CC: everyone who says “wahhhhh i don’t want to pay for your birth control”
Birth control makes sense economically
The crazy thing is that I’m pretty sure the GOP knows this. That’s how bad they want to control us and our bodies. That’s how afraid they are…
Then again, if you pay attention to what happened in the senate today (re: the UN Disability Treaty), this does seem about right, unfortunately. That’s why we gotta keep the momentum from this past election.
You’re implying your unplanned pregnancies should be costing us ANYTHING.
Protip - you spread your legs and get knocked up? That is NOT my god damn fault nor is it my responsibility to take care of it. Handle it yourself. Learn to put a condom on your boytoy. Or hey, if you really can’t afford to have a kid at all, and you dont think condoms are good enough (ie: they can still fail and you cant take the risk of them not working), then heres a funny little fact for you. Sex? Yeah you know, sexual intercourse? its 100% optional. Yeah funny that, isnt it? You dont HAVE to have sex. You can literally NOT have sex and shockingly enough, you WONT die. I know, weird right?
So here is a better answer for you than “hur its economically wise for you to pay for THIS than for THAT.” Its not economically wise for me to pay for EITHER of them, and more to the point it is not my responsibility to pay for either, or rather it is not the GOVERNMENT’S job to do so using MY money. it is YOUR responsibility to handle your life. If you cant have a kid, you shouldnt be having kids, if you’re in SUCH a bad spot you cant risk getting pregnant at all? Then dont have sex. But that might mean you have to sacrifice something in your life like an adult rather than childishly demand you have your cake and eat it to.
Now, heres another funny fact. When you stop taxing the rich and making them pay their money in to the government to fund programs they disagree with? They end up giving MORE money to charities as a result. And those charities often (if not always) do a better job allocating funds and helping society than the government will ever do. Meaning for those kids who do get born and the mothers really tried to not get pregnant (ie: not the morons who have unprotected sex and then go “whoops damn, i didnt WANT to get pregnant”)? There will be even more funding to help them and their children.
Oh right one last tiny little fact to talk about. 11 BILLION dollars may sound like a WHOLE lot of money. But we bring over 2.2 TRILLION dollars a year in revenue into the government. Thats 2,200 BILLION dollars. The 11B we spend on unplanned pregnancies? Thats about 0.5% of our income. Less than 1%, barely even half a percent. To put this in perspective, lets look at the median household US income. Its about $45k right? Lets say you make that much. you know how much 0.5% of that is? Right around $200 for an entire YEAR. Thats nothing, hell thats not even the price of a new tv or a video game system, hell most new video cards for computers cost more than that.
My point is this, if you want to appeal to our pocketbooks, you’re gonna have to get in line, right now were worried more about medicare/medicade/obamacare/SSI and other major forms of welfare that make up in total 60% of our governments budget. Your 0.5%? That is pennies compared to the hogs of SSI/medi that alone are over 40% of our budget (fyi: the entire cost of government, all agencies, congressmen, and yes including the military we spend “SO much on,” only make up 40% of our budget in total).
Oh and right, you know what we COULD be using that $11 BILLION on? rather than paying for american women to be ignorant or irresponsible or to continue to coddle them and further their entitlement mentality? We could take that money and send it over seas to aid programs to help REAL women who are suffering oppression. Women who arent allowed to vote, or even go outside without a man escorting them, or men who get locked in prison for being gay, or women who get acid thrown in their face for having an opinion. You really want to crusade for what is “right?” Then we should be spending every penny of that $11B on people FAR more in need of it than american women who just dont know how to keep their legs closed (BUT HAVE THE FREEDOM AND RIGHTS TO DO WHAT THEY WANT! isnt it glorious? You can do with your body whatever you please, and no one is telling you you have to stop, ALL they ask, all we ask, IS THAT YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS)
For those of you who want a TL:DR version?
1) Neither is it my job, nor my responsibility, nor is it the governments job, nor its responsibility, to pay for EITHER your birth control OR your unwanted pregnancies. Telling us one is cheaper than the other means nothing because we shouldnt be paying for EITHER
2) Sex is optional, if women REALLY worried about unwanted pregnancies they’d have far less sex when they were worried about it. But they dont, meaning either they are very very stupid, or they’re entitled morons who think they should get to do w/e they want and someone else should take responsibility for it. So this does not encourage me to want to help you with birth control in any way.
3) $11B is almost nothing in our current government. $11B would fund the government for one day, yes ONE day. And you’re not even talking about cutting 100% of that $11B, just 85% or so of it, that still leaves us paying over $1.5B which means the money you saved us? wouldn’t even run the government for a full day. An appeal to our wallets means nothing in that regard.
4) if you truly cared about “women’s bodies” like you claim to, and thought the awful republicans were really out to “control your body” (fyi: i vote conservative, I dont give a damn about your womb, I dont want any control over it, but I ALSO dont want any responsibility for anything that goes in it or comes out of it, I want YOU to have to take responsibility for what you do with it) you’d stop dealing with government and start dealing with charities who are sympathetic to your cause where the “evil republicans” CANT tell you how you spend your money. Then maybe we could take that $11B and spend it on women who are ACTUALLY oppressed and who ACTUALLY have men controlling them, their bodies, and their lives. As opposed to wasting it on you who just want to whine that other people want to control you just because they dont want to have to deal with the consequences of YOUR actions.
Ladies, its time to open your eyes and take some responsibility.
But of course everything I just said will fall on deaf ears. Because lets face it, the meme about Sarah Fluke or whoever it is that was crusading for BC is true, you DO want the government in your womb, you just want it doing what you tell it to do. You want it to take away the need for you to be responsible for your actions. And thats pathetic ladies. Time to grow up.