The white-supremicist Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) would be so proud of Nancy Pelosi! Pelosi invokes “reduced costs to the states” as a reason for spending millions on birth control. (Never mind the fact that birth control is already inexpensively available at any corner drug store and taught about in public school sex-ed classes.) Exactly who is Pelosi targetting with her statements?
Well, basically, she was saying that fewer children meant more resources for everyone else!
Here is what she said on This Week with George Stephanopoulos:
|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.
You know, certain people throughout history made similar statements about such things. Here is one:
“Our starting point is not the individual, and we do not subscribe to the view that one should feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty or clothe the naked. -Joesph Goebbels, 1938
Goebbels certainly wanted to “reduce costs to the state” with his statement.
Others in the Nazi hierarchy went even further. Fritz Bernotat believed in the indiscriminate killing of “useless eaters.”
The above may be in the extreme, but Pelosi has certainly taken a step in that direction. I wonder whom Pelosi would think the “uselss eaters” would be? Which children does she believe are being born to the “wrong people?”
Pelosi’s quotes are a step in a direction that a certain government in Central Europe took back in the 1930’s. The journey that government undertook did not end well for the world.
James Pethokoukis, in a blog entry for U.S. News and World Report, excerpts the book Empty Cradle by Phil Longman. Here is the quote:
|Population aging also depresses the growth of government revenues. Population growth is a major source of economic growth: more people create more demand for the products capitalists sell, and more supply of the labor capitalists buy. Economists may be able to construct models of how economies could grow amid a shrinking population, but in the real world, it has never happened. A nation’s GDP is literally the sum of its labor force times average output per worker. Thus a decline in the number of workers implies a decline in an economy’s growth potential. When the size of the work force falls, economic growth can occur only if productivity increases enough to compensate.|
I thought the Democrats believed that our children were our greatest long-term investment. Apparently, only certain children are worthy of that investment and the potential parents of the others should simply relinquish their reproductive rights.
You can access the complete blog-entry on-line here:
Pelosi: Contraception Is Good Stimulus For The Economy
U.S. News & World Report
January 26, 2009
UPDATE: It looks like Pelosi is in the same company as Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama’s health care advisor (and brother to Rahm) who wants to ration care so that the very old and very young are the least likely to get treatment.
Filed under: Culture Of Life, Government, Politics, Social Issues | Tagged: contraception, Empty Cradle, Fritz Bernotat, George Stephanopoulos, James Pethokoukis, Joesph Goebbels, Margaret Sanger, Nancy Pelosi, Nazi, Phil Longman, Planned Parenthood |