Nancy Pelosi wants to ‘decrease the surplus population’, Ebenezer Scrooge style. From Drudge:
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.
So, in other words, the way to help our ailing economy is to spend lots of money that we don’t actually have ensuring that the next generation of workers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and investors is never born. Sorry, Tiny Tim, you’re just too darned expensive.
I’d like her to say more about just what she means by ‘contraception’, because in this statement contraception sounds like an awfully good code word for ‘abortion.’ And that’s something I’m not even sure Scrooge would have wanted.