Paul Ryan doubtful about defunding Planned Parenthood


#1

Paul Ryan doesn’t believe Planned Parenthood should get one “red cent” from taxpayers – but he cautioned Sunday against expectations that he’ll be able to pull federal funding for the organization now that he’s House speaker.

“I think we need to be very clear about what we can and cannot achieve and not set expectations that we know we can’t reach given the constraints of the Constitution,” Ryan told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”

Paul Ryan doubtful about defunding Planned Parenthood - CNNPolitics.com

Boehner 2.0 who would have thunk?:rofl::rofl:


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[quote=“samspade, post:1, topic:47605”]
Paul Ryan doesn’t believe Planned Parenthood should get one “red cent” from taxpayers – but he cautioned Sunday against expectations that he’ll be able to pull federal funding for the organization now that he’s House speaker.“I think we need to be very clear about what we can and cannot achieve and not set expectations that we know we can’t reach given the constraints of the Constitution,” Ryan told CNN’s Dana Bash on "State of the Union."Paul Ryan doubtful about defunding Planned Parenthood - CNNPolitics.comBoehner 2.0 who would have thunk?:rofl::rofl:
[/quote]Trump will make Planned Parenthood terrific or something so what’s the beef?


#3

Two points Trump has won no election and I believe you mischaracterized what he said.


#4

doubtful? doubtful? How about an absolute certainty that they won’t get defunded. The GOP/democrat coalition (including Ryan) just got through funding EVERYTHING for the duration of Obama’s reign and BEYOND; no sequester, no debt limit, and good old baseline budgeting to grow our government to new heights.

:angry26::angry26::angry26:


#5

[quote=“old_dog, post:4, topic:47605”]
doubtful? doubtful? How about an absolute certainty that they won’t get defunded. The GOP/democrat coalition (including Ryan) just got through funding EVERYTHING for the duration of Obama’s reign and BEYOND; no sequester, no debt limit, and good old baseline budgeting to grow our government to new heights.

:angry26::angry26::angry26:
[/quote]Agree, Truth will set you free.


#6

I think he was speaking tongue-in-cheek.


#7

Actually, spending growth managed to stall out, and the deficit has decreased **to 2007 levels:

Spending Battle Looms Even as Deficit Shrinks - WSJ
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That’s a pretty big reversal compared to what the Democrat Congress deposed in 2010 left us with.


#8

According to obama figuring and we know how he loves telling the truth.:coffee_spray: More people on unemployment is good for the nation/sarcasm

Government - The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It

Looking at the chart total debt is 18 trillion with it going to 20 trillion now that the debt limit has been raised.


#9

If you want to defund Planned Parenthood, then elect a Republican President. Too many folks have unrealistic expectations about what a GOP majority in Congress can do when it comes to forcing provocatively partisan legislation in the face of a Democratic President and Senate rules that allow a determined minority to obstruct.

Those unrealistic expectations have led, in a year where a strong GOP candidacy CAN win the White House, to the kind of public hissy fit that makes conservatives look extraordinarily unattractive. Trump is an embarrassment to everyone outside the closed world of Trump supporters. The Trumpsters worship the poll, and one reputable one I saw last week said only 7% of Republican voters pick Trump as their second choice. He is appealing to a certain uneducated demographic, and unfortunately it’s rubbing off on the rest of us like shit on the sole of one’s shoes. Trump’s had his fifteen minutes. The geek show will soon fold its tent.

I’ll give Trump credit for getting viewers to tune in and see the GOP field. It’s a far more gifted field than last time around, and the contrast with the old tired woman and wrinkly socialist on the other side ought to be compelling. It’s amazing to contemplate that for all the conservative penchant for self-suicide, the GOP could end up mustering both a dynamic young face as the voice of Congress (Paul Ryan), and a similarly inspired, young, thoughtful and articulate spokesman for conservatism as the Presidential nominee (Cruz or Rubio or even Fiorina, take your pick).

Or we could look like fools and nominate a media whore. For goodness sake, folks, do not suspend your critical faculties, do not be a shill for Donald Trump.


