President Bush and Ted “hic” Kennedy brought us the “No Child Left Behind” program that utterly failed due to lack of funding, and now San Fran Freako’s own Freak in Congress who dreamed up the idea of funding Contraception as part of the economic stimulus because as we all know, Children can be such a burden on the economy with education and medical expenses.
Well it appears that House Democrats who are suffering approval ratings worse then President George W. Bush have grown a brain and it sounds like they may be tossing Pelosi’s plan under the bus.
From Michelle Malkin:
House Democrats are likely to jettison family planning funds for the low-income from an $825 billion economic stimulus bill, officials said late Monday, following a personal appeal from President Barack Obama at a time the administration is courting Republican critics of the legislation.
Several officials said a final decision was expected on Tuesday, coinciding with Obama’s scheduled visit to the Capitol for separate meetings with House and Senate Republicans.
The provision has emerged as a point of contention among Republicans, who criticize it as an example of wasteful spending that would neither create jobs nor otherwise improve the economy.
Under the provision, states no longer would be required to obtain federal permission to offer family planning services — including contraceptives — under Medicaid, the health program for the low-income.
Democrats considered the politically-potent change as congressional budget experts estimated it would take slightly longer for the overall legislation to achieve an impact on the economy than the administration projects…
…Several Democrats said Monday night that Obama had spoken personally with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., about removing the provision. Waxman is chairman of the committee with jurisdiction over Medicaid and a close ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
The Democrats who described the likely reversal did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to disclose developments not yet made public.
Obama’s request to House Democrats underscores the administration’s desire to signal a spirit of bipartisanship, a recurring theme for the president in his first week in office.
I would think that Pelosi was only following the marching orders of her Messiah who during the election stated that he will educate his young daughters but “if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16.”
Besides, who needs contraception in San Fran Freako? Not much in the line of normal sexual behavior going on there anyway.
Next show coming will be Nancy Pelosi being ex communicated from the Catholic Church by a Former Nazi Youth who reinstated a Holocaust Denier….Film at 11!!!