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All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter

Monday, January 26, 2009

Economics (Eugenics): Nancy Pelosi Style

More Trojan horse politics from the Obama led government. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claims that contraception is needed to stimulate the economy. More babies being born are a drain on the economy.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

This runs counter to the truths of basic economics.

Population aging also depresses the growth of government revenues. Population growth is a major source of economic growth: more people create more demand for the products capitalists sell, and more supply of the labor capitalists buy. Economists may be able to construct models of how economies could grow amid a shrinking population, but in the real world, it has never happened. A nation's GDP is literally the sum of its labor force times average output per worker. Thus a decline in the number of workers implies a decline in an economy's growth potential. When the size of the work force falls, economic growth can occur only if productivity increases enough to compensate.

What “Ardent, practicing Catholic” Nancy Pelosi is really saying is the “wrong” people having babies is bad for the economy. Rich folks like her are welcome to have all the children they want. She is following in the footsteps of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger who advocated contraception for the poor, especially ethnic minority poor, to get rid of the “human weeds”. Eugenics. Coming to a government health plan near you.

Maybe Obama’s recent support for the United Nations Population Fund that contributes to the coercive reproductive policies of China stems from this attitude as well. It is not out of the realm of possibility that this administration will try to limit the number of income tax deductions for dependents since anyone having more than two children is burdensome to the economy. In fact, I could see President Obama and Speaker Pelosi leading the charge to tax those extra pitter-pattering little feet. Maybe they will try to force those of us with more than one or two children to seek carbon offsets for the strain we are placing on the environment.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.


1 comment:

Nancy said...

This woman is nuts!!! I mean, seriously, she has a screw loose somewhere! I've got news for her and the rest of the world....she is NOT Catholic!