Someone Explain To This Woman That We Need More Young People To Support The Old People

Via Drudge:
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.
Update: Folks have been commenting all day on both the wickedness and foolishness of this remark. See here for an indication.
people are not a drain on the economy. In fact, middle class and wealthy people put far more dollars into the federal government than they receive. So when Nancy Pelosi is talking about people who sap the Treasury she's talking about poor people.

And rich people can afford their own contraception. Poor people ostensibly can't. So what Nancy Pelosi is really saying here is the federal government must give out contraception in order to prevent poor people from reproducing because they're a drain on the economy. Margaret Sanger would be so proud.
That's absolutely correct as far as the logic of the argument goes, but I think something different's going on. First, a short digression.

Two things I never understand. The first is why we Americans think a Ponzi scheme is a bad thing when the biggest Ponzi scheme that exists is our Social Security system. The second is how people who support government safety net programs can also support abortion and birth control. The success of any Ponzi scheme depends upon expansion of the base. Prevent your base from being born and the whole thing collapses. So even if you're a base materialist who thinks of every life including your own as just a clump of tissue, you ought to recognize your interest in having more Americans rather than fewer. That's how we pay for the programs.

But modern liberalism, you see, is all about sex. That is all you need to understand it and every decision it makes. First we protect the promiscuous sex, and we figure out the rest later.

The real reasoning behind Speaker Pelosi's remark is nothing so grand as a scheme to eliminate the poor. Rep. Boehner humiliated the President by publicly calling him on the millions of dollars of contraceptive funding in a recession/depression budget. Which he could not justify. What you have in Gramma's comments is an ex post facto justification.