Tuesday, January 27, 2009

US Democrats Have A Prescription For The Economy — More Birth Control

Looks like a $34B deficit is not as bad as it could get. Just look at our neighbours to the south. As if having a 3-4 times higher deficit (in comparison to GDP) wasn't enough, the Congress is planning to direct some of that "stimulus" money towards funding... contraception. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently believes that babies are somehow a burden on the treasury, so she recommends subsidizing demographic winter as a way to reduce cost.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

PELOSI: 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.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
I wonder if Pelosi also believes that boosting handouts for planned parenthood may actually reduce the costs of turning schools into nursing homes and playgrounds - into graveyards.

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