Not only will taxpayers foot the bill for abortion in Representative Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) government-run health care bill, but “a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan.”
Nick Bunkley at The New York Times is reporting that taxpayers will likely never see a return on their investment when General Motors and Chrysler were bailed out.
CNN is reporting this morning that the Cash for Clunkers program “resulted in relatively few additional car sales.” Further, even though the “average rebate was $4,000,” taxpayers were on the hook for “spending about $24,000” for each additional car.
That’s worse than using taxpayer money to pay someone to dig a hole and another to fill it in. In this case, taxpayers paid someone to dig a hole and then filled it in with cash.
Definitive information is finally coming to light about the $787 billion economic stimulus package boondoggle passed by Democrats at the behest of the Obama Administration at the start of the year. And the data coming out now is not good for the American tax-payer, at least not from an investment stand point.
It’s an inconvenient truth for some and an unwelcome reality for others, but federal tax dollars are being used for abortion. In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, named after former Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), which prohibited the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, with the exception of life of the mother, through Medicaid.
Just as we were digging into tax dollars being used to pay for abortions for a later post, we get this update from Politico that another amendment offered by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was defeated. This amendment would “have prohibited discrimination against health care providers who refuse to provide abortion services. The amendment failed 10-13 with Democratic Sen. Conrad and Republican Sen. Snowe crossing party lines.” (Chris Frates, “Second Abortion Amendment Fails,” Politico, 9/30/09)
Carrie Budoff Brown is reporting over at Politico that Senator Orrin Hatch‘s (R-UT) amendment to prohibit tax dollars from being used to pay for abortion in the health care overhaul died in committee in a 10-13 vote.
Senator Jim DeMint‘s (R-SC) effort to kill funding of the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Pennsylvania failed, predictably.
Why would anyone think Democrats in Congress would be good stewards of tax-payer money?