(RightWing.org) – Each year, federal law requires the president to submit a budget to Congress for consideration. Ultimately, the Constitution places the responsibility to fund the government on the House of Representatives. Over the last several decades, the process has become less of a formal process to ensure the funding of government operations and more of a way for the Left to implement its priorities when it controls the levers of power.
Recently, the Biden administration submitted a 158-page budget framework to Congress for fiscal year 2023, which begins October 1. The administration claims the budget demonstrates it’s moving back to the middle after the failure of the radical Build Back Better agenda in 2021. But, is that true? It appears that the administration laced the budget with references to the far-left equity agenda. Perhaps it’s not as moderate as they would have you believe.
What Is Equity?
In 2020, the Democratic Party made a hard shift leftward during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several high-profile deaths of black people by police led to protests and violent riots. Black Lives Matter emerged, and the Left seized the social justice movement for what it hoped would be political gain.
After President Biden took office in 2021, he issued the Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. In it, he declared, “Our Nation deserves an ambitious whole-of-government equity agenda that matches the scale of the opportunities and challenges that we face.” He added that the government should advance equity for all.
Yet, there’s a stunning question that must be asked: What is equity?
In the broadest sense, equity is not diversity, inclusion, or equality. According to the National Academy of Public Administration, equity is the fair, just, and equitable management of all institutions, the equitable distribution of public services, and a commitment to promote fairness, justice, and equity in policy.
Has anyone stopped to ask what is fair or just?
The reality is that equity is about eliminating inequalities to create equal outcomes.
Only the government can ensure equal outcomes, but to accomplish it, it must make everyone the same… same education, same income, etc. — some call that socialism.
Biden References Equity 100 Times in Budget Proposal
Biden’s $5.8 trillion budget proposal appropriates billions of dollars in equity programs. It includes:
- $48 million to the National Park System to educate Americans on underrepresented, marginalized groups.
- $2.6 billion to the State Department to advance gender equity.
- $1.5 billion to the Environmental Protection Agency to advance racial equity and secure environmental justice.
- $20 million to the Department of Transportation to promote equity and inclusion.
- $400 million for programs that expand equitable inclusion in federal science and technology to advance equitable outcomes.
Here’s what isn’t in the budget… money for hiring more border patrol agents to secure the southern border. Yet, it cuts 25% of the 2021 fiscal budget for detention facilities.
The list goes on and on.
So, will an equitable society advance the conservative principles of hope, opportunity, and happiness — as outlined in the Declaration of Independence or the US Constitution?
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