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Like Money In the Sperm Bank

baby moneyWould conservatives limit the reproductive fate of women if it meant making a killing in sales? You bet they would.

In 2012 dollars the average cost of raising a child is $230,000. That includes food, housing, furniture, schooling, toys, medical care and all the other areas of support a child needs to grow up strong and happy.

Now multiply that number by three million live births in this country per year and it blossoms to $30 billion, per year, just for those particular kids. Add in the preceding and succeeding years of births and factor it out by twenty years and we're now talking trillions of dollars.

Yes, babies are big business. Very big. Trillions big.

Conservatives, those titans of industry, see figures of 1.2 million abortions yearly in this country and their mouths must water. All they have to do is figure out a way to force women to have all the babies they can, end birth control as we know it, and they'd be swimming in even more filthy lucre.

The Republican solution has been to put words in god's mouth, claiming he's against terminating all pregnancies, but the Bible says nothing about abortion except, you know, how to perform one. Sort of. It also instructs its readers to kill babies by bashing their brains out against rocks, or to burn any woman who has become pregnant as a result of pre-marital sex.

Boy, it's a good thing no one really reads that thing.

Children are great political tools because our brains are designed to release chemicals that make us happy when a baby smiles at us. It's an evolutionary innovation that keeps us from eating them. Conservatives love babies until the moment they're born, then they're YOUR problem. The less government tax-money is wasted on the upkeep of these new citizens, like education and health care, the more profit for oligarchs in the long run.

This planet is clearly over-populated but if you want to be the next Octo-Mom that's your problem. But let's be clear on why certain people oppose abortion, and it has nothing to do with religion or the sanctity of life.

Update: Further proof of the allegation in today's comic (and rant) is that an Ohio campaign to ban all abortions and hormonal birth control died today after having acquired only 1/10th of the signatures necessary to place it on the ballot. It therefore seems like the only people demanding less reproductive choice are those who would prosper from it.



Oh, that Mitt.

big fat liarMitt Romney apparently lied about Bain Capital's involvement in a medical-waste firm, Stericycle, that disposes of aborted fetuses.

Not exactly the sort of thing that should sully the well-manicured digits of a pro-lifer like Mittens. But what else should we expect of the man who cannot tell a truth?

Mitt Romney. Man of the people.

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And now our Chart of the Day: Is Obamacare "The biggest tax hike in hoistory"? Nope. Not hardly.

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Super-gigantic version of chart to be found here.

Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation7-4-2012: The House is adjourned until the 9th of July. No jobs are being created.

For the full 2001-2012 list of Republican sloth please visit republicanjobcreation.com.


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Economic Impact

Birth Control - $250 year
Child - $10,000 year

And that's the REAL reason conservatives oppose women's reproductive rights.

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