Monday, January 26, 2009

At least someone's in charge

When you need leadership in an economic downturn, where do you turn? Why,
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of course.
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 freely confess that it would never have occurred to me to take millions of taxpayer dollars (excuse me, "hundreds of millions of dollars") and hand them over to the "family planning" (i.e., abortion and contraception) industry right now. That's the kind of "outside the box" thinking that we obviously need. I'm sure that she can spend those tax dollars that she takes from me better than I could.

(H/T, transcript Drudge)

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