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(The New York Times)   Texas saved $73m by de-funding family planning. Fark: Savings turns into a projected $273m loss after a huge spike in unplanned births for low-income families   (nytimes.com) divider line 41
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2013-03-03 04:59:21 PM
7 votes:
The funny part - those babbies are all going to vote Democratic in 18 years.
2013-03-03 05:16:11 PM
6 votes:

serial_crusher: Solution: stop rewarding welfare queens for having babies.


3/10, but you needed more derp, would have gone higher if you had said "stop rewarding welfare queens for having anchor babies"
2013-03-03 05:16:08 PM
5 votes:

serial_crusher: Solution: stop rewarding welfare queens for having babies.


Right, because when I have sex, foremost on my mind is the gubment monies.
2013-03-03 04:53:24 PM
5 votes:
In the fiscal crunch of 2011, the Legislature cut the state's family-planning budget by two-thirds, with some lawmakers claiming that they were defunding the "abortion industry." Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, found that more than 50 family-planning clinics had closed statewide as a result.

Now, amid estimates that the cuts could lead to 24,000 additional 2014-15 births at a cost to taxpayers of $273 million,  lawmakers are seeking a way to restore financing without ruffling feathers.


Good god what a bunch of farking idiots. Anyone with half a brain can see that reducing access to abortion will cause low-income births to increase, and having a kid is pretty damn expensive. Of course the taxpayers are on the hook for it. I mean really, in what scenario would this not happen? Oh, and you can bet that since it's Texas, many of these kids are born to Hispanic parent(s).

LOL

Just, LOLOLOL
2013-03-03 08:01:02 PM
4 votes:

Propain_az: Are people so farking stupid that they need the state to help them understand how babies are made?  Are you farking kidding?

The Texas legislature recognizes the problem and is hoping for patriot missile systems to knock down the incoming storks.
2013-03-03 05:15:34 PM
4 votes:

Oh, man...if only someone could have seen this and warned us.  Oh wait...someone did


LIBERALS!!
2013-03-04 05:26:26 AM
3 votes:
weblog.sinteur.com
2013-03-03 05:57:23 PM
3 votes:

ib_thinkin: I don't understand. Who votes for these morons?


www.yoism.org
2013-03-03 05:46:26 PM
3 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: If only family planning was about planning to have a family and not murdering babies


If only you didn't eat so many paint chips as a child.
2013-03-03 04:57:13 PM
3 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: STOP PAYING PEOPLE TO PUMP OUT BABBIES!!!!!1!


Maybe you should have thought of that before Texas de-funded family planning.
2013-03-03 05:53:24 PM
2 votes:

serial_crusher: I've always advocated a well funded orphanage to go along with jail time and sterilization for the dole mongers.
Kids still get taken care of (by people who are actually qualified), and dumbasses who couldn't be bothered to put on a condom only create 1 additional mouth to feed instead of 17.


Yes, by giving more kids over to the state and putting their parents in jail you're sure to reduce costs.  You should run for office in Texas.  You'll get elected for sure.
2013-03-03 05:50:45 PM
2 votes:
Apparently, fiscal conservatism really means "penny wise and pound foolish."
2013-03-03 05:46:04 PM
2 votes:

LiberalWeenie: Now if we'd just let these babies starve in the streets, we could really stimulate the economy with some tax cuts.


I've got an even better, more modest proposal...
2013-03-03 05:37:29 PM
2 votes:
syrynxx: The funny part - those babbies are all going to vote Democratic in 18 years.

this crop of myopic partisan Republican goons are actually Democrat operatives who are playing the loooong game. Jesus, they're so diabolically genius.
2013-03-03 05:18:51 PM
2 votes:

Carth: Providing free contraception for women (and condoms for men) when they turn 16 or 18 is insanely cost effective. Once you remove morality

dogma from the issue it doesn't make economic sense not to do it.

fixarino'd
2013-03-03 05:18:20 PM
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Solution: stop rewarding welfare queens for having babies.

  Let babies go hungry and when they get sick don't take them to the doctor.

Is this the official "pro-life" position?
2013-03-03 05:16:22 PM
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Solution: stop rewarding welfare queens for having babies.


