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Former Planned Parenthood exec exposes how PP’s success is linked to power and money

Posted in Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood 990, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood six digit salary with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2017 by saynsumthn

Top Planned Parenthood executive: Major government funds keep us in business

Cecile Richards

A former top executive for Planned Parenthood once admitted that the abortion corporation’s success is linked to power and money, and that taxpayer dollars enabled the abortion corporation to recruit, hire and pay their top staffers six-digit salaries — all while actual health services and patients declined.

For years, pro-life groups have documented that the hundreds of millions in government dollars Planned Parenthood receives are fungible, acting to free up other dollars which would normally be used for salaries, facility rent, and general overhead. Though Planned Parenthood leads the American public to believe that those taxpayer funds do not pay for abortions or the salaries of staff that commits abortions, top officials at Planned Parenthood, like R. James LeFevre, Jr., knew differently.

LeFevre began his career with Planned Parenthood in 1974 and was considered a mover and shaker inside the organization.

According to his resume, LeFevre worked as Chief Strategic Officer for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) from 1999-2006, as PPFA’s Chief Operating Officer from 1996-1999, as interim co-president of PPFA from 1995-1996, and as executive director of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England from 1977-1995. In other words, he was not a low-level employee, but was heavily involved in the workings of Planned Parenthood as an organization.

James LeFevre, PPFA (Photo credit: Bennington Banner)

In 1992, he authored a booklet called “Redirecting Boards, a New Vision of Governance for Planned Parenthood,” written as a reference for the various PPFA affiliate leaders.

It is there that LeFevre exposed how “the major influx of government funds” became the catalyst behind Planned Parenthood’s ability to recruit its staff. LeFevre writes:

Some 20 years ago the managerial “professionalism” of the executive director (and often the senior staff) began to emerge. This became possible because of the major influx of government funds (primarily federal), providing resources that enabled Planned Parenthood to offer extensive training to incumbents and to hire experienced managers (not just social workers, ministers, or nurses, who did not always have such managerial preparation or experience). This trend continued for other senior staff positions….

In other words, the ability for PPFA to hire top notch staff, executives and board members was directly related to public taxpayer funds.

LeFevre would know. After all, in addition to his many jobs within the abortion corporation, Live Action News previously reported that LeFevre was one of the nine members of PPFA’s “Reinvention Group,” tasked to “literally design PPFA in order to succeed in the era of health care reform.” Or, as the New York Times described it at the time, to change Planned Parenthood to a “broad health organization that could compete in the era of managed care.” But, despite today’s misleading rhetoric, this so-called “reinvention plan” created in the mid 1990’s to morph Planned Parenthood from an abortion facility into a health care agency failed because it barely mentioned abortion.

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Live Action News has documented that Planned Parenthood is all about abortion and political organizing, but the scheme to masquerade as a health care organization continues to this day and has made Planned Parenthood executives very wealthy. According to Planned Parenthood’s annual reports, between 1997 and 2004, taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood increased over 65 percent from $165 million (1997) to $272.7 million (2004). Within those same years, abortions also increased a staggering 54 percent from 165,174 to 255,015.

What else increased during that same time period? The salary of PPFA’s president, Gloria Feldt.

Former PPFA president Gloria Feldt

Former PPFA president Gloria Feldt

In 1997, PPFA paid Feldt $245,853, plus $25,000 in expense account and other allowances. By 1999 (just two years later), Feldt was compensated $324,217 plus $16,938 in employee benefits and an additional $68,000 in expense account and other allowances.

Feldt’s salary increased each year by the amounts listed below (all categories totaled):

  • 2000- $24,000 increase
  • 2001 – $14,000 increase
  • 2002 – $12,000 increase
  • 2003- $29,000 increase

By 2004, the last year Feldt was employed by Planned Parenthood, her salary from PPFA skyrocketed to over $902,148 ($490,679 in compensation, $346,570 in employee benefits and an additional $64,899 in expense account and other allowances).

In other words, within just a few years, and with the help of government dollars, the president of Planned Parenthood had received a whopping 233 percent increase in her salary.

Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

Enter Cecile Richards, whose “accomplishments” mirror those of Feldt. In 2006, when PPFA hired Richards to be their CEO/political organizer,  government dollars to the abortion corporation jumped from $336.7 million (2006) to $554.6 million (2015), also increasing nearly 65 percent.

Since Richards was hired to the organization’s CEO position, abortions rose from 289,750 to 328,348.

Thanks to Richards, Planned Parenthood now garners nearly 35 percent of the abortion market, while the organization’s actual health services and patient numbers are dwindling. But that hasn’t prevented Richards from seeing her salary increase. Richards began her career at Planned Parenthood receiving an annual compensation of $360,902, according to PPFA’s 990 reports that year. And, just like her predecessor, her salary also skyrocketed.

While abortions remained on the increase along with taxpayer dollars, Cecile Richard’s salary rose by over 165 percent. According to PPFA’s IRS Form 990 for 2014, in just a few years, Richards’ salary and compensation had reached a staggering $957,952.

Richards isn’t the only one cashing in on taxpayer dollars.

An analysis by American Life League (ALL) in 2017 examined compensation paid to Planned Parenthood’s 12 top employees and found they received a total of $4.7 million. The report also found that the average compensation of an affiliate CEO had increased 22 percent in just the last two years.

In addition, ALL found that all 56 PP affiliate CEOs made over $100,000 per year with some making more:

  • 33 make over $200,000 a year
  • 16 make over $300,000 a year
  • 6 make over $400,00 a year
  • 1 makes in excess of $500,000 a year

“The total compensation paid to all PP CEOs is $13.4 million. This income puts the average Planned Parenthood CEO in the top five percent of all workers in the United States,” ALL wrote in its press release.

A look at Planned Parenthood’s record reveals that it doesn’t deserve a cent of taxpayer money:

  • Documented evidence that women do not need Planned Parenthood for contraceptive services
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood is losing patients
  • Documented evidence that services at Planned Parenthood are decreasing, despite an increase in abortions and government funding
  • Documented evidence dispelling Planned Parenthood’s 3% abortion myth
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood lies about the services it provides, including prenatal care
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms, despite claiming that it did
  • Documented evidence that funding Planned Parenthood also funds its abortion facilities
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood has abortion quotas
  • Documented evidence that abortion is the primary service that tax-funded Planned Parenthood offers pregnant women because, as a former worker testified, “they made their money if somebody had an abortion”
  • Documented evidence regarding the poor standard of care Planned Parenthood gives to their clients, with former Planned Parenthood managers accusing Planned Parenthood of “treating women like cattle” and using ultrasounds only for abortions
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood is misinforming women about the development of their babies
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood was a eugenics-based organization at the time of its founding
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood has been cited for overbilling abuses and Medicaid fraud, and for violating patient privacy
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood is failing to report child sexual abuse (a violation that alone should result in the organization losing millions of taxpayer dollars granted to it under the federal Title X Family Planning Program)
  • Documented evidence on the kind of sex “education” the abortion corporation is giving to teens, with Planned Parenthood promoting BDSM and other disturbing sexual practices to teenagers

The list above does not include the number of women injured or killed after using Planned Parenthood’s abortion “services.”

So, while taxpayers are forced to fund this corrupt organization to end the lives of over 900 preborn babies a day, Planned Parenthood has increased its excess revenues (that’s right: profit) from $55.8 million in 2005 to a whopping $77.5 million last year alone all while paying its executives, especially its CEO, extremely high salaries.

It was all a part of the plan, as LeFevre outlined in his book where he noted, “In the last decade it has become abundantly clear that Planned Parenthood’s success is closely linked with power and money… it takes political muscle and big bucks to prevail.”

Sadly, many of those big bucks come from the taxpayer. Enough is enough. A full defunding of America’s corrupt abortion corporation is imperative.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Cheap birth control for some women and triple digit fat cat salaries for rich Planned Parenthood execs from the taxpayer !

