JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A group of Catholic nuns are on a bus tour to protest Congressman Paul Ryan's proposed budget.
The "Nuns on the Bus" tour stopped outside Ryan's Janesville office on Tuesday. The Catholic lobbying group NETWORK organized the trip, which will make stops in nine states.
Supporters of the bus tour say Ryan's budget would cut the social safety net.
"Everything that's in this budget is designed to hurt people who are weak and don't have a voice for themselves," Elizabeth Martiniak from Janesville said. "And to me that is the most anti-Christain attitude a politician can take."
Ryan's proposed budget would shrink the deficit to just over $3 trillion over the next 10 years, but would take money out of programs like Medicaid and food stamps.
The "Nuns on the Bus" tour stops in Milwaukee on Wednesday.
JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A group of Catholic nuns touring across the country to protest Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisconsin) federal budget plan will stop outside the congressman's Janesville office Tuesday afternoon.
"Nuns on the Bus" was organized by NETWORK, which calls itself a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.
The nuns say they are protesting Rep. Ryan's budget plan because it disproportionately harms the poor, while enriching wealthy Americans.
They describe any plan that increases suffering among those who are already struggling economically as "immoral."
Ryan's plan, titled the "Path to Prosperity," would cut roughly six trillion dollars from the federal deficit over the next ten years.
Part of the way the plan would accomplish that, would be by making major cuts to welfare block-grant programs and Medicaid payments to the states.
Medicaid is an insurance program for the lowest-income Americans.
Nuns on the Bus will make their arrival at Rep. Ryan's office at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
27 News will have reports on the protest in Janesville at 5 and 6.
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