Star Parker

Now Republicans in congress, in response to this voter mandate, have tried, in their first shot at the federal budget, to cut back one hundred billion dollars out of four trillion dollars in 2011 expenditures and Democrats have cried foul.

One hundred billion dollars is wasted in Washington on any given day by the time Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi have finished breakfast.

Democrats have dusted off their predictable talking points. Cutting a hundred billion out of four trillion is “extreme.” Yet, somehow fourteen trillion dollars of debt is not.

Or pushing to cut three hundred million from Planned Parenthood is “ideological”, but spending three hundred million dollars of taxpayer funds on Planned Parenthood to begin with is not.

Or perhaps most pathetic of all. That furloughing “non-essential” federal government workers, when the federal government is taking one quarter of the American economy, would “harm” economic recovery.

Giving USA, that tallies charitable giving, reported that the $303.8 billion in private charity that Americans gave in 2009 was the largest annual drop since they started reporting this information in 1956.

It time to return America to Main Street. Main Street should not be strangling while Washington parties. Republicans hear the wheezing on Main Street and want to get the oxygen back to where it belongs.

It’s time to get this nation back on track. On this there is no compromise. There is just right and wrong.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.