Monday, January 26, 2009
Pelosi, the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who once said, "Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom," seemed to imply babies are somehow a burden on the treasury.
The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC's THIS WEEK.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
The story about Japan states...
Japan in the midst of an unprecedented recession, so corporations are being asked to work toward fixing another major problem: the country's low birthrate.
At 1.34, the birthrate is well below the 2.0 needed to maintain Japan's population, according to the country's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Analysts say the world's second-largest economy faces its greatest threat from its own social problems, rather than outside forces. And the country desperately needs to make some fixes to its current social and work structures, sociologists say.
I think America is in for some rough times ahead.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
The advertisement states that on Monday, you can go into a McDonald's Restaurant and they will give you a free latte or mocha.
Out of curiosity, Joy and I have gone into a couple of them (on Monday) requesting one of their drinks and the answer has been, "Oh, were not doing that." I then ask them where there is one that is participating in their MASSIVE advertising campaign. And they refer me to a McDonald's further down the road.
I don't get it and...
I'M NOT LOVIN' IT.
This ad appears to be a lie in Will County....