They are trying to strip away ‘Rights’ that the US Supreme Court hasn’t taken away in the last few terms….
They efforts involve cutting Government funding for race, abortion and sexual help ‘Right’s and Access to services…..
America IS NOT what these people want it to be and is NOT going back to where it was…..
And the efforts to cut these services are hurting Americans who pay THEIR taxes FOR acces to these Services and Rights…..
Since last year’s elections, Republican lawmakers increasingly have seized on the power of the federal purse, coupling their crusade for austerity with a fierce push to advance a conservative social agenda. At the height of the annual appropriations process — as members of Congress race to fund the government and avert a shutdown — the GOP’s far-right flank has scrubbed spending bills to eliminate money that would protect LGBTQ rights, ensure gender equality and promote racial justice.
The GOP campaign, which has included false claims that such spending supports a form of child “grooming,” has shocked and enraged Democrats, who accused Republicans this week of disinformation and discrimination. But the efforts also have threatened real harm to LGBT groups and others that depend on federal aid, which now find themselves caught in an escalating conservative-led culture war.
“This is money to do with social services,” said Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.), who had requested the funding that Republicans eliminated for the Philadelphia LGBT center. “Obviously I am appalled and outraged by the bigoted actions that House Republicans took today. But I’m also deeply concerned about the slippery slope we’re now on.”
For Republicans, the campaign to quash the three LGBT-related earmarks in the House illustrates the rise of the party’s far-right faction — and the extent to which conservatives are willing to invoke the budget process to advance their political causes.
The dynamic nearly overwhelmed the chamber only a week earlier, as Republican lawmakers scrambled to complete work on an annual measure that authorizes spending at the Pentagon. With the backing of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the roughly three dozen members in the House Freedom Caucus transformed the bill — historically, a bipartisan affair — into a fraught battleground over abortion, transgender healthcare and diversity….