One growth industry in this recession
Despite a dearth of positive results from the Obama Stimulus Package and its focus on shovel ready projects there is at least one industry demonstrating growth in the midst of the Dem-pression; at least in B.O.'s home state of Illinois, anyway.
That would be the abortion industry. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat reports that:
The head of Planned Parenthood for Chicago attributed the increase to difficult economic conditions:
"When couples are facing an unintended pregnancy and have to make a decision whether they want to carry pregnancy to term and have another child, they'll factor economic circumstance into the decision."
Since when do "couples" have anything to do with it? I thought the decision to abort was strictly a woman's decision.
Say what you will about the Democrat party's general lack of business acumen, those lemons on the left recognize a growth industry when they see one. Why just last June, on a largely party-line vote, the Democrats killed the Pence amendment seeking to limit the federal funding allotted to the Wal-Mart of abortions:
If the snake-oil salesman and sleight-of-hand artists in the Obama administration and the Pelosi/Reid Congress can sneak universal federal funding for abortions into their Obama-doesn't Care Bill, the sky will be the limit for the ghouls at Planned Parenthood. Shovel-ready indeed.
Ralph Alter blogs at Right on Target www.rightot.blogspot.com