Posted in Defund Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood rich off taxpayers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2011 by saynsumthn

What a Fantastic Deal Harry Reid and Obama Democrats got for their beloved Planned Parenthood, by keeping the tax payers multi-million dollar funding status :

Just what does Cecile Richards get out of this funding deal? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Cecile Richards; Planned Parenthood President

Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, that is ONE MILLION DOLLARE PER DAY of taxpayer money !!!
Planned Parenthood then took those hard earned dollars away from poor and middle class hard working people and and it paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation. ( View 2008 990 here )

The $385,163 in pay Planned Parenthood President Richards received in the organization’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 was recorded in the group’s publicly available Internal Revenue Service Form 990 filed for that year.

Richards also received $346,285 in total compensation from Planned Parenthood and $38,476 in total compensation from related groups in the organization’s fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009, according to the organization’s Form 990 for that year.

Other Officers at the National Level received the following compensation:

CFO, MARIA ACOSTA received $89,691 from Planned Parenthood $5,725 from related organizations and $2,362 in estimated compensations

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER MARYANA ISKANDER received $245,814 from Planned Parenthood and $23,696 in estimated compensations

VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT KIM MEREDITH received $220,427 from Planned Parenthood $24,492 from related organizations and $24,076 in estimated compensations. Before joining PPFA in 2006, Meredith spent nearly nine years as the chief operating officer at the now defunct and now disaffiliated Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, a Planned Parenthood clinic which sqandered tax dollars and will close and never repay their debtors .

NATIONAL POLITIC AND FIELD DIR, ELLEN GOLOMBEK received $203,843 from Planned Parenthood $10,729 from related organizations and $15,288 in estimated compensations, she has since left Planned Parenthood to work in the Colorado Governor’s Administration.

VP OF MEDICAL AFFAIR, VANESSA CULLINS received $248,251 from Planned Parenthood and $15,600 in estimated compensations
VP OF GENERAL COUNSEL , BARBARA E OTTEN received $219,210 from Planned Parenthood $11,537 from related organizations and $39,074 in estimated compensations

These figures do not account for each Planned Parenthood director – there are over 800 locations, making triple digits in many cases as welll….

Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Web site shows that it performed 332,278 abortions in 2009, up 8,270 from 2008. Why should the taxpayer be forced to fund abortion?

Planned Parenthood also PROFITED $64 million dollars in tat same year ! Why do they need you and I to fund them?

But, Planned Parenthood’s profits are politicians gains. Just look at this analysis from Open Secrets which monitors 501C3 organizations and how they distribute and collect their funding:

The organization’s political action committee, for example, donated more than $148,000 to federal candidates — almost all Democrats –– during the 2010 election cycle. The PAC spent more than $443,000 overall.

Planned Parenthood also recorded $905,796 in independent expenditures during the 2010 cycle — money spent in support of, or in opposition to, federal political candidates, largely through advertisements. The top beneficiaries of this money were Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

In 2010 alone, Planned Parenthood and a California affiliate together spent more than $700,000 on federal lobbying efforts, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of federal lobbying records finds. By comparison, all other organizations that primarily advocate for abortion rights collectively spent $247,280 on federal lobbying efforts during the same period.

So, not only does taxpayer money make Planned Parenthood officials RICH FAT CATS, they also expand the coffers of the politicians who support them- see how the cycle works?

Now – thanks to the full Congress Planned Parenthood’s Ponzi Scam continues to be funded despite the fact that Planned Parenthood was founded by a RACIST KLAN speaker who was so connected with the Eugenics Movement that many of her Planned Parenthood board members were Eugenics members as well. Eugenics is the movement that forcefully sterilized thousands of Blacks in the US and Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger agreed with that ideology. For more on that history watch the documentary film: Maafa21

Planned Parenthood is praising the decision to continue their funding and after looking at the EXECUTIVE PAY SCALE, I can see why !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obama Pay Czar Targets Salary Cuts

Posted in Constitution, Czar, New World Order, Obama with tags , , , , , , , on October 6, 2009 by saynsumthn

From the Wall Street Journal:

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s pay czar is planning to clamp down on compensation at firms receiving large sums of government aid by cutting annual cash salaries for many of the top employees under his authority, according to people familiar with the matter.

