You have to hand it to Texas Republicans. We have some of the craziest, teabgging-est fire breathing willfully ignorant and happily arrogant asshats to ever serve Big Money Jesus. Like the nutty fellows who got caught off guard by the additional expenses incurred by women when access to birth control is restricted:
NYT– When state lawmakers passed a two-year budget in 2011 that moved $73 million from family planning services to other programs, the goal was largely political: halt the flow of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood clinics.
The latest Health and Human Services Commission projections being circulated among Texas lawmakers indicate that during the 2014-15 biennium, poor women will deliver an estimated 23,760 more babies than they would have, as a result of their reduced access to state-subsidized birth control. The additional cost to taxpayers is expected to be as much as $273 million — $103 million to $108 million to the state’s general revenue budget alone — and the bulk of it is the cost of caring for those infants under Medicaid.
What a shock! Babies are expensive! Who couda node it!