Monday, March 22, 2010

Boehner Does It Again

Punk Staffers laughed when they heard him argue that the President can't interfere with the right of private firms to do whatever they damn well please with the taxpayers' money.

"House Republican leader John A. Boehner (Ohio) argued that no executive order can ... 'direct the private sector." He warned, "Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health-care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.'"
OK so I'm working on the Washington Post's paraphrase, but what could Boehner have meant if he didn't mean to say that the Federal Government can't make payments to the private sector dependent on the private sector not using the money to pay for abortions or golf trips or whatever.

Note I didn't say payments under the health care bill. According to Boehner the President can't prevent defence contractors from billing the government for abortions.

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