Last week, the U.S. Senate voted down the federal funding bill passed through the House weeks ago. This bill included ending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and taxpayer-funded abortion in the District of Columbia, as well as taking away funding for President Obama’s czars, among other budget cuts.
As you may recall, Congress has been in limbo for months working to pass a spending bill that both cuts expenses and funds the necessities, and has narrowly avoided a government shutdown multiple times because of the lack of a bill that funds the federal government’s expenses.
The Senate has made it clear that it will not pass a bill that cuts spending, if the proposed cuts include ending taxpayer-funding of Planned Parenthood or President Obama’s czars. In fact, the Democratic Party sent an email to its supporters earlier this week in which it condemned the plan to end Planned Parenthood funding because it could eliminate jobs at the organization’s facilities! How’s that for misunderstanding the American people’s concern about the unemployment rate?
While this is disappointing, it’s not surprising. However, you can make a difference by asking your Senators to stand for important funding cuts like these.
Source: Liberty Watch, March 11, 2011