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Friday, November 23, 2012

The Scary Part Is

Someone actually voted for these dipshits:

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. . . .

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."

Gilbert said the move would speed up a tax exemption that parents only get when a child is born.

However, tax exemptions for children and families have been cut in the state, to the extent that another 9,000 children have been forced into poverty as a result, according to policy groups.

It just proves what I've been saying all along: to Republicans, life begins at conception and ends at birth.

(Message to those who were concerned that the conservative message didn't get out during the campaign: It came out loud and clear. That's why you lost.)

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