MIKE HSU'S BLOG
What A Bunch Of Rubbers
In the latest stimulus package proposed by the Obama administration there is a provision to supply funding for State family planning programs.Â House Republican Leader John Boehner says this funding doesn't create jobs or stimulate the economy.Â Speaker Of The House, Nancy Pelosi, stated on "ABC's 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."
Who makes contraceptives?Â Drug companies.Â Who has one of the most powerful lobbies in the U.S.?Â See here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/29/60minutes/main2625305.shtml.Â This is just a back door way to funnel taxpayer money to the drug companies.Â When Republicans were in charge they made it almost impossible and in some cases illegal to obtain medications from Mexico and Canada where they are much cheaper.Â Since Democrats are prone to be more friendly to the causes of Planned Parenthood clinics they are using this cause to stimulate the Drug companies.Â Where are all these condoms, birth control pills, IUD's and sponges coming from and do you think the companies that manufacture them are giving them to the government for free?Â "Follow The Money".Â Or, much like a rest stop on 495, follow the trail of condoms.