Thu Oct 18, 2012 - 11:34 am EST
Would Planned Parenthood prez still make $400k if PP was stripped of $500 million in tax funding?
After the presidential debate Tuesday night, The Daily Caller’s Nicholas Ballasy caught up with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards in the media spin room.
Ballasy asked a good question: “Do you think that that’s appropriate to get federal funding when you take such a high salary?” Richards earns over $400,000 annually.
Richards’ response: “None of my salary is paid for by the federal government and Planned Parenthood is reimbursed for health care services and, quite frankly, we provide more health care for lower cost than any women’s health care provider in the country.”
Ballasy’s follow-up question should have been: “Let’s put it this way: Do you think you’d still get a $400k salary if Planned Parenthood didn’t receive $500 million in federal funding annually?”
But it’s a start.
A couple other points. Note the blue sign behind Richards. This means she is an official surrogate of the Obama campaign. Objectively speaking, the blatant support by a nonprofit recipient of federal funds for a particular candidate and party is stunning. But no one in the media questions it.
Second, as I’ve noted before, if “frankly” were removed from Richards’ lexicon, she frankly wouldn’t be able to complete an intact sentence.
[HT: David D. from Live Action]
Reprinted with permission from JillStanek.com