Considering the number of Federal workers, toilet paper costs easily run into the double digit millions for the year.I'm not talking about toilet paper, unless it's gold plated, diamond studded, and going for around 23 million big ones.
Now this is insane. In a budget of $2.7 trillion or so, not to mention all of the off balance sheet financing that occurs, you expect him to search for what amounts to a rounding error?No, it doesn't. Something like this should have caught his attention.
Furthermore, the allocation was for the Constitution as a whole. You really expect someone with that busy of a schedule to ask exactly what MIGHT happen with the money?
That kind of partisan horse **** makes you not worth discussing anything with. Not even the most whacked out leftist here would hold Bush to that standard.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Furthermore, any policy that originated with or was signed in to law by the White House in 2001 to 2009 is absolutely attributable to President Bush, directly or indirectly.
My concern is not with the amount of money spent. My concern is with the implicit assumption that the United States Government has the moral authority to directly influence a foreign nation in such a way as to alter their constitution, and that we would then abuse this moral authority in such a way that we would use it to add provisions to their constitution which allow abortions to be performed.
You see, it's clearly a question of ethics, not spending.
from a MD's Essay:
Repairing the Damage, Before Roe
Essay - Doctor Recalls Abortion Complications Before Roe v. Wade - NYTimes.comThe worst case I saw, and one I hope no one else will ever have to face, was that of a nurse who was admitted with what looked like a partly delivered umbilical cord. Yet as soon as we examined her, we realized that what we thought was the cord was in fact part of her intestine, which had been hooked and torn by whatever implement had been used in the abortion. It took six hours of surgery to remove the infected uterus and ovaries and repair the part of the bowel that was still functional.
It is important to remember that Roe v. Wade did not mean that abortions could be performed. They have always been done, dating from ancient Greek days.
What Roe said was that ending a pregnancy could be carried out by medical personnel, in a medically accepted setting, thus conferring on women, finally, the full rights of first-class citizens — and freeing their doctors to treat them as such.
Great. Show me the racism in my post. Otherwise, you prove my point.Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent