What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘Michigan Republicans propose tax credit for unborn foetuses’
‘Republican lawmakers in Michigan, a state which eliminated tax credits for children last year, have proposed a tax credit for unborn foetuses of 12 weeks gestation’.
Dusting off my very best captian Jack Sparrow – WHAT?!?
Let me get this right (no pun intended) Republican lawmakewrs, you got rid of a tax credit for the kids waling around but you want to GIVE a tax credit for the ones not yet born.
But it gets better.
In ‘explaining’ the bill, the Republican lawmaker said ‘”You’re recognizing the fact that people have additional expenses, another person to take care of”. And once the child is born, the expenses must go down because that’s why they got rid of the tax credit for actual children walking around.
That’s what’s wrong with the Republican Party.
They will fight for the rights of the unborn right up until they are born – then you’re on your own……Well until you’re dying. Then the Republicans will fight not for you quality of life but to make sure you stay alive….regardless of the pain and suffering you’re in.
‘If the measure, outlined in two bills heard by the house tax policy committee on Tuesday, becomes law it would be the first of its kind in the US’.
‘Critics said the proposal was “absurd” and described it as a backdoor way of trying to pass “personhood” legislation which would give rights to an embryo and crack down on abortion’.
‘The Michigan house of representatives this year passed part of a three-bill package that would restrict access to abortion and heavily regulate clinic that performs them. Republican leaders have come under fire for banning a Democrat from speaking after she said the word “vagina” in a debate on an abortion bill earlier this year’.
‘One of the main sponsors of the foetus tax credit bill, Jud Gilbert, a Republican representative of Algonac, said the rationale behind it was to recognise that mothers have additional bills to pay’.
“You’re recognizing the fact that people have additional expenses, another person to take care of,” he told told Mlive. “Money saved there could be contributed to doctor’s bills and all kinds of things.”
From : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/22/michigan-republicans-tax-credit-unborn-foetuses