Saturday, February 26, 2011

Billy Long butts into your sex life and it ain't pretty!


If you wrote a letter to Congressman Billy Long regarding the Title X Family Planning funding, this is the reply you probably received:

Thank you for contacting me regarding Title X Family Planning funding; I appreciate hearing from you regarding an issue important to constituents of the Seventh District of Missouri.

As you may know, the United States House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1, a bill continually funding the federal government's operations until September 30 of this year. An amendment sponsored by Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana prohibiting federal taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America or any of its affiliates through the Title X Family Planning programs was introduced and approved; I voted for the Pence amendment along with 246 of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

I supported the amendment because Planned Parenthood and its affiliates participate in abortion services. Even if this organization claims funding is set aside for non-abortion purposes, there is no guarantee the money will be spent that way. Moreover, if it is proven that federal funding was only used by an organization for non-abortion purposes, it frees up the organization's other funds to be used for abortions.

I have also signed on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 217, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, also authored by Congressman Pence. This bill would amend the Public Health Service Act, prohibiting the Secretary of Health and Human Services from providing any federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform abortions or provide any funds to any other entity which performs abortions.

Abortion is an intensely personal issue which inspires deeply-felt passion on both sides, and I recognize the strong feelings it evokes. I strongly oppose abortion and am 100 percent pro-life; I will continue to advocate for that position in the U.S. Congress. I support efforts to reduce the number of abortions in this country, and I also support efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that a "right to abortion" does not exist within it. In addition, nearly every year, Congress addresses whether taxpayer dollars should be used to fund abortions and abortion-related services. I believe that those services should not be provided using the tax revenue from citizens who hold fundamental moral and religious objections to abortion.

There will always be differing views on important issues, and I fully respect and consider both sides. The people of the Seventh District of Missouri have consistently voiced their opposition to abortion and federal funding of abortion. I appreciate you letting me know your thoughts and look forward to continuing to represent all my constituents in Congress.

For additional information regarding current legislation and my representation of the Seventh District, I invite you to visit my website at http://www.long.house.gov.
"The people of the Seventh District of Missouri have consistently voiced their opposition to abortion and federal funding of abortion." -- again with the absolutes. I am part of "the people" of the seventh District and I don't think the government has any business in anyone's sex life. Apparently Billy Long does.

8 comments:

Bungalow Bill said...

While I support Mr. Long's decision to defund Planned Parenthood, I agree with you pointing out how Long continually uses absolutes. It's funny to see an absolute used when the people writing the letter make it clear it's not an absolute.

On another hand, you and I have written Congressman Long's office. Why haven't we gotten responses?

By the way, it's apparent to me these legislators don't read their mail. They run it through a document management system for keywords and a form letter is kicked out.

Anonymous said...

I just signed up for Billy's newsletter, but I wonder if his minions are churning one out yet.

His official website is very minimal-where does Billy stand on the issues page? Nil. Contact DeeCee if you really want your canned response...

Dear Billy:

Please advise as to your top legislative priority and outline your steps to address this priority in ten words or less.

-pp

P.S. Kindly restrict your interest in your female constituents' sex lives to the Metro Mafia, you transparent old fool.

Anonymous said...

Painted Pine, you continue to be part of the problem in our society. You slap at elected officials yet cannot put forth your legislative issues containing your reasons to support them.

Anonymous said...

My legislative issues? Just because I don't discuss them here doesn't mean I keep them secret.

I support women's healthcare, including the woman's right to choose.

I oppose public sector union busting, as in busting teachers on Main Street instead of the banksters on Wall Street.

I support the new Federal healthcare law as the beginning of single payer.

I oppose the US combat involvement in Afghanistan.

I support the elimination of the Bush tax cuts for all, and especially for the millionaires and billionaires.

I oppose bigoted, fear based anti-Muslim legislation coming from Billy's committee.

I support a true living wage, but not on the backs of the destitute, the working poor and the vanishing middle class.

I oppose nihilistic, obstructionist legislators and consider them to be a "part of the problem".

Now go tell Billy. It's his turn.

-pp

dlballard said...

To bring Billy Long's duplicity into perspective, a little 8th grade math shows his recent votes to continue 1.5B financing of Iraq, 24M for draft boards and continued race car sponsorship could and should provide, instead over 38,750 jobs @$40,000 per year. Staggering.
Wyandotte

Anonymous said...

3:33, I think pp tried but couldn't, you know what I mean?

Anonymous said...

PP - well said, I couldn't agree more.

-angelfire

PS shocking, someone sleeps with these pasty painty waist repubs. Yikes.

Anonymous said...

Billy Long and sex are two words that shouldn't be side by side. To think one woman actually decided to sing the song of procreation with that man. What did Nelly say... Oh, must be the money.