Build Back Better Act Will Bust the Budget
For immediate release: November 19, 2021
CURE calls on Congress to reject bill
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and seeking solutions for black families to grow and their communities to flourish sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives to warn against the detrimental effects of the so-called Build Back Better Act (BBB)
The BBB “will plunge low-income Americans deeper into government dependency, undermine individual freedom, harm small business owners and individual contractors, substantially increase our national debt, and exacerbate already growing inflation. We urge you to oppose this ill-advised legislation,” reads the letter that was delivered to all 535 members of the House.
“Low-income Americans are feeling the pinch of higher prices fueled by inflation, from the gas pump to the grocery store. At a time when employers are seeking to fill millions of open positions, including in the supply chain, this bill inexplicably continues welfare benefits without work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents.
“This budget busting bill will make it untenable for many faith-based providers to participate in the childcare system and increase government control over pre-K education. It will drive up the cost of childcare and redistribute taxpayer dollars to high-income families.
“BBB wrongly circumvents the Hyde Amendment, mandating taxpayer-funded abortions. It will encourage higher levels of illegal immigration — creating health and safety hazards at the same time Americans are facing onerous new health care mandates,” says the letter.
“This bill will devastate our economy and especially ruin the gig economy and put independent contractors and child care workers out of work,” said Star Parker, Founder and President of the Center for Urban Renewal & Education. “Democrats always claim to want to help poor communities but this massive government takeover of the workplace does just the opposite.
“Most Americans still believe in freedom and opportunity for all; but the BBB is nothing more than big government intrusion and expansion that will create more division and hostility in our great country.”
CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. CURE seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.