Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tea Party bill would let employers fire women over birth control

When you think the meanies of the Republican Right can't get any more extreme, they always do - and now I think they've finally fallen off the cliff. It's been a long time coming, but I think this is it.

A Republican bill in Arizona would let employers force women who use birth control pills to provide written proof that the pill is being used for nonsexual reasons. Women who do not comply could be fired. The bill was introduced by Sen. Debbie Lesko - a Tea Party favorite.

See, the Tea Party doesn't want big government. They want gargantuan government!

Believe it or not, Arizona's Senate Judiciary Committee just approved the bill by a 6 to 2 vote. Until now, I actually thought that the GOP hadn't quite fallen that far yet. But I was wrong. They really are batshit morons.

Just as mind-numbing, Lesko actually says her bill expands freedom. "We live in America. We don't live in the Soviet Union," she huffed. Yes, she really did say that in an attempt to justify her bill.

I'm absolutely certain that if this bill passes, it would violate federal statutes and common law. Boasts by the Far Right notwithstanding, companies have no right to simply fire an employee just because. That's a funhouse mirror world created largely by talk radio and extremist websites. It's a lie that was created to silence opposition.


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