You are a redneck blowhard, bro. I can see you being a blue collar union factory worker.
ObamaCare doesn't seem to be going too well. They can't get their stupid website to work. Most everybody's premiums have skyrocketed and many people are losing their plans as a result of the law despite Obama's consistent promise people could keep their company plans if they liked them. Other peeople are losing their jobs or being reduced to part time as a result of the law.
Free healthcare isn't a right. The main reason you work is to pay for your healthcare costs and your food and shelter. You are basically sayig people have the right to other people's money which seems like a violation of private property rights and wealth redistribution. You cry about the commi label but then you advocate Karl Marx.
Poor people are already eligible for numerous government programs to help them that we have paid for with our taxes. We are overtaxed, so if the poor are not being supported with our tax dollars that is on the politicians who are throwing it at the special interest groups like unions to secure their votes. Obama's admin has thrown millions of dollars at solar power compnanuies who have since gone bankrupt because that isn't a profitable market. We are subsidizing corporate failures yet you claim we haven't paid taxes to support the poor. lol
Nothing stops you and other leftwingers from paying more taxes if you think the government deserves more money. Pretty sure you don't do that and in fact you look for tax breaks and take them to save as much money as possible. So you are hypocrite on the tax issue.
You are justing trying to make abortion issue about anything other than the abortion issue. Is it life. Should we terminate life simply because it is an inconvenience for the parents? All you are doing is trying to rationalize abortin but the solution to problems is not kill babies if they are alive. Civilized peoples understand this concept.
Boom. I Am Legend.
Sorry, I'm not a factory worker. Never have been. I was a small business owner for 20 years. I had to quit because certain idiots on wall street and in investment firms destroyed the new house market and I was suddenly without work. But that's okay, at least I was born.
P.S. I was a lousy businessman. I did great work, but I hated charging people money for what I did. I felt sorry for them. Even the billionaires I worked for. So at least my commie attitude benefitted some. I charged folks, sure, but never as much as my competition. Not that I and much. I was too good.
And I did my own taxes, and I was too scared to take too many tax breaks. I could have done better, I'm sure. But when Bush was president, especially, I didn't know how many other stupid asses were in government and I just didn't take any chances.
You should know that the story about Obamacare causing people to loose their insurance is false. Well, I sort of have to depend on news sources for that report, as do you, and hence we have no idea which is true. But at least there is a possibility that it is false. The lady who went on Fox and said she was loosing her health insurance later admitted she got a better deal through Obamacare. But for some reason Fox hasn't reported that, from what I understand. I wouldn't know. I have never figured out how to watch TV and puke at the same time, so I never turn on Fox. Also, I've only owned a TV three months of my adult life and I almost died of boredom. So I am even less inclined to watch useless stuff than the average person.
Anyway, my issue with the right and abortion is this. The right seems to think that each and every single person in this country has the opportunity to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and if they don't, tough. That's their choice. We'll ignore little debilitating factors, like poverty, crime, abuse, crap-assed educations (thanks for serving as an example of that, by the way) and other problems that are really hard to overcome tend to stand in the way of success. Toss in a system that has failure built into it specifically so that the economy will always have a plentiful supply of low-wage workers, and things just plain suck.
Now the anti-abortion people I know seem to think that every single woman who gets an abortion simply considers the procedure a form of birth control. However, that is not the case. Yes, I'm sure some women are a bit to cavalier about the whole thing, but many an abortion come about because the mother-to-be can't figure out any way to afford the expense of a child. And if you're thinking she should have just stayed away from sex, that would further confirm that you don't have any idea what it is like to be human. For some women, they are already living amidst poverty, and they feel they have no choice. In other cases, the women are not yet impoverished, but they know they will be if they have a child.
Welfare only pays out for two years, maximum. I think that's accurate. It might be three. Granted, you hate that, you think it should be a lot longer, but some dorky Democrat stopped welfare from being a lifetime benefit and pretty much shut down the system. Clinton was his name, I think. Anyway, toss in the Republican deciding that food stamps were paying out too much and cutting them back, and an economy that hasn't yet bounced back (blame Obama all you want, we might disagree about that, but I'm sure we both agree that it is a great thing that wonderful people like Romney are buying out American companies and shipping the factories overseas so that they can make goods for less and hence profit more. Which I think is wonderful. Within a decade or two there won't be a single job left in this country and then we'll all get to sit around in the sun and wonder what it would be like to go shopping at WalMart or one of those other high end stores that are kept behind barbed wire fences in those foreign investment compounds) But at least nobody will ever have an abortion again, because women won't even be able to afford that. Progress comes in many forms.
If you honestly are against abortion (I would be if it were a realistic expectation), what do you think we can do for the various disadvantaged people on this planet who feel, when confronted with an unwanted pregnancy) that abortion is at least a possible option? How do we fix it so that a 14 year old minority girl who has been raised in the slums of some huge city and who has tried to do well in school but has been raped by her drunk mom's boyfriend can decide, wisely, to not have an abortion? How do we fix it so that when a ten year old girl gets pregnant thanks to her dad, choices can be made that satisfy everyone. Should we become like Nicaragua, where a woman cannot even have an abortion to save her own life? Should we start executing women who have abortions?
Life sucks for some people. Sometimes it is their own fault. Drugs, alcohol, etc. can do that to a person. Sometimes it is the fault of others, and the mother-to-be has had little, if any, say in her life. In other cases the women have little if any hope of ever getting out of poverty. The deck is way to stacked against them. And there you sit, all judgy looking, declaring that doesn't matter. But it does.
Fix it dude. You and your conservative brethren get together and figure out ways to make it possible for a pregnant woman to have choices, rather than no choice. Figure out a way to understand that poverty and hopelessness and despair are not outcomes only encountered by guys like you when you find out how good your ex-wife's lawyer is after she finds out about your mistress. Others have to live under wretched conditions their whole lives, because the people with power and money don't give a rats ass about anything in those peoples sorry lives. Except for their uteruses.
There is no consistency in your stand. You are expressing a black and white opinion, and seem unable to empathize with any set of conditions that might cause a woman to make such a decision. You don't differentiate between the careless party girl who doesn't give a rats ass about anything, babies included, and the woman living in rural West Virginia whose husband just got paralyzed in a mine accident and she already have five kids. You are just making blanket statements, patting yourself on the back for making a moral judgment call, and allowing yourself to wallow in your pride while others are suffering endlessly.
By the way, I Am Legend was a suck-ass movie. Next time you should say "Boom! Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang". It would give you some class.
Oh, and your civilized societies thingy? Virtually all the other civilized societies in the world offer universal health care. Have you any idea how many fewer women would have abortions if they knew that all health care costs were taken care of? You don't care. You want to eat your cake and have it to. And you damned sure don't want anyone else having cake. That's your frickin' cake. Damned moochers!
And how dare they do something you don't like when you go to all that trouble to hate their guts! (I'm basing that on the amount of spittle you got on your keyboard when you typed the words "blue collar".)