Your Tax Dollars at Work. No, Really!

February 28, 2011


Dear Congress,

I don’t ask for much. I live quietly, I take care of myself, I donate to charities, I work hard and save my money. I don’t expect to see a dime of the funds I have paid into Social Security and Medicare when I retire, because I know that money is already all gone. It’s okay, I’ll probably get by without going on the dole, even thought my 401(k) is not nearly what it used to be…

But since you’re looking for ways to cut spending here and there, I hereby request three small cuts. Oh, I know they won’t make much difference to our bottom line, but really, these are things that our tax dollars should never have funded in the first place.

#1: Defund Planned Parenthood

#2: Defund public broadcasting

#3: Stop using our money to rebuild and shore up mosques both here and abroad. I mean, after all, isn’t separation of church and state one of those bedrock standards the liberals hoist up every time a kid says a brief “Thank you, Father” after a touchdown at the school football game? Or if someone wants to include that icky “under God” part of the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag? So why on earth are we spending close to a billion dollars on shoring up mosques in Egypt, Cyprus, Tadjikstan, Mali, and who knows where else?

So please… just stop doing that.

Oh, and by the way; remember November, 2010? November 2012 is rapidly approaching. I’m just saying.

Yours very sincerely,
Stoutcat
A proud Tea Partier


ObamaCare to Fund Abortions… So What?

August 18, 2009

 

I’ve seen a lot of righteous indignation at the idea that President Obama’s healthcare plans will fund abortions with taxpayer money. And the fact is crystal clear that ObamaCare will do just that. After much hemming and hawing and backing and filling from both the White House and a complicit press corps, Peter Orszag, the White House Budget Director, admits as much, as he says he’s not “prepared to rule it out.” Right. And we all know what that means.

But it’s no use getting our knickers in a twist over this plan in particular. It’s just another bucketful of our money, after all. In truth, the sad fact is that hundreds of millions our taxpayer dollars already go to fund abortions, and have done so for years. Last year alone, Congress gave Planned Parenthood $350 million (34% of their annual revenue), and if 2008 is any indicator, our funding this year will allow them to perform in excess of 300,000 abortions in 2009.

Sadly, whether we like it or not, our taxes will continue to pay for abortions, whether ObamaCare flourishes or withers on the vine. Last month Congress voted down a measure to strip Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funding. Mike Pence (R-IN), who authored the unsuccessful measure, says he will keep fighting:

“How the federal government spends taxpayer money says a great deal about who we are as a nation. Federal spending should reflect the cherished values of an overwhelming majority of American taxpayers. Even pro-choice advocates oppose taxpayer funding of abortion and it is morally wrong to commit the tax dollars of pro-life Americans to promoting or performing abortions at home and abroad. It is deeply disturbing that this Democrat Congress just defeated the will of a strong majority of the American people who oppose federal funding for abortion.

“While our Democrat colleagues talk about their desire to reduce abortions, today’s vote suggests otherwise. You can’t reduce abortions by funding abortion providers with taxpayer dollars.”

If you don’t want your tax dollars going to fund abortions, forget about ObamaCare for the time being. Start with the measure that’s been in place for years; work to de-fund the organization that continues to get our money, continues to perform abortions, continues to flout the law, and continues to give illegal advice to young girls in need of real help.

If you really want to stop your dollars from funding abortions, de-fund Planned Parenthood.

Stoutcat


Planned Parenthood Covers Up Statutory Rape… Again

July 23, 2009

 

In her latest expose, Lila Rose of LiveAction goes undercover in Birmingham, AL. Visiting a Planned Parenthood center, she poses as a 14-year-old seeking an abortion after having sex with her fictitious 31-year-old boyfriend.

Sadly, the results are just about what we’ve come to expect from Planned Parenthood: (note: YouTube has removed this video due to “terms of use” violation. See end of post for updated info)

LiveAction gave the unedited tape to Alabama’s Attorney General’s office, and according to Firm Foundation, the Jefferson County Sherrif’s office gave the following statement after having seen the video:

“Anyone who sees that should be disturbed by it, and I hope they’re disturbed by it. For a 31 year old to have sex with a 14 year old, that is rape in the second degree. I think they are not only morally obligated to report it – the law requires them to report it, and there could be some serious consequences otherwise”

Alabama state law defines two levels of statutory rape:

  • § 13A-6-61: First-degree rape for someone age 16 or older to have sexual intercourse with someone under age 12. Penalty: Life in prison or between 10 and 99 years
  • § 13A-6-62: Second-degree rape for someone age 16 or older to have sexual intercourse with someone between age 12 and 16, when the actor is at least two years older.  Penalty: Two to 20 years in prison

Once again I wonder why we give our tax dollars to an organization which so brazenly flouts laws that exist to keep our children safe. (Note: Planned Parenthood receives nearly $300 million from federal and state governments annually.)

Previous posts about Lila Rose and the Mona Lisa Project can be seen here, here, and here.

