Monday, January 26, 2009

Pelosi: 'They reduce cost'

(BUMPED; UPDATES BELOW) Children are a net budget expense that Nancy Pelosi says government can't afford:
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.
Or, as some used to say: Lebensunwertes Leben.

UPDATE: "Brilliant. No People = No Costs!"

UPDATE II: Don Surber:
Stephanopoulos could have pointed out that the reason the health costs for kids are rising is that Pelosi just led the charge to expand SCHIP to cover families of 4 that have incomes of more than $80,000 a year.
Right. On the one hand, liberals insist on ever-expanding entitlements "for the children." On the other hand, they insist on pushing birth control to reduce the Baby Menace. Pelosi is one of those alleged Catholics whose politics are 180 degrees out of phase with her own church.

UPDATE III: Ed Morrissey asks: Cui bono?

UPDATE IV: Drew M. at AOSHQ:
And by the way, why does 'family planning' cost so much? As many morons can attest to, not having sex is pretty damn inexpensive.
Yeah, rich guys get all the good stuff.

UPDATE V: Michelle Malkin: "Up next: Emergency funding for suicide manuals and euthanasia education."

6 comments:

  1. That's brutal. Heaven help an "Old Person" under Obama/Reid/Pelosi managed health care. They will manage to end their life to save money. Soylent Green here we come!

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  2. Not too far down the line, it'll become clear that doing away with white guys will also lessen costs?

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  3. Remember, after Joe Biden, she will be first in line.

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  4. "Right. On the one hand, liberals insist on ever-expanding entitlements "for the children." On the other hand, they insist on pushing birth control to reduce the Baby Menace."

    Right. On the one hand,Conservatives insist that women who get knocked up MUST have the baby.
    On the other hand, once those babies are born Conservatives want nothing to do with them, despite their so called "love" for the unborn fetus....
    whatever dude....

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  5. No, Conservatives want the women to pay for it themselves. My tax dollars can be spent to keep programs in my kids' schools instead.

    We are not the ones who say that our daughters are getting 'punished with a baby'. Your glorious leader is.

    As for saying that we don't want anything to do with them, I think it is pretty clear where the largest number of single moms are... WHo bails on them when the kid comes around?

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  6. Johnny Walker PurpleMon Jan 26, 05:53:00 PM

    This is a fun joke but sadly some people actually believe that's what she meant.

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