House Speaker Nancy Pelosi actually justifies spending hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives and family planning services as an attempt to “reduce costs.” What planet are these people from? As Rick Saunders points out in his excellent piece today, House Appropriations Committee Chair David Obey justifies $600 million for PREPARATIONS for universal healthcare as a cost-cutting measure.
Spend mind-boggling amounts of money on non-stimulative programs and projects, and justify that spending by arguing that it will somehow reduce costs. These Democrats need a mental evaluation.
I could see it now. Rorschach ink-blot after Rorschach ink-blot: “That’s Karl Marx … yep, that’s Karl Marx again … ooh! ooh! It’s Karl Marx!”
So, in a continuing effort to keep score, a recap: We are in the process of arranging to borrow trillions of dollars from countries across the world so we can, in turn, spend that money on programs and other nonsense which not only would not stimulate our economy but, in the case of universal healthcare, could seriously hinder it. Furthermore, much of the money in the so-called “stimulus” package, the funds earmarked for FDR-like infrastructure projects, may not even be disbursed for another two years.
I don’t get it, people. I don’t get it at all.