January 15, 2014

Incredibly, one Republican representative has introduced the Republican plan for jobs. Even more incredibly, he did so in the context of yet another anti-abortion hearing.

ThinkProgress:

Goodlatte made the comments while presiding over a committee mark-up of the “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act,” or HR 7, on Wednesday afternoon. That legislation would dramatically restrict women’s access to affordable abortion care by imposing restrictions on insurance coverage and tax credits for the procedure. Goodlatte, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, advanced HR 7 by scheduling it for a full committee mark-up on Wednesday.

Explaining his support for the measure, Goodlatte made both a moral and an economic case for anti-choice laws. “I would suggest that it is very much the case that those of us in the majority support this legislation because it is the morally right thing to do but it is also very very true that having a growing population and having new children brought into the world is not harmful to job creation,” he said. “It very much promotes job creation for all the care and services and so on that need to be provided by a lot of people to raise children.”

Of course, if those people don't have jobs, they can't pay for those kids or feed them, right? And single moms know that better than almost anyone. The cost of child care alone is backbreaking, so how exactly does Goodlatte think this creates jobs again?

The stupid, it burns.

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