No doubt you've heard of, watched, or read of the latest paragraph in the Nancy Pelosi Catechism: federal funding of state-sponsored contraception as a way to cut costs. Well, obviously paying for something new or more is counter-intuitive to saving money-- unless of course it prevents those expensive commodities (I think we call them, uh, children...) from existing in the first place. From This Week, last Sunday (comment is in the first 60 seconds):
Incidentally, you might remember Jonathan Swift's satirical work, A Modest Proposal in which he suggests cooking and eating children as a way to fend off the economic plight of 18th century Ireland.
The difference: Swift was writing clever satire and was simply an author making a point; Pelosi is deadly serious and is Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America. And a Catholic.