House GOP: Tax Abortions to Create Jobs. What?

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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.

(photo via Getty)

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  • muselet

    The bill has the support of every Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, all of whom are men.

    ‘Nuff said.

    –alopecia

  • GrafZeppelin127

    I haven’t heard simple-minded tripe like this since I left teaching high school.

    And even then.

    Jeebus, we’re being governed by imbeciles.

    • D_C_Wilson

      High schoolers have more maturity than this clown show.

      • GrafZeppelin127

        I swear, when I heard Reince Priebus’ speech at the RNC in 2012, I thought he was in high school.

        And drunk.

  • mrbrink

    Think of all the jobs AIDS and orphaned children will create. Kids are littler, so they’re immune to AIDS, so you don’t have to pay them as much to work in the AIDS fields.

  • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

    Shorter Goodlatte….Them thar wimmin folk need to get bizzy pushin out future manual laborers! Who else is a gonna pick that fruit or cut my grass? Them illegal brown people?

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. At the height of the Great Recession, about 200,000 immigrants left Arizona due to SB1070. Assuming that at least one half to one third had jobs they left behind, that would have opened up enough positions for citizens to step right into, which would have affected the Arizona unemployment rate significantly. No such thing happened. Those jobs remained unfilled and the unemployment rate didn’t move at all.

    • Christopher Foxx

      There you go, citing facts and holding reality up as an example. As if either of those proved anything.