Let’s be clear: President Obama was pro-life. He wanted families and children to have healthcare and live. Pence/Trump/Ryan are Pro-Death. They want to use tax reform as yet another way to cut healthcare.
GOP Message to children and to the unborn? You will die so Charles Koch can get even richer.
“Pro-Life” Mike Pence & Paul Ryan, are pushing tax reform legislation as yet ANOTHER way to end-run the individual health insurance mandate. Americans want healthcare for all– not the GOP leadership. Pence believes that born children should die if that saves billionaires money.
Millions of Americans are committed to Obama’s healthcare legislation — despite Trump’s attempts to destroy it. Record numbers of people signed up this week and Maine elected to expand the government’s healthcare scheme for low-income Americans. Americans see healthcare as a right.
The “Pro-Life” Republicans tax bill hits kids hardest of all. For instance, an undocumented parent raising a child who is an American citizen (because they were born here) will find it hard to educate them. The Republican “tax bill” demands one parent has a Social Security number to claim the refundable child tax credit.
“Pro-Life” Republicans won’t help you to move for a better job to care for your kids either. Their tax bill will repeal the deduction for moving expenses when families take a new job.
Family values? Not so much. But Google/Exon/Coke/Trump family will pay far less tax while no one else can afford a child let alone medical care.
“Pro-Life” Republicans want to end tax benefits for dependent-care that families receive from employers for day care or elder care, including flexible spending accounts, will become taxable. Let your old parents die so the Koch brothers pay less taxes. Forget childcare. We don’t care!
“Pro-Life” Republicans want to get rid of the medical expenses deduction, which is primarily used by families grappling with serious health problems. Nearly nine million taxpayers deducted $84 billion in such expenses from their taxes often for children with cancer.
If you aren’t a billionaire’s child and have a serious illness… just go die!
The “Pro-Life” Republican’s tax bill eliminates the adoption tax credit!
That’s right the new GOP bumper-sticker can read “ABORT DON’T ADOPT!
The adoption tax credit is now worth $13,570 per child to parents dealing with adoption procedures. These cost tens of thousands of dollars. So much for encouraging adoption rather than abortion.
“Saved money” taken away from parents wanting to adopt goes to the super-rich. The baby? Into a bucket with you while the rich get richer and childless men and women can only adopt a child if they are super wealthy.
Want to save unborn lives? Want children and families to live, thrive and love? Take back the House in 2018!
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Ahhh the good ole GOP hypocrisy of being Pro Life . Oh .. its fine that your family and children die in the streets due to almost unlimited access to guns as long as the gun manufactures are profiting … who cares if the police randomly kill off minorities left and right as long as it is the minorities being killed … killing your sons and daughters in endless futile and meaningless wars ( since WWII ) is just fine so long as big oil and the arms industry etc are profiting .. .. allowing families and children in the wealthiest nation in the world to die of malnutrition and lack of health care is the ‘ moral ‘ thing to do… in the quest to make the rich richer . And while they’re at it the so called Pro Life GOP might as well kill off all public education lest children learn to live healthier lives
Yeah … Pro Life my lily white ____ ! Like Pence and Ryan’s so called faith .. as they both prostrate themselves in worship before the throne of their preferred god Ayn Rand …. the GOP’s so called stance on Pro Life is nothing more than blatant unrepentant verging on heinous hypocrisy
In as far as abortion is concerned … as morally disagreeable as I find it .. the only thing worse than legal abortion killing the unborn who’s actual Biblical status remains in contention … is making it illegal forcing women back into the back alley clinics and quack MD’s where a majority of them will die as well .
The GOP and Pro Life .. when placed together the oxymoron of the 20th 21st century . Hmmm .. Kind of like placing GOP and Christian in the same sentence . One having nothing to do with the other what so ever
Abortion is murder.
Murderers go to Hell.
What ? No idiotic , hypocritical , immature , christian wanna be ( small case c intentional ) Make America White Again flatulence and fertilizing effluence barely resembling a comment or reply exemplifying the current Collective Stupidity of America from the Alt Right chickenhawk Bryson who’s all bluster and bravado ( from behind the safety of his screen ) yet ?
Planned Parenthood eliminates more Black Lives every MONTH than the KKK has in its entire existence.
As I recall, you post this silly talking point claimed this on Debunking Christianity. So I will paste my response.
Whenever I read posts comparing the abortion rates of Black women to the KKK, I know the agenda is to deflect from institutional racism especially within White Christianity. White Evangelicals (mostly) were infamous for boycotting the Black Civil Rights movement, and fighting any public policy that might address the complex historical and deeply rooted economic, political and social inequalities faced by generations of Black Americans.
