They Hate Women

Neal Kurk gets on the social engineering train. From Boston.com:

A New Hampshire lawmaker wants the state to stop rewarding women who have babies after going on welfare by raising their monthly cash grant — a move opponents say would penalize the infants for actions by the parents.

Rep. Neal Kurk, a Weare Republican, told the House Finance Committee on Thursday that the average monthly increase attributed to a birth of $72.50 wasn’t the point of his bill. He said the mothers are behaving irresponsibly for doing something that increases taxpayers’ costs.

Because with that $72.50, she’s going to go right out and buy a Cadillac.  

But he insisted the mothers can and should avoid getting pregnant because that costs taxpayers more money.

Um, didn’t you guys just vote to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood? And aren’t there a whole bunch of anti-abortion bills? So, let’s get this straight:

You don’t want low income women to have access to inexpensive birth control.
You don’t want women to have abortions.
You want to punish women who have babies.

That’s what it’s really all about. Punishing the sluts. These women don’t get pregnant by themselves, but no one ever speaks of taking action against men.

River Diverter Dan McGuire pointed out to Kurk that the cost of educating this kid is going to be $10,000 a year.

Republicans want to force women to incubate, and then punish them when they do. No concern for the life of poverty they’re consigning these women and children to, because the poorer they are, the harder it is for them to find those mythological bootstraps.

Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, R-Manchester, asked Kurk if he intended his bill to do “social engineering” by reducing the number of babies born to poor, perhaps less educated women to “improve the gene pool.”

“I never thought of this as a eugenics bill,” Kurk said.

Interesting. It behooves me to point out that Neal Kurk has no co-sponsors. He realizes that it isn’t going to save the state much money at all. He just wants to punish these women, and if he has to hurt kids in the process, that’s okay with him.

This is the same guy who suggested that state employees should take up smoking and die sooner. Neal Kurk isn’t going to ever be confused with Gandhi or Mother Theresa. In fact, Neal Kurk isn’t ever going to be confused with being human.  

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  • elwood

    not babies. If you follow the Republican Caucus, your instructions will be clear.

    • mevansnh

      conceived in rape or incest.  Then they are supposed to grow them.

  • BurtCohen

    A few years ago at the big House hearing on some women’s rights related bill, some guy stood up and explained the root of the problem to the rest of us.

    It all began when women stopped wearing skirts and dresses exclusively and started wearing pants.
    That was jaw dropping enough but then many people cheered.

    Could I make this up?

    They don’t hate women, they just want them back in “their place.”

    That really explains all this. It’s just ramped up because the crazies are flexing their muscles.  

    • susanthe

      Did anyone else notice that in the GOP rebuttal to the SOTU, Mitch Daniels said this:

      “One in five men of prime working age and nearly half of all persons under 30 did not go to work today.”

      Given how this speech must have been worked over and over by the GOP to pick the right dog whistles, this was an intentional statement. The women of prime working age who are out of work aren’t even worth paying lip service to. The wimmins should just stop taking jobs away from the men.

      • dooper

        Wouldn’t it be a fair assumption to think that quite a few people under 30 are covered by child labor laws and thusly ineligible to work?

        • susanthe

          logic to GOP statements. That only leads to madness, in my experience.

          Besides, shouldn’t those kids be working as janitors in their schools?  

          • dooper
            • TimothyHorrigan

              I am reminded of an incident involving one of my grade school classmates.  He dropped out of high school— and (this being the 1970s, back when work was still valued) he was still able to get a  job with  a living wage… as a janitor at the high school.  I thought this seemed humiliating at the time, but now I see how he could reasonably believe that this was a good deal.  He still got to see his friends, but he was getting paid (probably fairly well by 2012 standards, adjusted for inflation.)  He also didn’t have to do homework or take tests.    

  • hannah

    for the duration of a Republican primary is the opportunity to realize that cluelessness and a lack of awareness are a standard component of the conservative personality.
    The conclusion one reaches is that it makes no sense for us to expect the oblivious persons to comprehend what other people want, do or expect from them. They are self-centered. They seek public office because they want to actualize their self-importance. Because they are oblivious, they’re willing to say and do whatever anyone who flatters their ego suggests.  This makes them attractive as political candidates for people needing some patsy to promote their agenda.

    We might compare them to those robots that get sent to defuse package bombs. That they are insensitive is what makes them attractive.

  • cyndychase

    Lets see if I have this straight.  According to Rep Kirk, TANF recipients are producing babies to raise their income by $72.50 a month, sorta kinda like making earrings to sell.

    Kirk and Co. have removed Planned Parenthood from poor women’s options for obtaining health care and birth control.  

    I’ve got it!!!  According to Representative Kirk, we can control these scary evil women and force them to be celibate.  Controlling women, the dream of some males since the beginning of time.

  • Dean Barker

    In addition to Rep. Kurk’s callous disregard for humanity, turns out he lifted this bill straight from ALEC:

    http://www.granitestateprogres

    The man had to outsource his foul intentions.  

    • susanthe

      This all makes perfect sense coming from the pledge party. They really can’t think for themselves.  

      • GreyMike
  • Lucy Edwards

    hates on women too.  Never mind the separation of church and state.  Anything to get the GOP base riled up.

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