The USCCB is getting quite blatant about their left-wing proclivities; they are barely couching their goals in sanctimoneous language anymore. It might as well be they who are sitting across the table from John Boehner rather than Reid, Pelosi et al, as they say pretty much the same thing (obligatory nod to the unborn aside). Read this letter that they released yesterday. By the way - should the link mysteriously "break", please advise via comment, as I have taken the precaution of saving it to my computer.
Pay attention to the part in bold. Get a load of the "shared sacrifice". Particularly notice the part about "raising adequate revenues". You know what that means, right? That's thinly-disguised language for "taxing our livelihoods away"! There are no revenues adequate for all the social engineering that these progressives (and I mean the USCCB!) want to foist on this country. They think that it is the task of the Federal government to take care of all the world's poor. Ladies and gentlemen, even if it were constitutional (and it isn't!) it isn't a realistic expectation to place on the US government - nor its citizens via "raising adequate revenues".
Let's get down to brass tacks here. The USCCB fools no one. All they are doing is trying to give some "moral veneer" to the profligate spending of their Democratic taskmasters and moral cover to levy astronomical taxes upon US citizens. This letter that they released yesterday is a disgraceful, utter sham.