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To: Albion Wilde
It is absolutely a "cheap accounting trick," and it should be obvious, too, that the issue here has nothing to do with “choice.”

If you have the money to buy something, you have choices. If the government wanted to guarantee women more choices, they could do it by giving every woman more discretionary funds to buy what she wants.

They could do that very easily just by lowering taxes. Let's say they lower every woman's taxes by approx. $390 a year (the average cost of a year’s worth of contraceptives.)She now has money she can spend on anything: Hershey bars, Pills, stylish maternity clothes, NuvaRings, a one-way airfare to Hollywood, or anything else.

She gets maximum choices, and nobody else is complicit or picks up bad karma whether she chooses 200 very fine condoms or a good used 10-speed Schwinn.

It’s obvious that mandated payments are not about freedom to choose. They’re about promoting a divisive and controversial program by making everyone pay --- yes, YOU pay, Father or Reverend or Pastor or Rabbi or Mr. or Mrs. ---- and no, you don’t have a choice.

44 posted on 02/13/2012 11:27:07 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"It’s obvious that mandated payments are not about freedom to choose."

This is all part of the wordgames that communists love to play. Obama and his comrades are also saying statements such as, "Protecting women's access to preventive care." As in contraceptives or PREVENTING A HUMAN BEING BEING BORN. Simply playing with words to make something seem like its something else entirely. This isn't preventative care!

Also, why is this administration getting away with the notion that access to contraceptives has to be "protected" by the Federal government. As if Obama can just speak it and it becomes a Right, for one group only. Contraceptives are readily available everywhere and there is no problem with access that requires protection. They are just not free. However, the President of the United States has just decreed that a company must give contraceptives to a select group of his choosing and at his command. To "protect their access."

What we are seeing is a preview of the power Obamacare will wield over our lives... Reagan warned us.

51 posted on 02/13/2012 1:13:06 PM PST by vlad335
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