The latest tune:
A renewed attack on Planned Parenthood.
From AP, via Yahoo! News -
A Republican-led House panel has asked the Planned Parenthood Federation of America to hand over more than a decade's worth of documents in a probe of whether the organization improperly spends public money on abortions.The committee that is going after Planned Parenthood now is the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Democrats and Planned Parenthood supporters say the 90-year-old group is audited regularly and publicly and that the probe is the latest Republican run at shutting it down.
That doesn't seem like a committee that has a lot to do with health issues or health care, but one that should have a LOT to do with trying to improve the economy.
Of course, if the GOPers in charge of that committee were to actually start doing their jobs, their base (and the rest of America) might notice that they haven't been doing their actual jobs.
BTW - I had a thought (yes, that happens occasionally. Don't laugh. Or get used to it. :) ). Planned Parenthood is so far declining to hand over their records, Maybe they should make a deal with the GOPers.
How about this: PP will give over their records (excluding patient medical records and anything that could identify patients) if the GOP, in the forms of the RNC, RSCC, RNCC, FreedomWorks, Club for Growth, and a couple of the others, hands over the real books (not the BS reports that they give to the FEC and IRS)
Think the GOPers would go for it? Anybody?