I wish to the lady-loving Lord this were a joke: Moments before (or after) stripping Planned Parenthood of roughly $330 million in public funds dedicated to women's health (cancer screenings, STI tests, family planning services, etc.) last Friday, the House voted to continue allowing the Pentagon to sponsor NASCAR teams with taxpayer money:
The House has voted to let the Pentagon continue using taxpayer dollars to sponsor NASCAR race teams.
By a 281-148 vote, lawmakers rejected an effort by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum that would have ended the practice. McCollum aides said the Army is spending $7 million on a sponsorship this year, and the Air Force and National Guard are spending additional money.
The vote was split pretty predictably along party lines, with Republicans overwhelmingly voting to keep public funding in place for NASCAR.
The House's message is clear: NASCAR is a basic human right that, if left unsubsidized, will seriously impact the health of millions of Americans.