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Nancy Pelosi says birth control will help the US economy
Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, has angered conservatives by claiming that birth control will help the ailing American economy.

By Tom Leonard in New York
Last Updated: 12:20AM GMT 27 Jan 2009

The Democratic leader defended plans in the government's $825 billion (£600 billion) economic stimulus package to reimburse states for contraceptives and other family planning services given out as part of the Medicaid programme for people who cannot afford health insurance.

Mrs Pelosi said that "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government".

Mrs Pelosi, the mother of five children and grandmother to six, did not spell out exactly how fewer babies would help the economy.

But she told ABC television: "The family planning services 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," she said in an interview on Sunday on ABC's This Week.

John Boehner, the House Republican leader, told Fox News: "Regardless of where anyone stands on taxpayer funding for contraceptives and the abortion industry, there is no doubt that this once little-known provision in the congressional Democrats' spending plan has nothing to do with stimulating the economy and creating more American jobs."

What comes out of her mouth is sheer idiocy. What she is saying is that fewer children mean less benefits to pay. Obviously she's not including her own descendants, so her comments are meant to apply to the poor. I guess that's one way to reduce the rolls. More people are just costs to the government.

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And gee, the Conservative birth control plans worked so well. Why would she want to change things?

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And gee, the Conservative birth control plans worked so well. Why would she want to change things?
Ignorant misdirection, get a clue. She is justifying this as part of the economic stimulus plan; apparently about $150 million buckaroos. Only someone of your infinite wisdom (?) could connect not having children with job creation or business investment. I'd love to hear your explanation.

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Ignorant misdirection, get a clue. She is justifying this as part of the economic stimulus plan; apparently about $150 million buckaroos. Only someone of your infinite wisdom (?) could connect not having children with job creation or business investment. I'd love to hear your explanation.
I think the second paragraph starts it. "Mrs Pelosi said that "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government". " If states and the Fed are spending less monies on social services programs and issues related to unwanted pregnancies that becomes more money to spur the economy. We have a single pool of money, what is not spent is as important as what is spent.

And the first comment wasn't meant to be misdirection. It was intended to laugh at Conservatives and their half baked plans.

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Well, I don't have any children but I'm paying ever increasing property taxes to fund the construction and operation of new schools and other breeder expenses here in northern Virginia. At first glance, Pelosi's idea doesn't look so bad. What would be even better though is to start charging people taxes on the third child. Short of a MAD war or global holocaust, humanity isn't under threat of extinction. Pull out for God's sake.
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Well, I don't have any children but I'm paying ever increasing property taxes to fund the construction and operation of new schools and other breeder expenses here in northern Virginia. At first glance, Pelosi's idea doesn't look so bad. What would be even better though is to start charging people taxes on the third child. Short of a MAD war or global holocaust, humanity isn't under threat of extinction. Pull out for God's sake.
While I understand that it buys votes, I have never understood the obsession with child tax deductions. It just makes no sense for the majority of people.

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Just read on my trusty Fox news crawler--Dems have dropped contraceptive program from stimulus package. Hooray and Hooray for common sense. The secret way to get the Republicans to a victory is to have Pelosi sell the program!

What is becoming more obvious as the details emerge is that this giant spending bill is more PORK than stimulus. That's PORKulus to you in the beltway.

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She brought up a logic point that few understand.
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