Another version of this talking point is Margaret Sanger was racist (Charles Darwin as well) while ignoring the fact that white Christians institutions shared their racist views.
So when I hear folks like JB talking about abortion rates in the Black community, the real agenda is to blame godless liberals for doing the most racist harm to Black folks in America. They don’t give one damn about the Black abortion rate except to use it as a talking point.
All righteous indignation , anger and emotions aside here is the short list of the deductions and exemptions that will either be eliminated or greatly reduced directly impacting the Middle – Lower Middle and Low Income classes in the current revised version of the …. cough .. tax reform
1) Mortgage interest ( making buying a home less affordable )
2) Healthcare costs
3) College and University Endowments ( directly impacting scholarships )
4) Dependents ( greatly reducing the deduction per child/dependent as well as limiting how many dependents a household can claim )
5) 401k / Retirement contributions
And thats just the short list . The very short list
Frank, YOU are a thief. You love to be generous with other people’s property. If you have the money to support yourself and someone else, then you are free to do that. But when you try to steal money from someone and give it to those you think deserve it, you are nothing but a thief.
Oh Bryson .. how I’ve waited for this ;
So categorizing the NFL and all the individual teams and owners as Tax Exempt Non Profits isn’t theft ?
So giving the 2nd largest piece of the tax Payers pie to corporate subsidies ( especially Big Oil 0 isn’t Theft ?
So categorizing the majority of Mega Churches complete with their own investment , mortgage and real estate firms making money hand over fist with larger budgets than many 3rd world countries despite not accomplishing a damn thing in the public sector isn’t theft ?
So giving the NRA that profits in the words of the Toddler in Chief hugely from the billions given to it by the arms industry tax exempt non profit status isn’t theft ?
Yet helping your fellow man is ? Yeah you’re a christian alright . In some faraway alternative universes of your own making perhaps
Seriously Bryson … what bible ( small case b intentional ) are you reading little one ? I’d say the bible according to Ayn Rand but seeing as how thats way beyond your cognitive capabilities I know thats not it
Forcibly taking money from one person to give to another is theft. Charity must be voluntary in order to be charity. If the government takes your money and sends some of it to me, that is wrong, even if I could use the money. The government should not require you to subsidize me. If you want to give some of your property to me, that should be your choice, not mine or the government’s. Having the government steal your money is just as wrong as if I stole it.
Ahhh … gee Bryson …
1) Nowhere within the entire context of Frank’s article is there even the suggestion of forcibly taking money from anyone . Simply the paying of one’s taxes which Christ himself commands that you do
2) But if we were to take your utterly stupid definition at face value … how is it that in your demented little mind the NFL , Big Oil . Agra Business , the American churches , the NRA etc taking your money given to them by the government while charging you up the nose for each and every thing they offer isn’t theft … whereas giving aid to the needy is
3) The Bible commands … not recommends that you do so voluntarily … that you be charitable in all things that you do . Command .. with a capital ‘ C ‘ . But then again .. you’d have to read your bible rather than use it to prop up your computer screen
3) Also the Bible commands that you follow all the mandates and precepts of the government in charge when it comes to money and taxes regardless of your meaningless opinions
You are so ignorant. And such an incredible piece of shit.
Of course taxes are taken by force. And you know it, or you are stupid.
Just try not paying them for very long.
FYI Bryson the largest slice of the pie goes to the military
And ahh .. speaking of the Bible Bryson … as in the capital B Bible .
Isn’t there a passage directly related when Christ was questioned on the subject of paying taxes that states ;
” Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s “
That does not mean the government gets to take as much as it wants.
Yes it does ! In other words .. what ever Caesar wants Caesar gets your opinions and attitudes be damned
I don’t think so.
And ahhh .. finally little man .. in light of the fact that I no doubt pay more in taxes than you make in any given year … where do you get off whining about theft when it is the likes of myself that is subsiding your very existence ?
You don’t know how much money I make, or where I get it, so you have no basis for your statement. But, if you don’t want to subsidize those you dislike, why do you support gov. policies that do that very thing?
Wanna bet ? By your words thoughts , opinions , addiction to conspiracy theories and obvious lack of education alone I can just about guess how much you make within $10k . Suffice it to say little man you are that transparent and if you make $100k or less a year I definitely pay more taxes than you make . Fact is little man in 2012 I paid almost seven figures in taxes between the IRS SS and capitol gains taxes .
