Like many parents and grandparents, you might be worried about your children’s future. Kids are exposed to so many risks today: easy access to drugs, pornography, and predators. But there is another, major risk no one is talking about: it’s the U.S. debt. Government debt has exploded in recent years. This record-high debt will result in fewer opportunities for our kids and a lower standard of living. The high debt also translates into a weaker national defense and fewer government services, as more and more money is sucked up by interest payments to foreign creditors, like China.
Today, you can do something concrete about this.
Please contact your U.S. House member and U.S. Senators today and ask them to stand strong on the debt ceiling negotiations.
The debt ceiling is one of the only things that remotely caps federal spending. It acts as a kind of budget. Because the federal government can create “money” out of thin air, politicians have just been voting to increase the debt ceiling whenever they want to spend more. This is what the Biden administration wants – to increase the debt “with no conditions” attached.
No state can do this. No local government can do this. You can’t do this. We all have to live within our budget. Everyone, that is, except the federal government. Right now, the national debt stands at more than $31 trillion. That’s enough to give every U.S. taxpayer an extra $250,000. It’s enough to pay for free college tuition for every high school graduate for the next 60 years.
Republicans in the House are trying to reduce the national debt using commonsense policies. For instance, they want to cut spending and waste. They also want to grow the economy by encouraging able-bodied adults to get off of welfare. For instance, as part of the debt ceiling negotiations, they are proposing that childless, able-bodied adults (up to age 55), work or volunteer for 20 hours a week in order to receive Food Stamps.
According to the Foundation for Government Accountability, “Able-bodied adults are siphoning upwards of $400 billion away from the truly needy and taxpayers.” Work requirements for Food Stamps and Medicaid (not Medicare) and TANF cash welfare programs are one of the most effective ways to encourage able-bodied adults to get off of welfare and turn their lives around.
Such reforms have invited bipartisan collaboration in the past. Today, however, work requirements are being waived and gutted and forgotten. Work, though, is not only biblical (cf. 2 Thess. 3: 10-13), it’s good for people. Work increases confidence and self-esteem. Work sets a good example for children. Work is necessary to prosperity and success.
No matter what state you live in, contact your U.S. House member and U.S. Senators and ask them to vote for work requirements for Medicaid, Food Stamps and TANF cash welfare. America’s future, literally, depends on it.