The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC's 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
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the
downturn in our economy.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Just when you think you have heard the most ridiculous thing you can hear come out of Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, she goes and gives you something else to shake your head at. Careful, after you read this you won't just be shaking your head, but banging it against a hard surface.
The Speaker is defending a move to add birth control funding to the new economic stimulus package. Pelosi claims that "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government." According to Drudge,
If Republicans do not take a stand against this pork-filled bill, what will they take a stand against? President Obama is set to meet tomorrow morning with the entire Republican caucus to discuss the same stimulus bill. How the bill looks after this meeting, will demonstrate President Obama's true level of reaching across the aisle.
If the bill still looks as it does now, we will have at least a few more years of hearing Pelosi's ludicrous explanations..........................and more than a few head banging headaches.