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26th January
2009
written by Sean Noble

Obama’s new stimulus package includes more than $100 million for contraceptives.  You read that right.  It is beyond baffling how this can be considered “economic stimulus.”  This is how Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended it on This Week:

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.

So, we have government policy that encourages fewer children at the same time Social Security and Medicare are going bankrupt because we have a shrinking workforce to support the ever-increasing number of retirees.  Folks, this is just the beginning… it’s gonna get worse.

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3 Comments

  1. Kim
    26/01/2009

    That is just plain disgusting! Do they not know what they are doing? What’s next, only government approved pregnancies?

  2. 27/01/2009

    Maybe it will only apply to Liberals…

  3. Breck
    27/01/2009

    If Nancy Pelosi only understood basic economics… We talk like this while European and Asian nations like South Korea scramble to replace their fading populations. And interesting to note that it is her gov’t programs that actually cause all those costs. They create the burden and then blame it on us for having kids. A good article by Newsweek on the growing issue of depopulation:
    http://www.newsweek.com/id/150160?tid=relatedcl

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