UPDATE: Commenter Xfomred points out that YouTube has yanked the video due to “terms of use” violation. (See LiveAction’s response here.) So here’s a FoxNews video of Laura Ingraham covering the story:

Stoutcat


Round-up: The Murder of George Tiller

June 1, 2009

 

I stand with the vast majority of Conservative bloggers: the murder of Dr. George Tiller was a heinous act, not to be condoned. The man who did this vile act did no favors for those who choose to preserve life; he shattered the peace of a church service, he destroyed not only the life he took, but the lives of his family, and he destroyed his own life.

I will not take up the issue at this point of Dr. Tillers crimes against children. His crimes are not extenuating circumstances that forgive his murder. The man who killed him should be caught and punished. Period.

Michelle Malkin tells us to get ready for the fray:

Tiller’s family is grieving. Those who have jumped to score political points before Tiller is even buried are no better than the Phelps family thugs of the “Westboro Baptist Church” who respect no bounds of civility.

Unfortunately, it’s too much to ask the cable news networks and hyper-partisan snipers on the Internet to have the decency to restrain themselves.

Prepare for a wall-to-wall onslaught of gleeful finger-pointing on the Left and heated responses on the Right.

Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee says “a monster is murdered and nothing is gained.”

HotAir’s Ed Morrissey, in describing Tiller’s murder as domestic terrorism, says:

Tiller’s killer is no better than William Ayers, Kathleen Soliah, and Eric Rudolph, people who attempted to use violence for their extremist ends. Those who value life know that murder is the antithesis of the pro-life movement.

Ann Althouse does some very good research on whether Bill O’Reilly is to blame.

And at Little Green Footballs, there’s an appallingly long list of comments from other blogs, celebrating the death of Tiller. Click the link to view the vile comments. I won’t post them here.

This is a bad situation all around, and rejoicing in death–anyone’s death–diminishes us all.

Stoutcat


Planned Parenthood Fails Our Daughters Again

March 18, 2009


It seems like just last month that the Planned Parenthood office in Tucson was in the news for committing crimes by abetting a 15-year-old girl get an abortion behind her parents’ back, with full knowldege that the father was 27 years old.

Oh yeah, it was! Much to nobody’s surprise, Planned Parenthood in Arizona not only did nothing about the Tucson office abuses, it’s up to the same tricks in two offices in Phoenix.

In 2007, $300 million of your tax dollars allowed Planned Parenthood — a non-profit organization — to rake in a profit of over $100 million. They have a budget of over $1 billion (yes, that’s billion with a “B”) and they still can’t manage to obey the laws of the states in which they operate.

Yes, your money pays for young girls getting advice like that in the video above.

When are we going to stop giving our tax dollars to support this travesty? When are we going to require that they obey laws regarding statutory rape? How much is finally enough?

Spread the word; share this video; protect your daughters.

H/T: Michelle Malkin

Stoutcat


Planned Parenthood: Epic Fail. Again

February 3, 2009

 

The young ladies over at the Mona Lisa Project have just released another undercover video, this one from a Planned Parenthood center in Tucson, AZ. Once again, it seems that the clinic is complicit in covering up a felony. This time the scenario is a 15-year-old girl who is 10 weeks pregnant by her 27-year-old boyfriend.

The advice she gets is on how to avoid having to tell her parents, how to dress appropriately for an appearance with a judge for a parental notification waiver, and most of all, NOT to bring the boyfriend to support her during the “procedure.”

I wonder whose head will roll who will be suspended for a few weeks this time.

Previous posts about the Mona Lisa Project here and here.

Update: HotAir weighs in.

Stoutcat


Pelosi and Birth Control — She Misses the Point

January 27, 2009

 

UPDATE: Is it possible that common sense will prevail? We can but hope…

So Pelosi wants to include “birth control” in the next stimulus package. (Or is it the package after that?)

Stimulus? There’s something missing here… I think we’re having a “fish and a bicycle” moment… How about personal responsibility relative to avoiding pregnancy right from the git go? Sounds to me like there’s already plenty of “stimulus” to go around.

Look… I’m 50 now, but once I was 20. Back then, I had zipoid for money and a crappy job pumping gas. (In retrospect, a “Do You Want Fries With That” paycheck would have been a big step up – at least I would have been warm and dry in a “McJob”.) Still, miracle upon miracle, I and my “more-than-friendly” contacts avoided the “punishment” of pregnancy without government “stimulus”. Yeah, I had to work an hour or two extra for a hearty box of “whoopee latex”, but I knew I had to do so as did the fair maidens I courted… In those days, no “whoopee latex” equated to no “whoopee”. Common sense contraception… Now there’s a radical idea.

Yeah, yeah, yeah… “Dealing” with unwanted pregnancies supposedly will save our republic countless millions. And there will always be times when youthful exuberance will overrun even the finest of intentions… But in 2009 (after all the money we’ve spent on sex education and free condoms in our schools) a rational person (even a young person) might understand that it’s all very simple — don’t screw around if you don’t have protection!And if you think that a single high school student doesn’t understand that, you’re a damned fool.

Why is it that people like Pelosi can’t see the cause through the result? The problem is that we as a society are not demanding that our young people use discretion and common sense in sexual matters – be it contraception, abstinence, or good old manual dexterity.

Ha! What am I thinking? Common sense and sexuality? Politicians in general?

Revelation upon revelation… They’re all missing the point.

Alan Speakman