It prompts Ted Cruz to ask ‘why exactly do they need taxpayer dollars?’
How is any taxpayer money they take in not merely a ‘money-laundering’ scheme getting taxpayers to fund the Democrat party?
If you are a recipient of taxpayer money, should you even be ALLOWED to spend money on political campaigns?
Despite what we’ve heard about Planned Parenthood taking a financial hit in 2019, they are still all-in on backing Democrats. They will be throwing $45 Million dollars into 2020 political races.
Planned Parenthood received $616 million in taxpayer dollars during the most recent fiscal year, and has expressed outrage that the Trump administration has cut almost $60 million from that sum by disqualifying abortion groups from Title X family planning grants. This is despite the facts that the organization not only enjoys almost a billion dollars in annual private revenue and contributions but will continue to receive over $500 million from taxpayers even without Title X money.
Pro-life group Live Action argues that Planned Parenthood effectively engages in a “political money laundering scheme,” under which politicians funnel tax dollars to Planned Parenthood for “health” operations, leading pro-abortion donors to conclude its “health” needs are covered, so they can direct their contributions to the abortion giant’s political arms. This, in turn, helps Planned Parenthood Votes, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Planned Parenthood Federal PAC elect politicians who will protect their federal subsidies.
If they’ve got $45m laying around, why exactly do they need taxpayer dollars? https://t.co/FhnfZnHjNE
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 17, 2020
Just one more reason to cut them off.
If nothing else, we might want to consider rewriting election laws to address this ‘loophole’.