By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
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It appears promises were made to be deceptive until the ink sufficiently dried on the health care bill (in this case) and the truth came out. We do remember, don’t we, the statements of high-powered politicians, including those of our President. There were a few statements and now we see one subjected to the light of day and found wanting for veracity. From CNSNews.com by Senior Editor Susan Jones we see:
If you want proof that President Obama’s Executive Order on taxpayer-funded abortion was a sham, look no further than Pennsylvania, says House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio). Boehner and other Republicans point to reports that the Health and Human Services Department is giving Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new high-risk insurance pool that will cover any abortion that is legal in the state.
Boehner calls the action “unconscionable.” I would not wish to put words in Representative Boehner’s mouth, however he could just as well called it a whopper of a lie and been right on the mark. Maybe we should retrace … Boehner says:
“Just last month at the White House, I asked President Obama to provide the American people with a progress report on the implementation of his Executive Order, which purports to ban taxpayer-funding of abortions. Unfortunately, the President provided no information, and the American people are still waiting for answers.” President Obama pledged that under his health care plan “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
In a May 13 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Boehner asked if her department has provided guidance to the states on how to implement the president’s Executive Order on abortion funding. Boehner also asked Sebelius if the new federal high-risk pools would exclude abortion coverage.
No answer was forthcoming from Sebelius according to Boehner (see sixth Zemanta link below.) Unless he is naive, he should not expect any more than he has received, thus far. There are others angry about this deception, but they all probably expected the abortion promises to come to this, even as they hoped against hope that honor would out above trickery. Tom McCluskey, a vice president of the Human Resource Council’s political arm, is one who seems not deceived, saying:
“This action by the Obama Administration also exposes the worthlessness of President Obama’s Executive Order that supposedly would prevent federal funding of abortion, but which both sides, including Planned Parenthood, agreed was unenforceable.
“While the American people deserve an apology from President Obama for his deception, we should only be satisfied when this Pennsylvania abortion funding is rescinded and the health care law repealed.
McClusky noted that the new health care law also includes $12.5 billion for community health centers, and $6 billion for co-ops, both of which can fund abortions. And some people will use tax credits to help them pay for plans that cover abortion.
Are you sick and disgusted yet? There isn’t much left of the article, so read from the start and see how you feel:
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Oh, we forgot to tell you, the abortion money thus far, also goes to New Mexico and Maryland. We would not place too much faith (no pun intended) in the sixth Zemanta link found below. Just the tip of the scalpel, we bet.