Obama Culture of Death Update™: Obama Would Rather Shut Down the Government Than See Planned Parenthood Lose Taxpayer Funding
LifeNews is reporting that, should Congress pass a budget that does not provide federal taxpayer funds for the world's largest provider of abortions, President Obama will veto the spending bill, thus shutting down the government:
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The House approved a long-term bill weeks ago with the Pence Amendment to yank funding for the abortion business, but Senate Democrats rejected it. As negotiations move forward on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for most of the rest of the year, Planned Parenthood officials are concerned the House and Senate will agree to a measure that revokes its funding.
If that happens, Obama could issue a veto that would force lawmakers back to the drawing board with a bill that could restore Planned Parenthood place at the funding trough.
Obama has already said he would veto the House-approved long-term spending bill because it [de]funds Planned Parenthood, saying House Republicans’ cuts are “unacceptable.” http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/04/obama-would-veto-spending-bill-de-funding-planned-parenthood/
“Let’s not try to sneak political agendas into a budget debate,” Obama said. [ED.: Great idea!!! So, how about you quit trying to fund your pro-abort buddies with our tax dollars?] “If Republicans are interested in social issues that they want to promote, they should put a bill on the floor of the House and promote it, have an up-or-down vote, send it over to the Senate. But don’t try to use the budget as a way to promote a political or ideological agenda.” [ED.: Seriously? This is the "intelligent" and "thoughtful" president that partisan DemoCath hacks like Mikey Sean Winters are always going on about? Hey, genius, funding Planned Parenthood is a line item in a frickin' budget!!! If that line item is not funded in the next year's budget bill, that is a BUDGETARY act. It was the decision to fund an abortion provider in the first place that was "promot[ing] a political or ideological agenda". Cutting an unpopular item from the budget when the government is running huge deficits is EXACTLY what budget debates like this one are SUPPOSED to be about. Oh, I forgot. Obama's a Democrat. And to Democrats, once an item is on the budget, any attempt to remove it is part of an "extreme partisan agenda". But it's pretty clear who the extremist is here: the guy who would rather shut down the government (or let babies die in a closet) than see his abortion-providing allies suffer a legislative defeat of any kind.]
Nice priorities our president has. Let's see the allegedly "pro-life" Catholic progressives try to justify this one. Of course, they'll find SOME way to defend their Dear Leader and lay the blame at the feet of pro-lifers and/or the GOP. They ALWAYS do.
Who knows? Maybe, while they're at it, they'll be able to throw in a condemnation or two at the "out of touchness" of the "aging and increasingly marginalized white Bishops".
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