Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pissing our tax dollars away on abortion and Hillary

Clinton Accepts $20 Million From Planned Parenthood


Hillary Clinton gets Planned Parenthood Endorsement for $20 million
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton announced her official acceptance of the Planned Parenthood endorsement in the Presidential election, stating that their support reinforces her commitment to women’s “reproductive rights”.
Planned Parenthood has never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate, making this move historical, especially with the organization announcing they will commit $20 million towards her campaign with a focus on hitting the most competitive states.
The organization released a statement saying, “We're proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Hillary Clinton holds the strongest record on reproductive rights of all presidential contenders in not just this election, but in American history.”
Although Barack Obama was previously named “the abortion president” by Family Talk, Clinton is giving him a run for his money with this endorsement.
Clinton has repeatedly made it clear, especially on social media, that she will stick to her pro-choice beliefs and fight to keep abortion legal despite the recent videos that show Planned Parenthood engaging in the sale of body parts from aborted babies. One gruesome video even discussed about the “less crunchy” techniques of removing the babies to keep the body parts intact for potential sale. Although Clinton at the time called the footage “disturbing”, this apparently was not enough to convince her to not accept the money for her campaign.


Planned Parenthood received $528.4 million in public funding last year

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Just over 40 percent of Planned Parenthood's budget comes from government grants and reimbursements, the organization's most recent budget report shows. Between June 2013 and 2014, Planned Parenthood received $528.4 million in public funding, a big chunk of its $1.3 billion national budget.

7 comments:

  1. You know William, if you were raising this as a criticism of the money in politics today, I would offer a lot more support. This post, though, is because you are opposed to abortion. I support women having the right to have an abortion. I don't like seeing this. PP provides an enormous amount of non abortive services that poor women rely on and if we defund PP, they will be hurt by that. Regardless, I don't like seeing them commit so much money to a particular candidate. More than likely, I doubt you have a problem with the Koch's spending millions. It's the same thing, it's an investment to ensure favor later.

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    1. As far as I know the federal government has not funded the Koch's to the tune of half a billion per year.

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    2. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/opinion/sunday/corporate-welfare-for-the-kochs.html?_r=0

      http://www.ibtimes.com/charles-koch-blasts-subsidies-tax-credits-his-firm-has-taken-195-million-worth-them-2034949

      And here is the link referenced by the second link http://www.ibtimes.com/charles-koch-blasts-subsidies-tax-credits-his-firm-has-taken-195-million-worth-them-2034949

      The reality is this William, people who make large donations are making an investment that they will get favor. You can't, on the one hand, tell me PP is doing exactly that, but that people like the Koch's are just being patriotic. The bottom line is that they are buying influence. But, as with most things, you are only against ethically charged behavior from people you don't like.

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    3. I've got nothing against you having an abortion max as long as I don't have to borrow money from China to pay for it.

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    4. I was going to say that I have nothing against the Koch's buying T party seats as long as they do it with their own money, but actually I do have a problem with that. Your claim about paying for abortions with borrowed money from China is a little disingenuous. If you get to pick and choose everything you do and don't want to pay for, why can't I? What makes your claim any more morally valid than my claim to reduce military spending and the death to innocent people we cause all over the world? What makes it more valid is that you believe you are right, and everyone else is wrong. There's a lot of things I dislike that our tax dollars go to.

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    5. I want to reduce military spending also max. I want to cut across the board. Nothing moral or immoral about that.

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    6. Curious, is the Big River Steel plant any different that the Clinton tax free foundation???

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