If you want a smart, self-suffienct population that doesn’t impose a burden on others you need to provide that population with healthcare, education, and the ability to make a living. Without that, the prospect of a self-sufficient, “libertarian” society will never happen. And that’s the real irony of the whole thing: if you want to create a population that doesn’t require government assistance to survive, you need to properly “govern” the requisite services that can enable such a society. Many conservatives pride themselves on being financially savvy, and if that’s the case then they should do the math on this and stop supporting policies that only compound our country’s problems and make us ever more dependent on the wrong kind of government. This “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” mentality isn’t just not helping–it’s making the problem infinitely worse.– The Irony of Opposing Government Programs (via azspot) Via Existential Angst
His idea is that you could only get an abortion, and it would be paid for with tax-dollars, if you went on national television and named your baby, and then sewed a shirt for it.
He said it’d cut abortion by at least 99%.
Does the shirt have to be sewn? Say I prefer knitting, would this be acceptable? Also, in the event I wished to knit matching booties, mittens, and a hat, could that replace the shirt, or does it HAVE to be a sewn shirt? Do I have to put the initial of my fetus monster on said shirt, or can it be plain? Can I make the shirt vertically striped, or should it be horizontally striped? Can a choose my design pattern based on baby gap? If it’s winter can I throw in an extra little knit scarf?
Can I choose what station I would like to appear on? Can I request that there be no commercial interruptions? Will Oprah be hosting? Actually, can I appear on Rachel Maddow instead? Since PBS isn’t going to be cut anymore would it be acceptable to present my babies name and matching knit outfit on Sesame Street?
Do I have to keep the outfit with/without stripes and/or an initial after my abortion, or can it be donated to starving welfare children?
I think that it would also be useful to note that women who choose to appear on television should also have to wear a large embroidered A (for abortion) on all of their tops for the rest of their lives. That being said, can I decorate my A with gold thread?
Oh, but Obama really cares about the poor… by making sure they can’t get jobs.