Rather, stop taking care of American children. Stop providing for future American citizens. Punish people who have sex and no money and hurt their children worse. Or maybe we could take those children away to punish those welfare queens. And we could then ... what? Give the children to those that can afford them? Like the wealthy? The rich? They can afford 100s of children.
2013-03-03 05:13:31 PM
2 votes:
Solution: stop rewarding welfare queens for having babies.
2013-03-03 08:42:13 PM
1 votes:

stoli n coke: Propain_az: kmmontandon: Propain_az: Are people so farking stupid that they need the state to help them understand how babies are made?  Are you farking kidding?

... you don't understand what "family planning" actually is, do you?

Of courseI do.  And I don't think the State needs to intervene.  I'm simply astounded by the general ignorance of people.  I can't believe that you, of all people, think that we should let people abdicate all responsibility for their lives.

Also, while you go off on your Glenn Beck-tin foil hat-ZOMG The State! rant, consider this. Easy access to birth control equals fewer pregnancies, fewer pregnancies equals fewer abortions and fewer unplanned births, fewer unplanned births equals fewer welfare recipients, fewer welfare recipients equals fewer families in poverty, fewer families in poverty equals fewer kids growing up on the streets because their parents don't care about them and turning to crime, fewer young criminals equals fewer people in prison, and fewer people in prison equals savings for taxpayers.

Being a Teabagger fundie reactionary is not compatible with being a fiscal conservative. Study it out.


Synonyms make stoli go smash!
2013-03-03 06:24:31 PM
1 votes:

James F. Campbell: Conservative morons prove once again that they're penny wise and pound foolish.


I think you mean penny stupid and pound idiotic.
2013-03-03 06:19:13 PM
1 votes:
The worst part is, there are now more Texans in the world.
2013-03-03 06:11:23 PM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: Less about saving money and more about doing the right thing.
Besides, by actually educating those kids and raising them with proper role models, we could turn them into productive taxpayers instead of the next generation of freeloaders.


Because kids raised in orphanages turn out to be well-adjusted and productive taxpayers.  Keep going, you're doing great!

serial_crusher: Fart_Machine: serial_crusher: I've always advocated a well funded orphanage to go along with jail time and sterilization for the dole mongers.
Kids still get taken care of (by people who are actually qualified), and dumbasses who couldn't be bothered to put on a condom only create 1 additional mouth to feed instead of 17.

Yes, by giving more kids over to the state and putting their parents in jail you're sure to reduce costs.  You should run for office in Texas.  You'll get elected for sure.

Might actually turn out in everybody's favor, well except for certain political parties who prefer a cycle of poverty to ensure a strong voter base.


This is Texas.  So you're saying the state is doing this so that they can ensure more Republican voters in the future.  Makes sense I guess.
2013-03-03 06:08:03 PM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: Fart_Machine: serial_crusher: I've always advocated a well funded orphanage to go along with jail time and sterilization for the dole mongers.
Kids still get taken care of (by people who are actually qualified), and dumbasses who couldn't be bothered to put on a condom only create 1 additional mouth to feed instead of 17.

Yes, by giving more kids over to the state and putting their parents in jail you're sure to reduce costs.  You should run for office in Texas.  You'll get elected for sure.

Less about saving money and more about doing the right thing.
Besides, by actually educating those kids and raising them with proper role models, we could turn them into productive taxpayers instead of the next generation of freeloaders.  Might actually turn out in everybody's favor, well except for certain political parties who prefer a cycle of poverty to ensure a strong voter base.


Yes, I'd definitely trust the Texas GOP to do a good job of educating them.
2013-03-03 06:03:31 PM
1 votes:
i41.photobucket.com
2013-03-03 05:52:59 PM
1 votes:
MY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, HURRRRRRRRDURRRRRRRR.
2013-03-03 05:48:13 PM
1 votes:
1) Ban birth control. Ban abortion. Abstinence-only edumakashun. Defund Planned Parenthood.
2) Wonder why so many out of wedlock births.
3) Abolish food stamps. That'll larn them Welfare Queens. (The Welfare Queens with the babies, of course, not the ones with the zillion-dollar contracts with the Small Government®.)
4) Ship all the well-paying jobs overseas.
5) Gut the public schools. You don't need no edumakashun to work a McJob, and teachers are Union Thugs (except when the NRA wants to arm them).
6) Hike taxes on people who work for a living. Cut them on the plutocrats. Abolish the minimum wage.  David Koch's Mercedes is six months old and he wants a new one.
7) Wonder why so many people break the law instead of starving quietly, or getting a McJob for take-home pay that won't take them home.
8) zOMG CRIME WAVE!
9) Zillion-dollar Small Government® contracts for private prisons and purveyors of riot gear.
10) No ??? here, baby.
11) Profit!
2013-03-03 05:47:20 PM
1 votes:

make me some tea: LiberalWeenie: Now if we'd just let these babies starve in the streets, we could really stimulate the economy with some tax cuts.

