Sunday, February 21, 2010

Seeking Rent for Murder

Typically, rent-seeking is the practice of obtaining Government dollars for your company--which produces something of interest to the Government--such as jet engines. A variant is to persuade Government that your product should be forced onto the populace. Poisonous lightbulbs are a fine example, along with windmills-for-electricity. A third variant is the "license & permits" scheme, whereby you persuade Government that only certain people can practice a trade, and that (by coincidence) only those with a "license" or "permit" are Good Enough People.

But there's a perverse, murderous, and malicious form of rent-seeking out there, too, called Planned Parenthood.

A new report asserts the U.S. abortion industry is in significant decline, held together largely through the $300 million-plus that federal taxpayers deliver annually to its major player, Planned Parenthood.

"It is very clear that the only abortion group expanding its business is Planned Parenthood, and the only reason it can do so is with the help of our tax dollars," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Another "spending" item which not only could be cut--it should and must be cut.

1 comment:

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

Until the populace is educated to what abortion REALLY is, defunding PP will be a losing proposition.