Posts tagged Inequality
Posts tagged Inequality
Oh, now I get it — only moms of means are worthy of praise. Moms who accept public assistance produce indolent kids who lead unproductive lives.
Yeah, I don’t have kids, but I feel pretty good in saying Romney and his faux “mommy war” outrage can kiss off. I love being lectured by a rich guy about welfare in general. It’s not like I actually want a living wage or anything…
(h/t to ThinkProgress)
In not-shocking news, Mitt Romney is a hypocritical dick:
Mitt Romney views stay-at-home moms who are supported by federal assistance much differently than those backed by hundreds of millions in private equity income. Poor women, he said, shouldn’t be given a choice, but instead should be required to work outside the home to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. “[E]ven if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work,” Romney said of moms on TANF.
Recalling his effort as governor to increase the amount of time women on welfare in Massachusetts were required to work, Romney noted that some had considered his proposal “heartless,” but he argued that the women would be better off having “the dignity of work” — a suggestion Ann Romney would likely take issue with.
"I wanted to increase the work requirement," said Romney. "I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless.’ And I said, ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’"
Kind of makes his outrage over Hillary Rosen seem even more ridiculous. Instead of focusing on Rosen, I suggest we look at the party whose policies consistently hurt families (except wealthy ones), and the party whose members overwhelmingly opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
Hint: They’re running Mitt Romney…
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En memoria de Erica y Miriam Delgado. Su historia no debe ser silenciada.
Rebloggable by request:
But what if I don’t want to pay more taxes to pay for other people to have health care. I keep myself healthy and work hard to keep my money. MY MONEY. I don’t care if other people get sick because they should take of themselves. We have emergency rooms. If we make it so people can go to the doctor every time they sneeze they will. I have good insurance because I pay for it.
You must be referring to this post.
Congrats to you for having good insurance, good health, a job, and cash money! I made something in your honor:
Don’t you feel good now?
I’d be interested to know your criteria for deserving individuals and non-deserving individuals. Or not. You know why? Because I believe proper health care is a human right period. Even for adorably selfish people like yourself.
I’m not even going to thoroughly debunk this because it’s ridiculous. Not everyone is born with health, not everyone has money, not everyone has a job, and not everyone has insurance. People don’t just get sick because they don’t take care of themselves.
If everyone uses the emergency room, costs go up for everyone. Plus, the ER is not for management of chronic conditions or illness. It’s for acute emergencies. A diabetic would not be well-served by an ER. ERs are overcrowded and understaffed as is - your idea makes that catastrophic.
Tell you what you’re supposed to do: You pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you little supposed self-reliant miscreant, and you buy yourself a private island. That way, you don’t have to suffer the indignities of breathing the same air as the plebs, and we don’t have to suffer you.
Rick Santorum, speaking to the mother of a young boy in Colorado about the free market and prescription drug prices. She told Santorum her son’s medication could cost up to $1 million per year.
One drug her son is taking is Abilify, which is used in children to treat schizophrenia; aggression associated with conduct disorder, autism, or other behavioral disorders; and Bipolar Disorder I. We can debate the merits of children taking anti-psychotic medication another time. The fact remains: Abilify is ridiculously expensive.
Visiting Walgreen’s site tells quite the story. All prices are discounted slightly by their prescription price club, meaning the cost at a local pharmacy may be higher or lower:
And just to put Rick Santorum’s iPad/drug cost claim in perspective, that’s like buying an iPad every single month. It’s illogical and completely specious to compare necessary medication to an unnecessary iPad. But for fun, I’m going to parse it out as a 30-day cost like the prescription drug above:
I bet that mother would be thrilled if her son’s yearly drug costs were that of an iPad.
You’d think Rick Santorum might have more compassion, since he and his wife are parents to a 3-year-old girl with severe developmental disabilities requiring expensive care. Isabella Santorum is also quite lucky that her father, a former U.S. Senator, has a magnificent, comprehensive health care plan courtesy of the U.S. taxpayers. I’d like to see every child afforded the same health care his daughter receives.
And no, I don’t care if my taxes go up to do it.
Rick Santorum, at his last town hall meeting before the South Carolina primary.
I’ve heard the argument that rights come from God before. But the equality thing, goddamn. That’s a whole new layer of fuckery.
But whatever. I’ll play.
I’m done. In general, organized religion does not have the best track record of promoting equality. I imagine Rick Santorum has a different version of equality than the one found in the US Constitution. That’s the definition I follow.
And that’s one big reason Santorum should never hold public office again. He loves to rail about Iran’s unjust theocracy. Listening to Santorum talk, it seems he’s taken notes for his imaginary presidency.
Mitt Romney, on Wednesday’s Today Show, discussing criticism of Wall Street and the rich. In other words, “Hey, poor people. Y’all are just jealous.”
Funny that. A Pew Poll released yesterday shows nearly two-thirds of the public (66%) believes there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between the rich and the poor—an increase of 19 percentage points since 2009. Also, participants identified the conflict between rich and poor as the largest, strong source of conflict in society:
If Romney is to be believed, at least two-thirds of Americans are just jealous.