jerk of the week

Partly because it’s been awhile since I’ve called out a politician for being an idiot, but Jeb Bush really stepped in it this week.

If you haven’t been paying attention to the news, there’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood as secretly taped videos from the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress have been released.  The videos have renewed calls for stripping Planned Parenthood of its federal funding (none of which goes toward abortions) which is around $500 million annually.

But Jeb Bush took things one step further yesterday when he said, in response to defunding Planned Parenthood,

You could take dollar for dollar – although I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues – but if you took, dollar for dollar, there are many extraordinary fine organizations, community health organizations, that exist, federally sponsored organizations, to provide quality care for women on a variety of health issues.

I would argue that Mr Bush is correct – we don’t need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues.  We actually need more.

You know what else we maybe don’t need?  Maybe we don’t need to spend over half a trillion dollars on the defense budget – more than the next 8 countries combined.

I’m guessing this one might hurt him with women voters.

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the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
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