Watch Jason Chaffetz (Smarmy Slimeball, UT) introduce the hearings with Cecile Richards. See PZ Myers (Godless Atheist Biologist, MN) splutter with rage.
He went there. His whole argument is that we don’t spend enough on cancer (1500 deaths per day!), therefore…we should defund Planned Parenthood and make cuts in women’s reproductive health. He’s a lying liar trying to mislead everyone into being as stupid as he is.
I can go one better.
<voice catches; struggles manfully to go on>”I care so much for the health and well-being of the citizens of America. My father died <blinks back tears> of heart disease 22 years ago. 2200 people die each day — each day! — of cardiovascular disease. Yet we spend $5 billion every year on cancer. I would spend even more, maybe ten times more, on heart disease research if we could. But I have to question our priorities if we’re spending so much money on cancer, and these hearings have been called to discuss defunding the National Cancer Institute.”
Does that make any sense to anyone? It’s the same logic Jason Fucking Chaffetz is using.
So when’s the special hearing on defunding research and treatment of impotence in men, because we haven’t cured the common cold yet?