It is a neat trick to disguise your business as a cult. Generally this is the domain of some dubious religious hucksters of questionable denominations, east and west. But you got to hand it to Planned Parenthood, Inc. They have their followers convinced that what they're doing is religion.
Hence, their resistance to open their accounts and explain what they're doing with all the money they get from taxpayers. During an Assembly Budget hearing earlier this week, Planned Parenthood again refused to answer questions about their finances -- such as its annual budget, annual revenue and executive compensation -- put to them by legislators.
The kicker here is that these legislators actually support Planned Parenthood in principle -- they just want to make sure that the taxpayer money spent by them isn't wasted. But just like any corrupt religious scam job, Planned Parenthood holds that you don't ask questions of god... even if it is your job as a legislator to protect taxpayers.
What's at stake is a proposed $7.45 million supplemental contribution to Planned Parenthood from New Jersey's taxpayers.
Two weeks ago, at a different committee hearing, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi and Nancy Munoz asked the same questions. They requested a breakdown of how the money would be spent, what the organization’s annual federal and state revenues are, and how much it pays its executives. Why Planned Parenthood needs $7.45 million in taxpayer dollars, and how those dollars will be spent, still has not been answered.
To answer these questions, Planned Parenthood sent its Political Director. That's right, they pay someone to be their Political Director. Why? Are they in politics or women's health?
When asked to produce a budget, the political director looked for a time as if she was going to find one up her bottom, but it wasn't there. So she had to reply to the committee that she had no budget to share with them. No budget? Who works that way? She also couldn't produce an answer as to what Planned Parenthood's annual revenues were. For that answer, she didn't even go through the motions of finding it up her bottom. When asked about executive compensation (what rich know-nothings like herself pocket) she flatly refused.
Why would working class taxpayers wish to spend their hard-earned money on an organization that pays an arrogant white-collar hack like her?
We understand that for the uneducated few, Planned Parenthood is synonymous with "women's health." But it's not. It is only one of many providers all jostling for market share.
No, you say? It's a non-profit organization? Sure, and so was the NFL. And so are a lot of organizations that make billions and pay their executives millions. Setting up as a "not-for-profit corporation" is simply a business model -- it's not an "I'm not greedy" pass.
And Planned Parenthood is greedy. It wants total market share. That's why it organized the way does -- to spend millions on lobbyists and even more on grassroots marketing -- to convince American women that only they provide the services that, in fact, hundreds of other organizations provide. We're sure Macy's would like to have the same deal.
Planned Parenthood uses well-paid lobbyists and political pressure to secure government money with as little questions asked as possible. They want to keep all the vittles for themselves and starve their competition. Planned Parenthood wants to have a monopoly -- and we all know what that does to consumers and taxpayers. Consumers pay more and have less choice. Taxpayers get ripped-off.
Planned Parenthood is a classic case of crony capitalism, delivered by that master of Wall Street chicanery himself... Governor Goldman-Sachs 2.0, Phil Murphy. On Thursday, February 15th, the entire Assembly is set to vote to give that $7.45 million to a business that won't answer basic questions about how they spend it.
And if passed, you know that Governor Goldman-Sachs 2.0, Phil Murphy, will sign it -- no questions asked. Just like those bailouts they gave to his corrupt friends on Wall Street. No questions asked...