is states the -- -- new ideas but how do we get people.
In it better engage in our society with jobs that will bring them out of poverty.
Not just these low wage jobs that are really chilling out gambling it's -- art.
We're done with sister Simone Campbell executive director of network.
Do you believe the Republican platform particularly the Ryan budget.
Is anti Christian.
-- -- -- certainly we follow -- Catholic bishop to say that that line but it is an immoral document because it does not meet the basic Christian.
A caring for those who are most in need of happy that the that the principle that everyone pays their fair share which is Catholic social teaching and the fact is.
We believe that the Ryan but it is the exact opposite of that -- it's warm and into the top.
And really -- cut through the middle class and the working for our society.
Cuts we don't think it's for that's nutrition assistance job and education job training.
I'll start all of the programs that are working the Ryan budget under cuts not only does he shipped more money -- the -- -- the but it's at that house approved.
He also get eight billion dollars from Warner -- that -- that the Pentagon sport I think that's.
Not a good use the money we you're taking food off of people table -- Away from these families.
I mean it is undercutting the very bad -- of our society its -- Often the Catholic Church we hear is focused on the issue of abortion and the issue of gays.
Do you think this too much focus on those two issues and not enough on what you're talking.
I mean that -- -- criticism.
What I do know is that we stand with our -- opposing -- it budgets and they've been very stronger than most people don't realize it's.
They have that it's -- immoral budget that.
That it should not.
-- -- congressman.
Bryant went right now it's you know what was like this believing that that was what they were saying but it is true that is what they.
Tell whether and it really Asian man with a what was his response and reaction to what you're doing -- -- talking about.
Well he he he said that he disagreed with that.
He is worried about the future of our nation that that we should not pay for food now for poor people in order to be able to pay for it in the future.
My position is is that there's a simple that we need reasonable revenue for responsible program.
If we did -- simple thing that raising.
-- to be responsible.
And pay for the programs we need.
It would be very simple way forward he maintained that giving more tax cuts for the wealthy.
Create jobs but the fact is we long ago -- there has not been jobs created in the last ten year but the you know being at an extremely large tech.
They've already cut taxes for that in mind that hasn't created the jobs they claimed it would -- No.
-- women you know.
So -- we ended up saying well we had a cordial conversation that we agreed to disagree and we both here -- passionately battered nation.
But boy but -- -- What happens on your buster -- -- -- nine states correct.
We went to actually strip who -- tonight's state -- point 700 miles thirty growing community and what we there were responsible program.
People move out of poverty but the other piece that we saw was that the middle class this frightened and hungry person's spiritual connections.
And I team that discovered that unpatriotic -- That we are.
-- and individualism.
And I -- for the middle class folks that are struggling so hard that really the of our nation's community -- best of our nation we have people working together to create a more perfect union it was a powerful weapons.
But only the wealthy and want to think that would be in individualism because.
-- pervasive is this journalism that we can be afraid of each other and then -- that separated.
Not who we are the nation the united holding your breath commitment to responding to him.
I'm really hopeful I think the more pressure that -- passed on him to respond I think more likely do.
That you will be.
I can't imagine that he would really not want to know the people of our nation so.
I hope we can introduce them to this segment of society I think that the you know.
Sister Simone Campbell thank you very much for your time appreciate -- very much.
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