Rush Limbaugh Finally Sh**ts The Bed.

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  1. Linda Rosenthal says:

    I can’t take time to read every comment here in case this has been covered… Even though I am generally in favor of Ms. Fluke’s position, it is possible to work for, or study at, an institution that does not have the same feelings as the Catholic Church along these lines.

  2. Ah, yes, the “anti-Planned Parenthood” movement…they only netted (profited) $18.5 million in 2010. http://www.lifeissues.org/pp/report_09-10.pdf

  3. I think the message that Rush put forward about Ms Fluke was lost in the absurdity he was making. I think any woman that wants birth control should use it whenever they want. The issue I have with Ms Fluke, is why is it societies responsibility to pay for your birth control? If the man your lying down with can’t afford to provide you birth control, you may want to reconsider lying down with him. What if the birth control fails??? He will be the father of your child!

    Honestly people, taxes are collected from human beings to fund our government. Our government has spent way more than it can collect and we have people like Ms. Fluke that thinks we all owe her birth control? Whatever happened to personal responsibilty?

    • Sandra Fluke was advocating that birth control should be covered by health insurance (which policies are paid for by the insured and/or their employers) not that the government should GIVE her FREE birth control. It had nothing to do with “government handouts” or “free” anything. Honestly, try getting the facts straight before being so condescending to everyone on the comment board with whom you might disagree.

      • Poester99 says:

        You seem to miss the cause and effect. The government mandating that all private insurance cover birth control (meaning no organization can “opt out”) is exactly the same as “government should (be/is) GIVE(ing) her FREE birth control”, by proxy. To explain, If the government mandates that something MUST be included then it is making it effectively FREE for the recipient while making someone else have to figure out how to pay for it.
        I dunno, maybe they can toss that less important prostrate cancer screening.

        • Except the government isn’t mandating specific premiums for health insurance policies. So perhaps it’s a difficult regulatory burden forcing insurers to come up with a cost structure that will be competitive enough to keep customers, and still include mandated coverage (even though all insurers will bear the same burden). It is NOT however a handout, and it is not “effectively free:. Insurance companies always have and always will pass on costs to the insured–and contraception costs a hell of a lot less than pregnancy and childbirth anyway. Besides, whatever rhetorical twists you apply, you can not make anything that Sandra Fluke said mean that she wants the government to give her free birth control.

      • Thanks for jumping right to name-calling when you don’t agree. The government forcing all of us to insure ourselves is another form of taxation but, If you insist, I stand corrected. Let me re-phrase my post again …..

        I think the message that Rush put forward about Ms Fluke was lost in the absurdity he was making. I think any woman that wants birth control should use it whenever they want. The issue I have with Ms Fluke, is why is it societies responsibility to pay for your birth control? If the man your lying down with can’t afford to provide you birth control, you may want to reconsider lying down with him. What if the birth control fails??? He will be the father of your child!
        The reality is, if Ms. Fluke wants her health insurance to cover her birth control, it is only as far away as her next premium. There are tons of plans out there that cover your birth control BUT the premium is higher! Compare this to your Auto insurance. Most of us can’t afford to cover our car for ANYTHING that can go wrong with it. Most of us insure our cars with accident coverage. There are policies out there to insure your car for any other failures but they are very expensive. Honestly people, health insurance premiums are collected from us and other human beings to fund our health insurance programs usually as a group. There is as many different health plans out there as there are companies. The real issue here is getting politics involved. If Ms. Fluke is trying to get politicians to make a law to save her money, that money she is saving comes out of another person’s pocket.
        I’m old enough to know that it is my responsibility to take care of my family. I know it is my responsibility to raise my kids. I know it is my responsibility to take my kids to the doctor when they are sick. And, I know it is my responsibility to settle the cost with the doctor after a visit. The idea that I am entitled to the money in someone else’s pocket is not Freedom. Freedom comes with being responsible for yourself and family. If you want the government to control all, this is not freedom. It can fall into many different categories such as, socialism, communism, tyranny, dictatorship, ect. SO be careful of what you ask for ….. you may be enslaving your future generations to a government that is not free. America was started to hand their freedom in for a far reaching government and I see lots of my fellow Americans wanting to give freedom up, just to save a feww bucks, to an all powerful government. FREEDOM and Government are opposites. The more you have of one, the less of the other. Any government big enough to take money out of my pocket and give it to someone else is big enough to stop providing protection for you at anytime and give it to someone else.

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