GOP To Middle Class Americans: We Work For The Wealthy
Washington, D.C. --- House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) stood in front of the assembled press during his weekly press conference and said that the Republican party’s “number one priority is jobs.”
Over the last few weeks, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives repealed “Obamacare” (Affordable Care Act) for the 37th time, passed a farm bill that cuts $20.5 Billion dollars from the food stamp program that would force 2 million Americans to go hungry, and passed a far reaching anti-abortion bill that would restrict all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception.
Despite what Speaker Boehner says publicly, the House has not considered ONE bill that would benefit our economy, or create any jobs.
After legislation is passed in the House it moves to the Senate. The House enacted these 3 punitive measures with the full knowledge that the bills were dead on arrival when they arrived in the Senate.
When Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) introduced the anti-abortion legislation, there were no exceptions in the bill for rape or incest. Franks justified not including any exceptions for rape when he exclaimed that “the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), a medical doctor who is an OB/GYN, said that the anti-abortion legislation didn’t go far enough, because he has observed male fetuses masturbating when they are 15 weeks old, which means they can “feel pleasure.”
When legislative leaders heard the public outcry about the abortion bill, they felt they could appease the concerns of women by quietly adding an exception for rape or incest, and they removed Franks as the floor manager of the bill.
When the legislation was passed by the House Judiciary committee on a strict party line vote, the Republicans voting yes were 23 men. Go figure.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) characterized the bill as “another Republican attempt to endanger women. It is disrespectful to women. It is unsafe for families and it is unconstitutional."
The Republican party’s message is being heard loud and clear. They are out of touch, they don’t care about anyone or anything but their own self interests, and the war on women is ongoing.
To anyone with a uterus - the GOP thinks they own it.
What do YOU think?
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