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mrveggieman
02-10-2012, 02:45 PM
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/theyre-back-social-issues-1342861.html

Star_Cards
02-10-2012, 03:10 PM
I've never really understood why a lot of these are even issues that politicians need to spend time on especially given all of the economical issues we have. I know that they are popular because everyone has a stance on them even if they are all that into the political scene. That's why politicians like to use them to sway voters. Pretty much, bigger fish to fry even though I have my personal stances on each of the major issues.

AUTaxMan
02-10-2012, 04:41 PM
Obama loves this because it turns eyes away from his failed economic policies.

angel0430
02-13-2012, 08:56 AM
Obama loves this because it turns eyes away from his failed economic policies.

I am not defending Obama in any way but every politician does the same thing. They focused more on issues that would give them more votes instead of doing what they were selected for; doing a great public service and doing stuff that would really help society

Theodor Madison
02-13-2012, 09:03 AM
Catering to those who need more. Really no spending cuts. More government jobs with great pensions and benefits.

shrewsbury
02-13-2012, 10:18 AM
The government, instead, will demand that insurance companies be directly responsible for providing contraception.

alright, make someone else pay for you sexual practices!!! if you can't afford to buy your own rubbers, then maybe you shouldn't be having sex!!!

mrveggieman
02-13-2012, 10:35 AM
alright, make someone else pay for you sexual practices!!! if you can't afford to buy your own rubbers, then maybe you shouldn't be having sex!!!

I have no problems with insurance companies providing birth control. I would rather have my taxes and or insurance premiums go to preventative measures than to pay for unwanted children or abortions.

shrewsbury
02-13-2012, 11:29 AM
true, but again we will not hold those accountable for their actions. why should we "know better" and leave them off the hook?

heck, i had to pay a quarter in the local gas station bathroom for my first condom, no one would buy me one!!!!

but i agree, rubbers are cheaper than abortions or welfare!

habsheaven
02-13-2012, 11:44 AM
This may be a stupid question but are you implying that contraception coverage includes rubbers? I have never heard of it applying to male contraception devices.

Star_Cards
02-13-2012, 01:16 PM
alright, make someone else pay for you sexual practices!!! if you can't afford to buy your own rubbers, then maybe you shouldn't be having sex!!!

I'm not sure that rubbers are covered with this. I've assumed it's more about the female birth control devices. I also don't have a problem with birth control being offered under insurance plans. I'm not sure how this is really an issue. I don't think this will cost the government and I it's not like people are being forced to use birth control unless they want to.

Star_Cards
02-13-2012, 01:22 PM
true, but again we will not hold those accountable for their actions. why should we "know better" and leave them off the hook?

heck, i had to pay a quarter in the local gas station bathroom for my first condom, no one would buy me one!!!!

but i agree, rubbers are cheaper than abortions or welfare!

this isn't about condoms from what I have read and it's also not about giving away birth control. it's about including it in insurance plans for employees. It's an added benefit to most people's health plans from their employers. People are still technically going to be paying for these benefits. I have health insurance that is subsidized by my employer because they can buy cheaper coverage when they have thousands of people buy it for. I still pay a rate every pay period to help pay for that. I also have co pays for prescriptions and doctor visits. It has nothing to do with handing out free condoms at work or any other place.