Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Burden to the Economy?

Below is an exerpt from a conversation between George Stephanopoulos and Nancy Pelosi on ABC's This Week.

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.

How long before we start emptying the mental health care facilities because they are a "burden to the economy?" How about the convalescent hospitals? In fact, why don't we just have the family with five children pick their favorite three becuase the other two are too expensive? Where do we draw the line?

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