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Monday, January 26, 2009

Pelosi on Contraception

From This Week on ABC yesterday, explaining why in this time of fiscal disaster the federal government must spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraception:

"The family planning services reduce cost," Pelosi said, "One of the elements of this package is assistance to the states. 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."

Reduce costs by reducing people? Two examples to illustrate how this does not work:

  1. Europe - contracepting western civilization on that continent right out of existence. They are not even able to reproduce at replacement rate anymore.
  2. Social Security - the idea that many workers being taxed to pay for the retirement bliss of the few depends on there being more workers than retirees. We've known for at least a decade that we have a severe shortage of workers compared with retirees.
Less people equals a dying culture. Laying aside the issues of abortion and the sanctity of the sacrament of matrimony, economically speaking, less people means a smaller economy, smaller marketplace, smaller tax base.

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