Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dems Drop Contraception From Stimulus, Turns Out Birth Control Really Does Not Stimulate The Economy!

Kudos to President Obama for finally showing some fiscal restraint.

Today, he is meeting with Congressional Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Fox News is reporting:

  • WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders in the House have dropped federal funding for new contraceptive services and ongoing programs to stop sexually transmitted diseases from the $825 billion economic stimulus bill due to hit the floor Tuesday.

  • The decision came after President Obama called Democratic leaders to tell them that the $200 million set-aside does not comport with the objectives of the job creation package.

  • "That's clearly a step in the right direction but it's not enough," House Minority Leader John Boehner said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended the spending Sunday on "This Week".

  • "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."

How does it feel to have egg on your face, Madame Speaker?

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