Wednesday, April 4, 2012

HHS Mandate to Employers: Update

Given that the news has pretty much stopped covering the recent controversial HHS mandate I thought I'd bring it up again, along with some silly statements by federal officials, named Joe Biden and Kathleen Sebelius.

To quote Vice President Biden, “I think it’s totally out of touch with reality and totally out of touch with what the Independent” voters of America think. He said such opposition violates “the right of women to decide for themselves, whether or not they want to use contraception.” Out of touch with reality? Thank you Joe for calling 50% of the country "totally out of touch with reality."

Then of course you have the not-so-Catholic Kathleen Sebelius saying, “The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception.” Yes, great idea, let's reduce the number of births in the country. Even with out-of-wedlock births in this country we are still below replacement for our current population. This is one of the reasons for the massive price increase from the incoming retiring Baby Boomer group, not enough people to cover the increasing costs.

Don't give me the whole speech on how the earth is overpopulated either, we have plenty of room. Heck, the U.S. still has limits on how much of each crop farmers are allowed to grow, and the government still buys what they consider excess, leaving a good portion to rot rather than allowing it on the world market for fear of decreasing the cost by what some arbitrary individual has decided would be catastrophic to the industry. Lots of places we could build cities, if there weren't so many lazy people unwilling to do jobs that are "beneath" them.

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