Instead of awarding large cash salaries, Kenneth Feinberg is planning to shift a chunk of an employee’s annual salary into stock that cannot be accessed for several years, these people said. Such a move, the most intrusive yet into corporate compensation, would mark the government’s first effort to curb the take-home pay of everyone from auto executives to financial traders.

Pay czar Ken Feinberg is planning to shift part of top employees’ salaries at firms getting aid into stock that cannot be accessed for several years.

Mr. Feinberg is expected to issue by mid-October his determination on compensation packages for 175 of the most-highly compensated executives and employees at the seven firms he oversees. The companies are: American International Group Inc., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., General Motors Co., GMAC Financial Services Inc., Chrysler LLC and Chrysler Financial.

The move will further reshape pay at those firms and could complicate efforts by some of those seven companies to attract top executives and employees.

The issue could be particularly acute for Bank of America, which is searching for a successor to Kenneth Lewis, who announced plans to resign as chief executive of the company last week. A Bank of America spokesman said the bank declined to comment on compensation issues regarding the chief executive. “We have been in close communication with Feinberg and our compensation going forward is very much in line with his guidance,” the spokesman said.

WSJ’s Deborah Solomon details U.S. pay czar Kenneth Feinberg’s plans for clamping down on pay, which would focus on cutting annual cash salaries for many of the 175 executives and other employees under his authority. VIDEO HERE

The Obama administration has tasked Mr. Feinberg with more closely tying compensation to long-term performance, something the White House believes will help prevent employees from taking unnecessary risks for short-term gains. A government official said shifting some salary away from cash and into stock will help achieve those goals.
The move is aimed squarely at salaries, not bonuses, which are restricted under rules passed by Congress earlier this year. Firms receiving bailout funds cannot pay cash bonuses to top executives and employees and must comply with a host of other restrictions, including capping bonus payments at one-third of total compensation
It’s not clear what portion of an employee’s salary will be diverted to stock but a person familiar with the matter said that in some cases it could be more than 50%. Indeed, Mr. Feinberg employed this strategy in his Oct. 2 ruling on pay for Robert Benmosche, the new chief executive of AIG. Mr. Benmosche’s salary was broken into two pieces — a $3 million annual cash salary and $4 million annually in AIG stock that cannot be accessed for five years.

The Federal Reserve, which is planning to propose risk-based guidelines later this month that would affect the way tens of thousands of bankers get paid, is not expected to adopt Mr. Feinberg’s strategy in making its determinations. However, the Obama administration is hopeful that Mr. Feinberg’s pay structure will be viewed as something of a “best practice” and that other firms may voluntarily seek to use similar methods in determining compensation.

Andrew Williams, a Treasury spokesman, wouldn’t comment on Mr. Feinberg’s plans but said the pay czar was appointed “to help ensure that companies strike the right balance around their need to retain talent, reward performance, and protect the taxpayers’ investment. Obviously, we all have a shared interest in ensuring that those companies can return to profitability as soon as possible so that taxpayers can recoup their investment.

Mr. Feinberg, an attorney who is receiving no government compensation for his work, has been trying to convey some of his thinking in a series of recent public speeches and interviews. He doesn’t plan to set any hard-dollar ceilings for executive pay and said he is sympathetic to the need for companies receiving government aid to pay enough to attract talented employees and remain competitive.

At a speech before the Chicago Bar Association last week, Mr. Feinberg said he will not have done his job if companies react to his decisions by saying “that’s great, we’re going to lose all our people and we’re not going to be competitive.”

But at the same time, the administration is under pressure to rein in what many view as excessive compensation at banks and other firms.

Mr. Feinberg has been working closely with the firms and many are aware of his plans regarding salary, people familiar with the matter said. Indeed, in the Chicago speech, Mr. Feinberg said the negotiations have been “a consensual process…I’m hoping I won’t be required to simply make a determination over company objections.”

—Dan Fitzpatrick contributed to this article.

Write to Deborah Solomon at deborah.solomon@wsj.com