Monday, January 26, 2009

Get a grip, Nancy.

Or at least take an Economics course.

Pelosi: Contraception is Good Stimulus for the Economy

Her words:
"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."

Her line of reasoning:

  • It is the government's responsibility to provide for people.
  • Government spending on people is good for the economy.
  • More people mean more government spending.
  • Therefore, fewer people mean less spending.
  • Fewer people are cheaper than more people, making it easier for the government to spend more money per person.
  • Hence, birth control (with its ugly cousin abortion) is better for the economy.

Never mind that in the real world, one needs people to be employees to produce commodities and other people to be customers who buy products. These business transactions keep the economy moving. Money means little if there isn't a population around to use it. Japan is a prominent example of this connection between growth in the population and the economy. For the past few years, Japan has been working to avert an economic downturn as its own population declines.

Let's also consider the fact that young people generate a great deal of economic activity with their parents' money. Think of all of those teenagers at the malls and movie theaters with Mom and Dad's cash in their pockets. Think of all of those Wii systems, computers, iPods, and other techno-toys people bought for their sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren this past Christmas. Heck, just think of what the 13-25 crowd does for the cosmetic industry! I don't see many advertisements for zit creams directed at the over 40 crowd.

But, then, who ever said that Washington is the real world?

Those of us in the real world want to be able to keep our hard-earned money so that we can feed, clothe, educate, and (within reason) entertain our children as we see fit. Nancy Pelosi is telling us we shouldn't even have them! In her view, they'll only drain the resources of the government village that will raise them for us, because obviously we can't (or shouldn't have to) take on the arduous task of raising them ourselves.

It's the same condescending attitude that we see in "humanitarian" agencies that provide abortion and birth control overseas.

I suppose I should be thankful for one thing, though. Mrs. Pelosi is at least has the honesty not to hide how out of touch she really is.



Check out this video from Students for Life:

Just call her No Apologies Nancy!


Nancy Pelosi's Neo-Eugenics

Schoolmarm Ruler tips to:, Tito

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