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Catholic sisters stop at Cantor's office

Sunday - 7/1/2012, 2:04pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - A group of Catholic nuns is speaking out on behalf of the needs of low-income and vulnerable Americans.

"Nuns on the Bus" made a stop Sunday outside Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor's office in suburban Richmond. The group wanted to highlight what they say are "immoral" federal budget cuts in legislation proposed by fellow Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. They say the cuts would seriously harm Americans living on the economic margins. Cantor wasn't present, but he backs the Ryan budget.

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the NETWORK Catholic social-justice lobby, says the proposed cuts highlight the moral issue of taking care of all segments of society. Campbell says her group believes that the wealthiest Americans should pay the same percentage in taxes as the middle-class and poorest ones.


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