#10

Newsflash: Ryan does not do the impossible and defund PP. Congress is thrown into chaos as new Speaker is demanded.


#11

This encapsulates why the Establishment GOP has to go, the idea that a publicly funded abortion mill is so important to the posterity of the United States that it is IMPOSSIBLE to defund it says everything you need to know about these guys.


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This encapsulates why the Establishment GOP has to go, the idea that a publicly funded abortion mill is so important to the posterity of the United States that it is IMPOSSIBLE to defund it says everything you need to know about these guys.
[/quote]I think it’s an atrocity. How does the new Speaker defund PP?


#13

The same way the old Speaker could defund Planned Parenthood, you simply remove them from the list of entities that receive Federal Funding; that is what the House of Representatives do and the Speaker is who decides what the priorities will be.

Are you really saying that you have no idea how our Federal Government is structured?


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[quote=“RET423, post:13, topic:47605”]
The same way the old Speaker could defund Planned Parenthood, you simply remove them from the list of entities that receive Federal Funding; that is what the House of Representatives do and the Speaker is who decides what the priorities will be.Are you really saying that you have no idea how our Federal Government is structured?
[/quote]And when the executive branch refuses it? What then ?


#15

The Executive Branch has nothing to say about what the House includes in appropriations, the ONLY power the Executive Branch has would be to VETO ***the entire nations budget ***based on anger that an abortion mill which sells murdered baby carcasses for profit is not receiving Federal funding.

The GOP has spared Obama that conundrum and insured that every American will keep paying for this Holocaust, and they have apparently convinced you that any other outcome was “Impossible”.


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[quote=“RET423, post:15, topic:47605”]
The Executive Branch has nothing to say about what the House includes in appropriations, the ONLY power the Executive Branch has would be to VETO ***the entire nations budget ***based on anger that an abortion mill which sells murdered baby carcasses for profit is not receiving Federal funding.The GOP has spared Obama that conundrum and insured that every American will keep paying for this Holocaust, and they have apparently convinced you that any other outcome was “Impossible”.
[/quote]Do you have a doubt that Obama would not relish this fight? Take the focus off his immense real failures?


#17

Why would I ever care what Obama “relishes”?

I would however LOVE to see Obama force all the Democrat Primary candidates to state whether they support his VETO over this matter.

I can think of no better time to force the Democrats to explain why they think this Mengele operation is worth bringing the entire Nation to a halt than an election year with a video scandal available to every voter revealing who these monsters are.

Your GOP heroes spared the Democrats this entire mess in an election year, that means the GOP is now the Party most responsible for publicly funding these baby killing butchers.

And like you they offer no excuse beyond their fear of what the idiot Obama might say, how anyone with any self respect can remain in the GOP is a mystery to me.


#18

I think Obama’s henchman must have an awful lot on an awful lot of people to keep them so cowed. Or are they just afraid of being accused of being racist because they oppose him? If that is the case, none of them has a spine.


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[quote=“RET423, post:17, topic:47605”]
Why would I ever care what Obama “relishes”?I would however LOVE to see Obama force all the Democrat Primary candidates to state whether they support his VETO over this matter.I can think of no better time to force the Democrats to explain why they think this Mengele operation is worth bringing the entire Nation to a halt than an election year with a video scandal available to every voter revealing who these monsters are.Your GOP heroes spared the Democrats this entire mess in an election year, that means the GOP is now the Party most responsible for publicly funding these baby killing butchers.And like you they offer no excuse beyond their fear of what the idiot Obama might say, how anyone with any self respect can remain in the GOP is a mystery to me.
[/quote]My “GOP heroes” but you are supposedly a constitutional scholar backing the heroic showman Donald Trump.


#20

Exposing the blatant hypocrisy and tired tactics of Trumps critics does not equal “backing”, it merely means that I consider the most organized and effective enemies of Constitutional Conservatism to be a far greater threat to the United States than the possible election of a Populist who may or may not land on some shaky Constitutional ground from time to time.