Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood

Poor pitiful Planned Parenthood.  A new rule on Title X funding, a program designed to provide health services to low income people, went into effect Monday, courtesy of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court Appeals — the most liberal appeals court in the nation.  Therefore, the nation’s behemoth abortion provider will fall on its sword — make that the scalpels and suction machines it uses to end the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies a year —rather than abide by it.  As a result, Planned Parenthood will lose $60 million in government funds.

All Planned Parenthood had to do to receive this money was stop referring the women it sees for pregnancy tests to its abortion business in the next room.  Planned Parenthood can’t do that because, despite what it says about providing health services, abortion is its “core mission.”  Continue reading “Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood”

Let’s Deport Bernie Sanders

Forget Ilhan Omar.  I’d like to send Bernie Sanders back to the country from which he came, Canada.  No, he wasn’t from Canada originally, but he was there recently.  Does that count?  After all, he is so in love with that country’s health care system.  Can we simply deport him?

It wouldn’t cost that much to send him packing.  Montreal, Canada, is only a short 96 miles from his home in Burlington, Vt.  No doubt the irascible senator and Democratic presidential candidate has been there many times.   Why, he is so enamored with the place that he recently took a busload of people from Detroit to Windsor, Canada, as a campaign stunt, so, please, can we just send him back to Canada, permanently? Continue reading “Let’s Deport Bernie Sanders”

A Trillion Dollars in Perspect

“A billion here, a billion there.  Pretty soon, you’re talking about real money.”  

Attributed to the late Sen. Everett Dirksen

 

Everett Dirksen (R.-Ill) was the Senate Minority Leader in the 1960s.  He was as famous for his wit as he was for his concern about federal spending and our rising public debt.  In 1969, the year he died, the U.S. public debt was $354 billion.  In today’s dollars that would be around $2.5 trillion.  If only that were the size of today’s debt.   Instead it has ballooned to a whopping $22 trillion.

As if that weren’t bad enough, the leading Democrat presidential candidates are proposing programs that will add trillions more:  universal child care, free college, universal basic income, reparations, tax credit for renters and let us not forget Bernie Sander’s Medicare for all.  The latter is estimated to cost anywhere from $3.24 trillion to $1.38 trillion a year, depending on whose estimate you take. Continue reading “A Trillion Dollars in Perspect”

World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled

Don’t look now, but the world’s greatest negotiator just got rolled on a budget deal by a couple of snake oil salesman and you will end up paying the bill.

Don’t blame Nancy Pelosi.  She does what she has always done.  Her game plan has always been the same.  It has never changed.  However, the president refused to listen to the grownups in the White House — Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget —who had studied it and prepared an adequate defense.

No, the two guys holding out the bottle of magic miracle tonic were none other than Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  They claim it contains the solution to all Trump’s current problems.  All he has to do is agree to raise the debt ceiling.  Drop his insistence that there be real offsets for a heavy round of new spending that bust the caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act — the hard fought victory won by the tea-party Congress —  and call it a victory for national defense.

Just drink the contents in this little bottle and Continue reading “World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled”

Anatomy of the Immigration Crisis

The nation’s southern border is an open sieve.  As a result, thousands of people from Central America and countless other countries are storming into the country every day along with untold amounts of drugs and other contraband.  The Border Patrol is helpless to stop it, reduced to playing the role of a nanny due to the increased numbers of adults with minors in tow.

It is a thankless job.  These brave individuals are often attacked physically by those attempting to gain illegal entry and now verbally by some ungrateful members of Congress.  It is a shameful situation! Continue reading “Anatomy of the Immigration Crisis”

Kamala the Khameleon

So who is Kamala Harris, the woman who has risen to the top of the polls after the first Democratic presidential debate and why the sudden popularity?

The simple answer is that she is attractive and managed to knock the, up to that point, frontrunner Biden off his game by insinuating that he is a racist for his previous stand against bussing.  The media loved it and played the clip over, and over, and over.

Before the debate, few really knew who the junior senator from California was, except the small percentage of voters who follow politics.  After the debate, few still don’t know much about her — much less where she stands on the important issues — other than that well-worn news clip. Continue reading “Kamala the Khameleon”

A Warning about Freedom from the Founders

The nation can use a holiday, a holiday from the bickering that now characterizes our political debates in the halls of Congress or what passes as “news.”  Even our social media is awash in vitriol.

As we pause to enjoy time with family and friends, it is more important that ever to remember the events that led to the holiday:  the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  It’s also important to remember the bravery and sacrifice made by the men who willingly put their lives on the line to sign it and those who gave their lives to defend it.

The British had increasingly oppressed the colonists.  As the tensions grew, the crown sent a standing army to North America to strengthen its control.  Furthermore, it ruled Continue reading “A Warning about Freedom from the Founders”