Values Rally first of three political events this week
The United States has only a few years to get its financial house in order, speakers told about 90 people Monday at a Lincoln Park rally.
“We have two, three years to turn this thing around,” said Genevieve Woods, vice president of strategic initiatives at the Heritage Foundation during a Values Rally at Lincoln Park, where members of Occupy Grand Junction are planning a daylong rally today.
The rally was sponsored by the Heritage Foundation and the Family Research Council, both bastions of conservative thought and activism.
Entitlement spending for Social Security, Medicare and other social programs has piled up “$40 trillion in unfunded debt. It’s unsustainable,” Woods said, adding, “Those are real numbers. Conservatives aren’t making them up.”
The Heritage Foundation is preparing legislation for the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as reducing the costs of entitlements for introduction in Congress next year, Woods said.
Conservatives also need to campaign for more than the presidency, said Connie Mackey, president of the Family Research Council’s FRCAction PAC. Other elections, especially those of judges, need attention, she said.
Judges “are overturning the will of the people all over the country,” and their retention elections deserve more attention, Mackey said.
The rally was the first of three political events this week at Lincoln Park.
The West Slope Conservative Alliance will rally Friday with Niger Innis of the Congress on Racial Equality and Victoria Jackson, a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live.”