Pointless Abortion Funding Vote In U.S. House Is a Diversion
Matt | On 14, Oct 2011
When in doubt, you can always count on Republicans to pull the wedge issue card out of their bosoms. These topics include race, gay marriage, abortion, or just fear in general about several topics.
The U.S. House of Representatives has chosen abortion as this week’s kick-around issue. Since we are going nowhere fast on the economy and the American Jobs Act is not in place, it only makes
no sense for conservatives to harp on abortion.
The House voted 251-170 in favor of the Protect Life Act. The legislation would close loopholes that “may” allow federal funding to support health care plans that allow abortions. It’s pretty pointless considering that President Obama already signed an executive order to prevent federal dollars from supporting abortions. The order came about in March 2010 as an addendum to the healthcare bill.
As with all legislation, the bill will still have to pass the Senate and be signed into law by the president, both of which are highly unlikely. Republican House leadership, in my opinion, just wanted to show they did “something” this week. They certainly ignored the economic realities of what’s going on in America while they were on the clock.
I’m still trying to figure out what this abortion vote has to do with the price of tea in China. How is this legislation putting unemployed people back to work?