As for this moment of abject stupidity and blatant Biblical hypocrisy ;
” But, if you don’t want to subsidize those you dislike, why do you support gov. policies that do that very thing?”
Because 1) First and foremost I take Scripture to heart therefore Christ commands that I do not asking or soliciting my opinion…. and 2) Because unlike your precious Toddler in Chief and you I chose to be a good citizen not a narcissistic self indulgent little child .
I don’t believe Jesus agrees with you. I don’t think Jesus holds you in the same lofty regard you hold yourself. And you’ll find that out for sure some day soon.
Notice that Martin does not provide a lick of proof for his income claims?
FYI Bryson .. a reminder .. the quickest way to eliminate any possibility of credibility from your comments / replies not to mention assure yourself that everyone will perceive you to be an adolescent at best .. perhaps a troll … psychopath at worst .. is to CAPITALIZE every letter of word
Did I just read this apoplectic lunatic Gary Bryson accuse Frank of being a thief?
Yup! He sure did write: “Frank, YOU are a thief. You love to be generous with other people’s property. If you have the money to support yourself and someone else, then you are free to do that. But when you try to steal money from someone and give it to those you think deserve it, you are nothing but a thief.”
EXCUSE ME!!! But how does paying taxes and wanting your hard-earned tax dollars go to a worthy cause (such as health care for all) makes anyone a thief???
I’m like WTF is wrong with this whacko??? I mean… Talk about some really messed up twisted sh*t!!!! Clearly, reading the bible has totally screwed up Bryson’s psychotic mind to the point that he has become certifiably non-compos-mentis, and should be institutionalized in a facility for the mentally insane, where he can get some help!
A minor correction if I may . If Bryson read the actual Bible rather than using it as a doorstop he might not be the psychopathic sycophant lunatic that he has become . Problem is he does not read his Bible . He reads what ever Alt Right Make America White Again Twitter and Facebook feeds that he subscribes to says about the bible ( small case b intentional ) … politics .. morality ..ethics etc
In closing .. isn’t it a shame that Reagan back in the 80’s in his infinite capacity for stupidity closed down the majority of mental intuitions across the US .. along with making it much more difficult to have someone such as this Bryson character committed ?
Margarita, Can you explain why my money, which I have earned and which belongs to me, should be taken by the government and given to you just because you, or someone else, thinks you need it?
Tax IS theft…that’s how.
Gary… Nice try at another failed and triflingly weak strawman’s argumentation strategy. Then again, what can one expect from a blatantly arrogant and self-serving ignoramus, such as yourself?
In any event and since you’ve asked… Given that I have never received any kind of subsidies from you or anyone else for that matter, I would be unable to answer your question, as it would pertain to me personally.
Having clarified that, and unlike you, who uses the “bible” to justify your sadistic indifference towards the suffering of others… I have a compassion for those who are less fortunate than I am, and as such, I don’t buy into this whole “Evangelical Prosperity Gospel” BULL SH*T, nor do I believe that poverty, inequality, greed, and cruelty are god’s will. Therefore, I have no issues with my hard earned tax dollars subsidizing things like comprehensive health care and education for all, as opposed to going to the military so that they can drop more bombs and kill more people who stand in the way of Corporate America’s interests.
What you do, or allow to be done, with your money is up to you. It is none of my business. But what I do with my money, or what someone else does with it after they take it from me against my will, is my business. Your opinions are yours alone. I am not required to share them, or even to agree with them.
Bombs? Your pal Obama dropped over 26,000 bombs on seven countries in 2016 alone.
A Nobel Prize Winning killer/
Dear Jake Blair:
Like those before and after him, President Obama is a war criminal. As for the Nobel Peace Prize … well … that demonstrates how little meaning and integrity that ‘award’ retains.
Dear Frank Schaeffer:
Obamacare was the insurance industry love child.
In contrast, to Obamacare, this from the Socialist Equality Party Program, section 67:
’67. The solution to the health care crisis lies in putting an end to the privately owned health care corporations, which rake in $200 billion a year in profits from human suffering, and establishing socialized medicine. This means an end to medicine-for-profit and the establishment of free, high-quality state-run health care for all. This must include the right to preventive care, prescription drugs, mental health care and advanced tests and procedures…’
We both know that the petty bourgeoisie position you support will commit to nothing like that. This is why the resolution of the health care crisis requires nothing less than the entry of the whole working class [90%] directly into the process of governance to effect SEP program section 67.