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The theme that he is championing is freedom.
“Freedom, personal freedom, is fundamental to who we are as Americans,” is how he opens the video.
But what can our president be thinking about?
The vision of America’s founders was freedom. It’s why the focus of our Constitution, as originally crafted, was to limit government.
Not so complicated. More government, less freedom.
Today’s clear direction of the country, particularly under the leadership of Biden, is toward much more government and much less freedom.
We’ve got staggering national debt because politicians choose to not be honest with citizens by raising their taxes every time they increase spending. Instead, they spend and borrow.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department, federal expenditures accounted for 25% of our GDP in 2022. In 2015, they accounted for 20%. One not-so-subtle hint where Biden stands is his calling the $4.5 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years proposed by Republicans “draconian.” The total spending in the budget recently submitted by Biden calls for $82.2 trillion in spending over 10 years. $4.5 trillion cuts out of $82.2 in spending is anything but draconian.
What does all this mean for minority Americans Biden claims to care so much about?
The median age of the nation’s white population is 43.7; of Blacks, 34.6; and Hispanics, 29.7.
The growing debt burden over time will fall disproportionately on these younger black and Hispanic Americans. A legacy of massive debt, bloated government, sclerotic economic growth, and life on an ever-expanding government plantation is the future Biden is laying out for the minority Americans he allegedly cares about.
A just-issued report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office bears the title “The Nation’s Fiscal Health: Road Map Needed to Address Projected Unsustainable Debt Levels.”
Everyone seems to understand that national debt larger than our entire national economy is a crisis needing attention.
Everyone, that is, except Biden.
If America’s future is to be free, the work needed today is to get government back in line, the point of the Republican Limit, Save, Grow Act. Otherwise, we can continue the current ride to socialism and a future as a country that once was great.
Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.” To find out more about Star Parker and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2023 CREATORS. COM