The GOP is fitting to stop abortions by taxing!
The House GOP continues to place its heaviest emphasis on fighting abortion rights, and they've taken a lot of heat for it. Progressives, Democrats, pro-choice groups, and others have spared little criticism, but they've focused most heavily on three distinct lines: the fact that Republicans are ignoring job-creation as a priority; the fact that one of their pieces of legislation would allow hospitals to refuse to perform an abortion on a dying woman; and the fact that, until recently at least, the GOP wanted to limit tax-payer support for abortion to exclude incidences of non-forcible rape.
Here's another one: The GOP's plan to ban tax-payer money from funding abortions includes giant tax hikes for businesses.
More specifically, it would eliminate tax incentives on employer-provided health care benefits if those benefits cover abortion as a medical procedure.
No, hell hasn’t frozen over you read that right. The GOP is going to tax businesses to make sure women die and have motherless children born across the states! Family values indeed. They also want to make sure it’s even harder to have a "decent" insurance plan. I mean who needs those anyway? It’s not like women get pregnant and need care. We all know Jeebus went into their uterus and got all holy up in there. Care Bear Schmare!
And the best part is this move will create a million jobs. Using their Ryan Plan Math the GOP will create new jobs by offering abortion jelly beans. Yummy! Plant an abortion jelly bean and jobs will sprout out of the ground like Reagan’s soul.
Known hippie and tv personality (he played a gay guy once. we know he was gay because he wore turtlenecks) Al Franken:
"Before the health care reform, when your company bought health insurance for you and it was not considered income, and therefore you weren't taxed on it, and it did cover all reproductive services, you could make the exact same argument. So this is no change, right?" Franken asked rhetorically, before joking, "You don't have to agree with me, you're a journalist, but I think my logic is impeccable."
I don't know about you, but teh GOP is teh serious. Who's psyched?
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