When people figure out that it is not the job of the government (taxpayers) to buy you things, then maybe this country can make some real progress towards the long-forgotten idea of common sense. Your column is simply a reminder of how far we have come since we lost that compass.
1. Not being paid for by government doesn’t mean there is less access to birth control pills (It’s about $9 a month at Wal-Mart and Target)
2. Planned Parenthood is a billion dollar corporation, not part of government. Therefor it should not be getting government funding, it definitely is not entitled to them.
3. Rosa Rodriguez, judging from your column, has yet to put two and two together when it comes to HOW she gets pregnant. I notice not one single mention of a boyfriend or husband besides the mention of child support. (Talk about mindless)
4. Stop trying to peddle the notion that funding Planned Parenthood doesn’t pay for abortions, I have never yet been able to only fill up the shallow end of the pool.
5. “For every dollar the state spends (invests?-lol) the federal government pays $9”... free money!! free money!! Federal dollars never cost taxpayers anything! How cool is that? ... err... not so much. Anything the federal or state government gives away it has taken away from someone else plus the cost of overhead which is much higher than any charities or the mafia for that matter.
The only ones who are ‘mindless’ are people who agree with you.
This comes a day or so after Georgetown Law Center student Sandra Fluke testified in front of Congress about the need for the government to pick up the tab for her sexual habits. Again, why is it the job of taxpayers to pay for the birth control of wild college girls? Her tuition is probably in the neighborhood of $40,000 per year, and she wants people who make less to buy her stuff for her.
This is greed. Leftists politicians will spend as much of your money as they like pandering for votes, but sometimes the votes come with their own wish list. It is as simpe as that.