Monday, January 26, 2009

Family Planning = Economic Stimulus

Is the world going crazy?

Transcript at
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.

This is nothing more than democrats paying off their political supporters. The alternative is that they really believe less children = less drain on the government. What about passing policies that create wealth (tax cuts) so people can make responsible choices? This is the same argument the CCP uses to force abortions and sterilization as part of the one-child policy. I am not looking forward to the next 4 years of Socialist State of America.


I have a question for these tax-and-spend liberals. How much of my salary should I be able to keep? 80%? 50%*? 25%? Why not give all my salary to the government and have them give me a stipend to live on? I think this is the socialist/communist dream. Regardless of skill or effort, everyone gets the same pay/benefits, with themselves firmly entrenched in the elite ruling class, of course.

*That is my marginal tax rate. Every dollar I make, I only get to keep half. That's just income taxes. If I want to buy stuff, I get to pay even more in sales taxes.

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