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Baby steps to balancing the budget

By AnsuGisalas ·
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First cut things that are harmful, and can be removed without ill effect: Like pennies.
The justification:
Practical example:

And more shoutingly :

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Are we talking about the U.S. budget?

by john.a.wills In reply to Baby steps to balancing t ...

If so, I suggest the defunding of Planned Parenthood (and the UNPFA as long as it is dominated by PP) and the Israeli/Zionist state. Well, in the case of the latter, funding should be made conditional on the restitution of all the private property stolen in the last 60+ years, and perhaps the Israeli leadership would go along with that, in which case nothing would be saved quickly, but there would soon be full recognition of the Zionist state by the Arab states so there would be less excuse for all that U.S.-funded armament.

Oh yes, the farm subsidies should go; they're just a distortion of prices.

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Planned parenthood saves you guys a bundle...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Are we talking about the ...

Those accidental teen pregnancies are a big drain both in lost productivity and in opportunity cost.

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PP increases the number of teen pregnancies

by john.a.wills In reply to Planned parenthood saves ...

PP, obviously deliberately, prescribes less effective means of family planning (they don't teach Billing, do they?), presumably with the intention of making money on later abortions. Which cost us human lives immediately and, later, post-abortion syndrome, with its costs. Without the American Eugenics Society, as PP used to be known, we would have an in many ways healthier society, so funding it is counter-productive.

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Less effective than the entirely unreliable abstinence?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to PP increases the number o ...

No such thing, buddy.

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barring rape, abstinence is completely reliable

by john.a.wills In reply to Less effective than the e ...

but difficult for many people to achieve.

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Doesn't that make it impractical

by CharlieSpencer In reply to barring rape, abstinence ...

as opposed to other, easier methods? If the discussion is strictly about government spending, isn't it cheaper to fund easier methods than to pay for the food, health care, and education of unwanted children? You're not going to stop people from having sex, although you can shift the expense of the consequences to the rest of us..

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You missed my main point:

by john.a.wills In reply to Doesn't that make it impr ...

PP does not tech Billings, which is easy enough and more reliable than the methods PP teaches.

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Billing? For sex?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Doesn't that make it impr ...

Isn't that prostitution?

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Doesn't that make it impr ...
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Since people cannot be relied upon to abstain

by AnsuGisalas In reply to barring rape, abstinence ...

abstinence is patently unreliable. Known fact.
The worst was when Dubya demanded Abstinence replace condoms in African aid efforts, leaving the wives of whoring husbands with no protection from AIDS.
Hypocrisy is seldom more pungent than when dripping from the virtuous.

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