From a woman who’s broken the cycle of poverty herself, and now wants to help others by representation in Congress;
Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on conservative activism.
Only one thing holding Star Parker back; Laura Richardson;
On paper, Parker has little chance of beating incumbent Laura Richardson in the 37th Congressional District. Democrats have a 44-point registration advantage there, according to the latest figures from the California Secretary of State’s office. Richardson was reelected with over three-quarters of the vote in 2008, despite the bad press of her numerous real estate deals gone awry, including letting a Sacramento home go into foreclosure that year.
No Republican even bothered to challenge Richardson last time, and Parker ran unopposed for the GOP nomination this year. When asked why she’s running, Parker said this: “To do something about the political insanity.”
The insanity, as Parker sees it, is the dependence on the welfare state that is keeping minority communities helpless and stuck. Her own ideas may seem anathema to the African American political establishment. Parker wants to abolish the minimum wage for teenagers, something she said will put minority teenagers to work and partially address the country’s illegal immigration problem. She wants to phase out most welfare, abolish the Department of Housing and Urban Development and move Social Security to private accounts because the current system “won’t survive” the Baby Boomer generation. She wants to “revisit” the concept of progressive taxation and explore the idea of a flat tax.
All of this from a woman who freely acknowledges that she was once a welfare mother.
“I bought that idea of the left, that poor people were poor because rich people were rich,” Parker said. “I wasn’t even going to try to compete with that.”
After getting her act together, Parker even went to her welfare case worker to tell her she no longer needed their services.
Now reports are Laura Richardson is back in financial trouble. She can’t keep her own affairs in order, yet wants to juggle our economy? In a world where tax cheats are trusted to make our tax laws, all that would be fine, but that’s the world we’re throwing off November 2.
Help Star Parker toss Richardson out.