OBAMA’S LAST MINUTE DASH TO CEMENT HIS PATHETIC PRESIDENCY WITH LEFTY REGULATIONS …
We were waiting for Obama’s last minute parting gifts as he heads out the door and here they come. The NY Times reports that Barack Obama has issued a rule that bars states from denying federal money to Planned Parenthood. What else would one expect from this failed president but a plethora of gifts, rules and regulations that will have to be undone by president-elect Donald Trump. Note to Barack Obama, to borrow his own words, “elections have consequences” … and you lost. This is what a community agitator does. They can’t get anything accomplished when they are in office, so on the way out they door they pass last minute BS that makes it difficult on the incoming administration. I take it back, Barack Obama is the worst president this country has ever seen. Good riddance.
Mindful of the clock ticking down to a Trump presidency, the Obama administration issued a final rule on Wednesday to bar states from withholding federal family-planning funds from Planned Parenthood affiliates and other health clinics that provide abortions. The measure takes effect two days before the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump.
The rule was proposed three months ago, when many Democrats assumed the next president would be Hillary Clinton; she presumably would have promoted the rule’s completion if it were still pending. It requires that state and local governments distribute federal funds for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted infections, fertility, pregnancy care, and breast and cervical cancer screening to qualified health providers, regardless of whether they also perform abortions.
Mr. Trump has sent mixed messages on Planned Parenthood’s work, supporting its health-related services other than abortion. Yet with backing from Republican leaders in Congress, he has indicated he will undo many Obama administration rules and regulations, especially last-minute additions. In this case, however, unraveling the new rule would first require a time-consuming process, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.