Monday, February 6, 2012
Abortion or Diapers --taxpayers will fund
Rosa Luisa DeLauro (born March 2, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district since 1991. She was an administrative assistant and chief of staff for Senator Chris Dodd and executive director of EMILY's List before entering the House. She is married to political strategist Stan Greenberg. They are close friends with former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
She is one of the most "progressive" (read: leftist liberal) as well as one of the richest people in congress. She is strongly pro-abortion, her main issue, while calling herself a Roman Catholic. DeLauro supports the use of federal subsidies for abortion procedures. In 2006 DeLauro voted against HR 6099, a bill that would require abortion providers to follow specific procedures and formalities before performing abortions. She also voted NO in 2006 on a bill that makes the transportation of pregnant women under the age of 18 across state lines in order to obtain an abortion illegal.
Aggressively anti-Second Amendment, she strongly supports and has consistently voted for increased gun control.
One of the reasons for the huge $16+ trillion national debt is Rep. DeLauro’s voting record. No bill is too large or too small for her. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named her Porker of the Month recently for proposing the Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER). The bill would amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to include diapers among the grant-eligible items. Capitol Hill’s diaper diva issued a press release on October 7 recognizing “the work of Joanne Goldblum, who has been operating a Diaper Bank in Connecticut for years now, and whose good work has served as the inspiration for this legislation.” However, the Diaper Bank has done more than just inspire. In the fiscal year 2009 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, Rep. DeLauro disposed of $133,000 in taxpayer money with an earmark to the Diaper Bank. DIAPER “is another example of the mission creep within federal programs that gives taxpayers a bad rash,” said CAGW President Tom Schatz. “Even as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is holding hearings on how to…wrangle some control over spiraling government spending, members like Rep. DeLauro are still trying to load on more spending and more debt. On behalf of taxpayers, we think this bill is, well…just offal. It should be left on the congressional compost heap.” For discharging a bill that needlessly dumps on taxpayers, Rep. DeLauro is CAGW’s October Pooper – er – Porker of the Month. (clever copy from CAGW release)
The conservative but non-partisan Heritage Action scorecard rates congress from a constitutional, free market perspecive. DeLauro naturally ranks near the bottom while the Americans for Democratic Action, a liberal rating agency, calls her an ADA Hero. The Club for Growth ranks congress on their votes promoting growth of the economy --DeLauro is at the very bottom for her lifetime statist, anti-growth votes. (She has her money and the hell with everybody else!) And the National Taxpayers Union has her at low single digits which receives their "Big Spender" classification.
The pattern here is obvious. Rosa Delauro believes that the government should be in control of virtually every aspect of life in the country. She disses her church teaching, she does not honor her oath to defend the Constitution and doesn't trust the people to manage their own lives. If a mother avoids the abortion subsidies and has a baby, then DeLauro will provide diapers --paid for by others, of course. How thoughtful and kind she is when not pushing for taxpayer paid abortions. But she punishes the survivors by indebting future generations with a national debt that is really generational theft on a grand scale.
Term limits offer a chance to limit the damage that entrenched politicians like Rosa DeLauro can do to what is left of the Republic.