Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wayward Christian soldiers, marching as to war

It couldn't be more blindingly obvious this cockamamie bill is a backdoor attempt to establish fetal personhood:
Republican lawmakers in Michigan, a state which eliminated tax credits for children last year, have proposed a tax credit for unborn foetuses of 12 weeks gestation. [...]

One of the main sponsors of the foetus tax credit bill, Jud Gilbert, a Republican representative of Algonac, said the rationale behind it was to recognise that mothers have additional bills to pay.

"You're recognizing the fact that people have additional expenses, another person to take care of," he told told Mlive. "Money saved there could be contributed to doctor's bills and all kinds of things."

Gilbert said the move would speed up a tax exemption that parents only get when a child is born.
That is unless the parents happen to be on the low end of the income scale. This is what makes it so appalling.
However, tax exemptions for children and families have been cut in the state, to the extent that another 9,000 children have been forced into poverty as a result, according to policy groups.
Family values, "right to life" Republicans. They'll zealously protect the zygote in the womb. They'll fight like hell to make sure every unintended pregnancy happens. But once the child has been born, you're on your own baby.

I get that many of these people actually view themselves as good Christians, acting as warriors for their Lord, but I find this a very odd definition of Christianity.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's funny that wars have been fought over the scriptural basis of wearing wedding rings, but I sure as hell can't find anything in the Bible about abortion.

If it doesn't breathe, it's not alive and the word usually translated as "soul," nepish actually means breath, so -- no breath, no soul and you can't kill what ain't alive and if they don't agree, let them take it up with God.

But hey, if you can take a fertilized egg as a dependent, why not declare one's self pregnant for a month and then claim a miscarriage. How the hell would the IRS be able to argue?

This is just more idiot raving from the "stupid party" and I hope they keep it up since it will keep them out of office for a long time.

10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I was thinking the same thing Fogg. Not even faking it, but many pregnancies end up in miscarriage. So wondering what the deal would be. Would they have to give the tax credit back? But yeah, let them fly their freak flag high. I'm convinced it will be their downfall.

12:44:00 PM  

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