STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?She's attempting to justify porkbarrel spending on a pet program - contraceptives and birth control - by claiming that birth control will reduce the need for education, health care, and everything else.
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.
If these leftists are so interested in saving the economy and environment, how about doing it themselves by not procreating. You don't need the government to do that, just self-control. That would save everyone from all the hot air we're exposed to incessantly by the radical leftists.
Pelosi is basically telling people to do as I say, but not as I have done, as she's a mother of 5 children and has 6 grandchildren. I don't see her telling her kids to stop having kids.
It is without a doubt expensive to have kids. There's production costs for all the stuff that growing kids need, from baby formula, strollers, clothes, to costs of education. That's money that goes to school districts, teachers, and all the related industries that support school operations (publishers, manufacturers, maintenance, construction, etc.) All that money goes somewhere, and that includes corporations that pay taxes on that income, wages earned by all the people working for those stores, businesses, schools, and ancillary activities that people rely on.
It costs $190,000 to raise a child to the age of 18, and that's a conservative figure at best. Throw in college, which can cost another $100,000, and you're talking real money.
That's real income earned by all those people, and Pelosi is telling us to throw that all away because it costs money, but contraceptives will save us money in the long run?
Expect to hear lots more of this claptrap in the years to come.
Here's the video, courtesy of Ms. Underestimated:
Note too that contraceptives and birth control will also include abortions, which is one of the pet causes of the left. Nice. The Democrats now think that the way to stimulate the economy is to encourage abortions and birth control.