The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act currently under consideration in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would impose new taxes on women and businesses that purchase a private insurance plan that covers abortion.
And if that weren’t ridiculous enough, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) says limiting abortion creates jobs.
GOODLATTE: “I would suggest that it is very much the case that those of us in the majority support this legislation because it is the morally right thing to do, but it is also very very true that having a growing population and having new children brought into the world is not harmful to job creation. It very much promotes job creation for all the care and services and so on that need to be provided by a lot of people to raise children.”
Yes, think of all the child care and services that will be provided to expecting mothers. Think of all the jobs that will be created through these programs.
Oh, wait, you’re going to cut the funding for those? Shit.
Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte is perhaps better known for declaring that he would not allow an immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship to pass his committee because if we remove the scarlet letter from immigrants they may take our jobs.
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