With the recent and continuing exposure of Planned Parenthood’s illegal and irresponsible behavior certainly in the minds of many, the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to defund the nation’s #1 abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. Seven Republicans voted against the cut and 10 Democrats voted for it. Author of the legislation Rep. Mike Pence called the vote “a victory for taxpayers and a victory for life.”
In Obama’s world it is clear that not all branches of government are created equal. If they were equal then he would know to stop creating new regulations for his takeover of the nation’s health care system. It has, after all, been ruled unconstitutional by Florida Judge Roger Vinson and prior to that Virginia’s U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson found ObamaCare’s individual mandate unconstitutional.
Washington politicians have worked themselves into a fine lather lately debating spending cuts, yet the real spending debate is being ignored. Nothing can save entitlements — at least not as they are currently configured. That’s why instead of being ignored they must be put on the table along with every other program funded by government — and cut.
Back in the early 1990s, I didn’t care much for Billy Ray Cyrus. I came down in Travis Tritt’s camp, not caring much for the “pretty boy” look and routine. But hearing about his recent regrets for a life gone sour and his daughter Miley running headlong into danger, it’s hard for a father of a daughter not to feel some sympathy for a man who now wishes very much that he’d made different choices long ago.