Friday, December 18, 2015

Planned Parenthood Rejoicing Over GOP 2016 Spending Bill...

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and so are others on the progressive Left.

The Republican House majority has given America the 2016 spending budget.

On 2009 pages, it details how they intend to spend $1,205,146,000,000.

Planned Parenthood is praising Democrats, who are in the minority in Congress, for successfully giving the progressive Left nearly everything they asked for---including full funding for Planned Parenthood.

What's going on? I thought we were going to de-fund Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and a long list of other far Left programs once we had a majority in the House and Senate.

I'm not the only one wondering about it. Gallup released a survey yesterday that finds most of Americans are fed up with their elected officials---especially Republicans.


Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell crossed their heart when they told us they would de-fund Planned Parenthood and Obamacare.

While I don't want to belabor the point---they are not doing what they promised.

Speaker Ryan told the press, "Look in divided government, you don't get everything you want."

"Republicans didn't get all they wanted. And Democrats didn't get all they wanted. This is a bipartisan compromise," he said.

It is indeed a compromise.

Gallup published a survey yesterday in which they found only 17% of Democrats approve of the job their elected representatives are doing a good job representing the will of the people.

Only 15% of Republicans approve of their elected representatives.

Speaker Ryan hailed the fact that "we will have bipartisan votes"---but what about the people?

Several conservative organizations have not only read, but studied in depth the 2009 page spending budget and are revealing that it is beyond a compromise---some are calling it a sell out.

The Hill, not a right leaning news organization, expressed surprise that given the intensity of the push to de-fund PP earlier this year, the Republican Party went ahead---business as usual and funded the abortion operation again for 2016.

Both the Freedom Caucus and Pro-Life Caucus pushed hard to include the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act because it would have strengthened protections for organizations that do not want to cover abortions and doctors who do not want to provide them, as well as allowing people to sue if they believe the protections are violated.

Even that was not included in the budget.

The Hill reports, "Pro-abortion rights groups blamed rhetoric in Washington DC for influencing the shooter at the Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic" that killed 3 and wounded 9 people. They say the violence appeared to undercut efforts to reduce funding for Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Vice President Dana Singiser praised congressional Democrats for "holding the line against these harmful policy riders and cuts to key women's health programs."

The bill includes full funding, including $286 million for Title X family planning. Only a couple of months ago House Republicans were promising this would be eliminated from the 2016 budget.

Abortion.

Singiser said, "Today's budget bill maintains access to critical health services and lacks these harmful attacks on women's health care."

Speaker Ryan and Nancy Pelosi are working together this morning, hoping to get the votes together to pass the betrayal this afternoon.

The best in-depth study of what Ryan, McConnell, Reid and Pelosi are trying to do today comes from the Heritage Foundation "Daily Signal."

This is an overview of their analysis. To look further into their analysis of the spending bill, click the link above.

Heritage experts have combed through the bill’s numerous provisions and have provided their analysis on several key issues below:


  • Higher Spending
  • War Account as Slush Fund
  • Even Higher Spending With Gimmicks
  • Sanctuary Cities Spared
  • No Additional Assurances on Vetting Refugees
  • Risk Corridor Bailouts Avoided
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates Still Funded
  • Failure to Protect Conscience Rights
  • More Bad Than Good on Energy Provisions
  • Failure on WOTUS (EPA Water Rule)
  • Funding Barred for Unrelated Dietary Guidelines
  • Repeals Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling
  • Small Steps on School Lunch Funding
  • Congress Is at It Again With Tax Extenders
  • Obamacare’s Taxes

If this bill is approved late today before elected officials leave for Christmas break, email from our "conservative" elected officials will be coming later this evening and throughout the weekend explaining how they tried, it's complicated...and maybe next time. Thanks for your support.

That isn't good enough.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.


6 comments:

  1. In these presidential "debates", I want to hear the question, "Should people in government work to serve the people who originally wrote the Constitution, or should they seek to please the people of today, that is, whatever they want, or what we think they want, or whatever the media says the want?" (see our present day Preamble of the Constitution) If they would seek to please the dead, the dead could come alive, and we could see a new America.

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  2. Why can't they just say "NO", and explain why?

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  3. Our people in government need to learn to argue each point on it's constitutionality, simply looking at it for what it is, and start talking to each other from there. Who knows what could happen? Maybe we would have a congress that speaks the language of the constitution, would be pleasing to the people who wrote the Preamble, and we could start to look like America again.

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  4. In 1994 the Christian-conservative-right believed Newt Gingrich and we had the "Republican Revolution." In 2000 Christians added a Republican President and we had a fully R Party controlled federal government for six years. After a few years of democrat control, in 2010 the Tea Party revolution handed the R's control of the House and let John Boehner hold the nation's purse strings. Four years later the conservative movement rose to the occasion and propelled their favored party to power in the Senate to give republicans a lock on the legislative branch. In 2015 the right rejoiced at the departure of Boehner, then scrambled to lobby for a "conservative" replacement. And now, the Republican controlled Congress that was elected to stop Obama, repeal Obamacare and which promised to defund Planned Parenthood is handing Obama and the liberal left all the money they need to implement everything on the socialist, progressive, leftist agenda.

    So as the old saying goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me the third time, shame on me again. Fool me yet again and it's still shame on me. Fool me some more and tell me the lies I want to hear and it's still shame on me. Fool me for the... okay, I'm loosing track, how many times does this make now?

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  5. Whenever anybody in Congress says anything, the only song they should hear should be the same one, until they begin to get it. "I don't care about what your people want. I don't care about what you say the people want. I don't even care what the people of today in America really want. It's all irrelevant. What does the Preamble to our Constitution say? That is where we will continue to fight from. Any questions? This needs to be the new standard.

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  6. I have said from the beginning of his time in office that Paul Ryan was a horse of two colors. I told friends and spoke out in many places not to put him in a place of power. Folks, he is worse, hear me, WORSE than the drunk who laid the golden path for him to take over. It is sooooo planned and the people STILL do not stand up and say no.

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