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Rand Paul: Cut Benefits To Single Moms So They'll Stop Being Sluts

Liberty!!! Senator Paul thinks benefits should be cut to single moms so they'll stop having kids.
Rand Paul: Cut Benefits To Single Moms So They'll Stop Being Sluts
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Libertarians' plan for women: Find a man. Senator Rand Paul is out there floating all kinds of ideas to wreak havoc on poor single women, including this doozy:

At a luncheon for the Chamber of Commerce in Lexington, KY, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) floated the idea of capping government benefits for women who have children out of wedlock, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

While he said that preventing unplanned pregnancies should be in the hands of communities and families, he added, “Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount.”‘ He went on to say, “I don’t know how you do all that because then it’s tough to tell a woman with four kids that she’s got a fifth kid we’re not going to give her any more money. But we have to figure out how to get that message through because that is part of the answer.”

Ladies, hear Senator Libertarian Male clearly here. You can't have birth control, you can't get abortions. If you're stupid enough to get magically pregnant on your own with no help from any man's sperm because of course only women are involved in that whole pregnancy thing then screw you that much harder.

Also? No health insurance for you, either. Mr. Libertarian thinks the "markets" should handle your health care, not Uncle Sugar. Really, it's quite simple. Senator TeaBircher thinks you're all sluts who deserve whatever you have coming to you, especially if you don't have a man in your house.

The Senator also told the luncheon audience that being “married with kids versus unmarried with kids is the difference between living in poverty and not” and that the government “should sell that message.”

See what he did there? Government shouldn't give you a hand up or the means by which to control your reproductive health, but dammit, get married and it'll all be great.

But above all ladies, quit being sluts to get money from the government, says Senator Libertarian. You don't get to decide whether to have those kids, you don't get any help once you've had them, and there should be no requirement for the male who impregnated you to have any responsibility to his offspring.

Because liberty.

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