Nancy Pelosi, Queen of the House of Representatives, has declared that spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on family planning services will boost the economy.
“Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.” Source
How many times in the past have Liberals hid behind “it’s for the children” when trying to get support for increased spending? And yet now the rationale for funding contraception and abortions is that it will cut government costs with less children to support? Since when have Dems been concerned with cutting costs?
I bring this up not as a social commentary, but as a political commentary; the Democrats choose their rationales to fit their needs at the time, rather than consistently following their principles. Then again, in order to follow principles, you first have to have them.
In the coming weeks, we will be bombarded with excuses on why a certain addition is worthy of being included in the stimulus bill. So expect more such fiscal nonsense; the Dems in Congress are obviously drunk with power, and are on a spending spree. The last time that they were in a similar position of power was 1993, and look what happened with the 2004 elections.
As I’ve said before, give ’em enough rope, and they’ll hang themselves.
Yes, the next 2 years will be interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear a proposal from Pelosi in the not-too-distant-future announcing Federal funding of Botox for anyone over 50….