CURE Submits Letter Urging the Senate to Reject Proposed Budget Resolution
For immediate release: August 5, 2021
Washington, D.C. – With U.S. Senators currently deliberating a budget resolution that would pave the way for a massive $3.5 trillion spending bill and destroy the U.S. economy, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) weighed in on Tuesday, highlighting a few of the many issues in this legislation that would dramatically expand the size of government while weakening the economy and individual freedoms.
The letter, signed by CURE President Star Parker, Director of Governmental Relations Marty Dannenfelser, and Director of CURE’s Clergy Center Reverend Tim Latiff, warns that through this budget resolution, they’re “proposing to bring back the failed welfare policies of the 1990’s that then-Senator Biden and other Senators opposed.”
Regarding healthcare, the letter mentions the proposal would expand Medicare by a massive $300 billion. Stating that this will be “another giant stride toward single-payer health care,” the letter raises that “millions of Americans lost their health-insurance plans and the doctor of their choice the last time liberals made that type of investment.”
The budget resolution would also “transform the child tax credit into a government child allowance that gives cash to parents who aren’t working.” Furthermore, regarding the proposals directed towards climate concerns, the letter warns they will destroy America’s domestic fossil fuel industry.
“Not only would this eliminate good American jobs, it would make America more reliant on hostile nations for our energy needs. This would cause a major rise in gas and electricity prices for those who can least afford it – low-income Americans,” reads the letter.
CURE urges Senators to oppose this budget resolution as a “massive political power grab” giving government control over how we live our lives and how we raise our children. Instead of expanding the role of government, Senators should work towards reducing it, and instead expand individual freedom and personal responsibility for all Americans.
The letter sent to Senators urging them to reject a budget resolution is downloadable here and is as follows:
August 4, 2021
In the coming days, the Senate will consider a budget resolution to facilitate a $3.5 trillion spending bill that would restructure the U.S. economy into a government-controlled welfare state that inserts itself into every single aspect of Americans’ daily lives.
The Biden Administration and liberals in Congress are seeking to transform the way we raise our children. We have seen their desire to rewrite history by indoctrinating our children through critical race theory curriculum and by pitting one group against another based on the color of their skin. Now we see their economic mode to enact that agenda.
Rather than supporting working families, the Administration and liberals in Congress propose to transform the child tax credit into a “government child allowance” that gives cash to parents who aren’t working. In doing so, they’re proposing to bring back the failed welfare policies of the 1990’s that then-Senator Biden and other senators opposed.
This budget resolution and the budget reconciliation bill to follow will take another giant stride toward single-payer health care. At the urging of the most liberal senators and House “squad” members, their plan would expand Medicare by a massive $300 billion. Millions of Americans lost their health-insurance plans and the doctor of their choice the last time liberals made that type of “investment.”
Under the guise of climate concern, proponents of this budget resolution would destroy America’s domestic fossil fuel industry. Not only would this eliminate good American jobs, it would make America more reliant on hostile nations for our energy needs. This would cause a major rise in gas and electricity prices for those who can least afford it – low income Americans.
President Biden promised “to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify,” but make no mistake: This budget resolution would facilitate a massive political power grab, designed to give government control over every aspect of American life, including how our children are raised and how we live our lives.
We urge you to oppose this resolution. Instead, Congress should work to reduce the role of government in our lives and expand individual freedom and personal responsibility.
Star Parker, President
Marty Dannenfelser, Director of Governmental Relations
Rev. Tim Latiff, Director of Clergy Center