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PELOSI: Birth control will help economy

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi boldly defended a move to add birth control funding to the new economic "stimulus" package, claiming "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."

Pelosi, the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who once said, "Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom," seemed to imply babies are somehow a burden on the treasury.

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 government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

Interesting theory.

She stopped too short however. The savings would be astronomical if birth control was mandatory for those on Welfare.

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Darth Biscuit    12,503

The savings would be astronomical if birth control was mandatory for those on Welfare.

What? And deprive us fair citizens from paying for someone else's fun?

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Interesting theory.

She stopped too short however. The savings would be astronomical if birth control was mandatory for those on Welfare.

She might not have said it, but it would be true.

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Zaximus    4,357

It would be way to hard to enforce a rule like that, plus I just don't see us refusing to give a mom with 3 kids money so they can eat.

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Fiz    878

seems like a pretty big reach to me

what part of condoms, pills and education being less expensive than clothing, feeding, teaching, and giving medical care to orphans for eighteen years, then likely locking them up for more time, seems like a stretch to you.

oh wait that's right you senselessly knee jerk

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thefuzz    4,121

Interesting theory.

She stopped too short however. The savings would be astronomical if birth control was mandatory for those on Welfare.

very good point.

I would also like to add in drug tests for anyone getting unemployment, welfare, EBT, etc.....

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Fiz    878

we should do it reagan style and just wait for a drug and disease epidemic to wipe em out.

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thefuzz    4,121

we should do it reagan style and just wait for a drug and disease epidemic to wipe em out.

Are you saying that you agree with me on this one?

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Fiz    878

and then what would you do? cut them off?

so then you have drug addicts without any money and no prospects for recovery?

then after they knock over a liquor store, they have to be put up by the state in prison for fifteen years?

just be honest that you don't want your money going to blacks you know you want to say it no one will judge you in this forum.

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thefuzz    4,121

and then what would you do? cut them off?

so then you have drug addicts without any money and no prospects for recovery?

then after they knock over a liquor store, they have to be put up by the state in prison for fifteen years?

just be honest that you don't want your money going to blacks you know you want to say it no one will judge you in this forum.

I don't want money going to anyone that:

Can work and chooses not to.

Is consuming illegal drugs.

Who continues to have children while receiving gov. assistance.

Where in there is anything said about Blacks?

Oh yea, instead of sitting in prison, we could have some of these folks actually working.....just a thought.

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Fiz    878

perhaps you should think about the causes of drug use, teenage pregnancy and poor job prospects and finding out ways to eliminate them at the source instead of counterproductive bandaids and yearning for some neo-colonialist british rajs in the ghettos and trailer parks

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thefuzz    4,121

perhaps you should think about the causes of drug use, teenage pregnancy and poor job prospects and finding out ways to eliminate them at the source instead of counterproductive bandaids and yearning for some neo-colonialist british rajs in the ghettos and trailer parks

Are we talking of bandaids and welfare in the same thread?

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Fiz    878

Are we talking of bandaids and welfare in the same thread?

welfare by itself as it stands now probably is, but used as a bridging tool along with the appropriate progressive education programs and massive investment into the infrastructure of impoverished communities, schools, along with microlending programs and sponsoring of community banks, blah blah blah i could go on forever, would be very useful.

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thefuzz    4,121

welfare by itself as it stands now probably is, but used as a bridging tool along with the appropriate progressive education programs and massive investment into the infrastructure of impoverished communities, schools, along with microlending programs and sponsoring of community banks, blah blah blah i could go on forever, would be very useful.

thats all well and good, and I could possibly, and I say possibly be behind some of that. However,

I still don't want people that can work, use drugs, and have tons of children on welfare.....it's not that complicated.

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