They can be ground into chorizo.


Just think how many jobs that would create! The cleanup crews and the chorizo factory jobs alone would drive unemployment to record lows!
2013-03-03 05:43:59 PM
1 votes:

LiberalWeenie: Now if we'd just let these babies starve in the streets, we could really stimulate the economy with some tax cuts.


They can be ground into chorizo.
2013-03-03 05:39:07 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: serial_crusher: Solution: stop rewarding welfare queens for having babies.

Rather, stop taking care of American children. Stop providing for future American citizens. Punish people who have sex and no money and hurt their children worse. Or maybe we could take those children away to punish those welfare queens. And we could then ... what? Give the children to those that can afford them? Like the wealthy? The rich? They can afford 100s of children.


I've always advocated a well funded orphanage to go along with jail time and sterilization for the dole mongers.
Kids still get taken care of (by people who are actually qualified), and dumbasses who couldn't be bothered to put on a condom only create 1 additional mouth to feed instead of 17.
2013-03-03 05:28:16 PM
1 votes:
I know people here are tempted to think that without planned parenthood personally putting its restraining hand on everyone's penis, we'd all breed like rabbits and overpopulate the planet.
The truth is rarely so politically convenient.
2013-03-03 05:26:28 PM
1 votes:
All evil in the world is caused by fundies.  Stupidity is a main tool of evil.  I have yet to meet a conservative "Christian" who wasn't a servant of Satan and the anti-Christ.
2013-03-03 05:24:50 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: jehovahs witness protection: syrynxx: The funny part - those babbies are all going to vote Democratic in 18 years.

True. But it's NOT funny.

serial_crusher: Solution: stop rewarding welfare queens for having babies.

Yup

You would actually believe the Welfare Queen myth.


Reagan (pbuh) said it!  It MUST be true!!
2013-03-03 05:23:07 PM
1 votes:

make me some tea: Good god what a bunch of farking idiots. Anyone with half a brain can see that reducing access to abortion will cause low-income births to increase, and having a kid is pretty damn expensive. Of course the taxpayers are on the hook for it. I mean really, in what scenario would this not happen?


Well, it might not happen if you took some of the money you're no longer spending on planned parenthood and instead used it to teach comprehensive sexual education to school children.  Or you could do even better and put condom dispensers in the school bathrooms.

Of course, both of those scenarios assume that 1) we're not talking about Texass, and 2) Texan taxpayers have the mental capacity to remember when they were randy youngsters and to realize that their kids aren't magically different.
2013-03-03 05:22:18 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: And it still conjures up images of black women with lots of kids.


That's why he believes it.
2013-03-03 05:21:49 PM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: Solution: stop rewarding welfare queens for having babies.


Ahhhh...... so you think Texas' problem was that they didn't cut enough.

/What do you do about the problems that arose from from your last round of tax cuts? More cuts, of course! That will fix everything!
2013-03-03 05:16:24 PM
1 votes:

Carth: Providing free contraception for women (and condoms for men) when they turn 16 or 18 is insanely cost effective. Once you remove

morality from the issue it doesn't make economic sense not to do it.

I agree with you in a sense, but you keep using that word.  I happen to think that contraception is a moral choice. Actually forcing gestation is immoral. Too bad christians aren't bright enough to appreciate that.

In other words, we haven't "removed morality from the issue," as you state. We've removed irrational and barbaric religion.  Big difference.
2013-03-03 05:12:00 PM
1 votes:
I don't understand. Who votes for these morons?
2013-03-03 05:10:55 PM
1 votes:
Robert Deuell, Republican of Greenville, a family physician who has advocated an increase in primary-care services for women.

RINO
2013-03-03 05:06:49 PM
1 votes:
Perhaps they can get started executing them fairly soon.
2013-03-03 05:04:20 PM
1 votes:
Gee. I wonder why the people in charge didn't see this coming.
2013-03-03 04:44:41 PM
1 votes:
www.gnorb.net
 
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