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Women vs. Congress (What do you think?)

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Women: "Can I have birth control?"
Congress: "No."
Women: "I couldn't get birth control so I got pregnant. Can I have an abortion?"
Congress: "No."
Women: "You prevented me from having an abortion so I'm carrying the fetus, but my employer won't provide reasonable accommodations and is threatening to fire me. Would you please pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?"
Congress: "No"
Women: "I had the baby, but I'm out of work. Can I have WIC and food stamps until I get back on my feet?"
Congress: "No."
Women: "I found a job, but it doesn't offer me insurance. Can I have government guaranteed insurance?"
Congress: "No."
Women: "My kid got sick and I got fired because I missed time caring for him. Can I get unemployment?"
Congress: "No."
Women: "I'm having a hard time getting my kid from school consistently. Can we fund after-school programs?"
Congress: "No."
Women: I'm prepared to work to support my family. Can you make sure that a full-time job's minimum wage is enough to do that?
Them: No. But what's the matter with you and your family, that working two jobs can't lift you out of poverty? And what kind of a mother are you, letting someone else watch your child while you work? If your child doesn't do well in school or gets in trouble, it's entirely your fault. You shouldn't have had a child if you weren't prepared to take care of her."
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 23, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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'Congrss' in this conversation sounds like a lot of CMers...

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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They're mostly Male Republican Bible thumpers. There's plenty of them trying to bring about Armageddon, and to do that they have to usher in an age of violence and unrest. Crazy, I know, but it's real. I thought it was ridiculous at first also. But then I met all the women on here that think the same thing.

happinessforyou
by Platinum Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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Think about it... if these men (mostly) can keep about 1/2 of the population out of the workforce, that means more jobs for them. If 1/2 of the population are kept busy trying to survive, then all those people have no clue what dirty thing they are doing next.

The best thing (big picture) is to educate ourselves just how our government works, and vote for people who are better than this.

These people make way more money when we are a nation at war. They don't care that if its in Afghanistan or here... smdh

PJMM
by Ruby Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:07 PM
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Quoting Anonymous 2:

'Congrss' in this conversation sounds like a lot of CMers...

Congress actually does give you WIC, right to an abortion (so far), unemployment (which I believe is a state run thing anyway) and funded after school programs for our title one schools.  And if you're on free and reduced lunches and your IEP child needs tutoring they'll sometimes provide that along with other programs. The only thing they won't do is raise minimum wage which I'm not sure is a good idea anyway.  Also in my college days I paid for my own birth control because it wasn't a requirement that my insurance had to do it.  We were just talking the other day that women's biggest problem are not just men--it's often other women.  I see that here every day.

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by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:08 PM
Congress isn’t stopping women from getting birth control. I get birth control through my insurance. If I couldn’t get birth control I would use condoms. If I was t married and couldn’t get birth control and the guy refused condom no sex
HoneyedMacabre
by Bronze Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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This is what I was thinking, alot of the answers to those questions are yes.  And one is outright erroneous.  The ADA specificly lists pregnant women as a protected class.

Quoting PJMM:


Quoting Anonymous 2:

'Congrss' in this conversation sounds like a lot of CMers...

Congress actually does give you WIC, right to an abortion (so far), unemployment (which I believe is a state run thing anyway) and funded after school programs for our title one schools.  And if you're on free and reduced lunches and your IEP child needs tutoring they'll sometimes provide that along with other programs. The only thing they won't do is raise minimum wage which I'm not sure is a good idea anyway.  Also in my college days I paid for my own birth control because it wasn't a requirement that my insurance had to do it.  We were just talking the other day that women's biggest problem are not just men--it's often other women.  I see that here every day.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:15 PM
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Mobile Photo

It's accurate. Like this simplified version
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by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:17 PM
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Congress isn’t your parent or your spouse. Congress has no responsibility to provide for anyone. Their only purpose is to adhere to their role as it’s spelled out on the constitution.

Smh, women want equal rights but we’re still acting like we can’t live our lives without a man’s help. Question - has congress passed any laws requiring all health insurance coverage for vasectomies? Has that conversation even been had? Vasectomies are reversible too. How about incentives for vasectomies. So, how about that for BC! How about tax breaks for employers that provide child care for all parents of young children, the moms and the dads. How about more choices for health insurance. How about making insurance affordable again so I can pick a plan that works for me and that my employer can actually afford!

Let me tell you something - if the government gives it to us (whatever “it” is), they can take it away! We need to rely on ourselves and the free market system that this country was built upon!
HoneyedMacabre
by Bronze Member on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:22 PM
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I agree.  There is nothing stopping anyone from getting birth control on their own.

Quoting Anonymous 6: Congress isn’t your parent or your spouse. Congress has no responsibility to provide for anyone. Their only purpose is to adhere to their role as it’s spelled out on the constitution. Smh, women want equal rights but we’re still acting like we can’t live our lives without a man’s help. Question - has congress passed any laws requiring all health insurance coverage for vasectomies? Has that conversation even been had? Vasectomies are reversible too. How about incentives for vasectomies. So, how about that for BC! How about tax breaks for employers that provide child care for all parents of young children, the moms and the dads. How about more choices for health insurance. How about making insurance affordable again so I can pick a plan that works for me and that my employer can actually afford! Let me tell you something - if the government gives it to us (whatever “it” is), they can take it away! We need to rely on ourselves and the free market system that this country was built upon!


Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:31 PM

The government gives it to us...but who pays for it? We the taxpayer.  It's like ds17 complained because he can't take home his physics books-they are classroom textbooks because we presumably don't have the money for everyone to get one.  We're a title one.  So he had to download the homework questions in them from some website.  I said to him well I wouldn't be against a small increase in my property taxes-not hundreds-but a reasonable amount so you could have what you needed at school. If everyone paid 25 more a year that would bring in money to the school and not hurt us at all.  He promptly said I'm a socialist.  I suppose so but there is your bottom line.  Everyone thinks we can have tax cuts, our programs, and not add to the deficit.  Logic dictates it can't work that way.

Quoting Anonymous 6: Congress isn’t your parent or your spouse. Congress has no responsibility to provide for anyone. Their only purpose is to adhere to their role as it’s spelled out on the constitution. Smh, women want equal rights but we’re still acting like we can’t live our lives without a man’s help. Question - has congress passed any laws requiring all health insurance coverage for vasectomies? Has that conversation even been had? Vasectomies are reversible too. How about incentives for vasectomies. So, how about that for BC! How about tax breaks for employers that provide child care for all parents of young children, the moms and the dads. How about more choices for health insurance. How about making insurance affordable again so I can pick a plan that works for me and that my employer can actually afford! Let me tell you something - if the government gives it to us (whatever “it” is), they can take it away! We need to rely on ourselves and the free market system that this country was built upon!


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