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Obama Campaign: Birth Control Costs $18,000; Press Doesn't Expose to Deserved Ridicule
NewsBusters ^ | 9/29/12 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 09/30/2012 7:57:18 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

If anything as embarrassing as what follows occurred at a Republican presidential contender's website, including the follow-up ridicule by the opposition, the press would never be able to resist covering it.

A mythical (I hope) ecard created at the Obama-Biden campaign site call purports to be from a daughter to her mother, and asks about the most ridiculous question you can imagine.

I have no idea how the Obama campaign came up with $18,000.

As I noted over six months ago in March, $9, 28-day supplies of birth control pills can be had at Target (which now appears to be down to $4), Walmart, and in the Midwest, Kroger (Kroger link no longer works).

Howard Portnoy at Hot Air's Green Room notes that it would take 166 years to burn through that $18,000 at $9 a month -- so I'll quibble and note that there are 13 four-week periods in a year, and that it would take 154 years to burn through that 18 grand at $117 per year.

Some snide answers to the daughter's plea for $18,000 can be found here (HT Ed Driscoll at Instpundit).

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; birthcontrolpills; dnctalkingpoints; hysteria; obamalies; scarecampaign; stalinistsliealways; waronstupidity; waronwomen

1 posted on 09/30/2012 7:57:25 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

How many abortions does this $18,000 count.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

They’ll be wanting us to pay for boob jobs. I hear that is what girls are wanting instead of a car, to graduate school.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 8:03:34 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Evil Slayer; Revolting cat!; wagglebee

Maybe it’d be cheaper just to have the baby.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 8:04:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Evil Slayer

It will once the government starts handing it out.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 8:05:50 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I weep for those who fought and died for our country only to have people give it up for 250 free min)
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7 posted on 09/30/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Evil Slayer

If she runs out of pills she can just use her leftist personality for birth control.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 8:13:18 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: mountainlion

9 posted on 09/30/2012 8:16:28 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Evil Slayer

10 posted on 09/30/2012 8:18:41 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Obama Campaign: Birth Control Costs $18,000

That includes $17,800 for a car to get back and forth to Wal-Mart to pick up the condoms.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 8:23:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: Evil Slayer

I don’t know how much that shotgun cost that my high school girlfriend’s Dad had, but it sure wasn’t no $18000. Boy, he’d fire that thing off after I brought her home. I bought him a box of blanks for his birthday. He sent me a shot up target. A shotgun barrel pointed at your pickup sure puts a damper on romance.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 8:27:27 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Honestly, the thing that pisses me off about this birth control issue is that birth control pill are used for more purposes than birth control. Not to be gross, but women who have very heavy and inconsistant periods are prescribed birth control pills to lessen the heavyness and make them regular.
We can’t pay for birth control but we can pay for boner pills - I don’t see the difference.
Insurance companies should be able to decide which to provide and then reap the benefits or suffer the consequences by way of customers choosing them or someone else.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 8:39:29 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Evil Slayer
I have no idea how the Obama campaign came up with $18,000.

Assume condom = $1.00

Assume 2 encounters per day.

Assume 365 days per year.

That's $730 per year.

Assume 25 year span.

That's about $18k isn't it?

14 posted on 09/30/2012 9:18:36 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Cyclone59

“Boner pills” also serve another purpose. Where does a nudist hang his cap when he combs his hair?


15 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Evil Slayer
$18,000 is a bogus amount.

According to My insurance company, the newer birth control pills with no generic available are the highest cost and usually are not covered under their formulary. The out of pocket average for those is around $200/month or $2400/year.

There are many types and variations, but none will cost $18,000...total BS.

16 posted on 09/30/2012 9:33:14 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: Evil Slayer
$18,000 is a bogus amount.

According to My insurance company, the newer birth control pills with no generic available are the highest cost and usually are not covered under their formulary. The out of pocket average for those is around $200/month or $2400/year.

There are many types and variations, but none will cost $18,000...total BS.

17 posted on 09/30/2012 9:33:21 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: Evil Slayer
$18,000 is a bogus amount.

According to My insurance company, the newer birth control pills with no generic available are the highest cost and usually are not covered under their formulary. The out of pocket average for those is around $200/month or $2400/year.

There are many types and variations, but none will cost $18,000...total BS.

18 posted on 09/30/2012 9:33:21 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: Cyclone59; blueunicorn6
The big difference between a progestin-type oral contraceptive and a boner pill?

A boner pill is supposed to restore a subnormal sexual function (return it to normal), whereas a contraceptive pill damages sexual function and makes sexual response subnormal.

In other words, it's the difference between favoring health, impairing health.

To be specific, “Side effects are very common with progestins. These can include increased appetite, weight gain, fluid retention, irritability, depression, headaches, decreased energy, acne, and decreased sexual interest." (How's that for sexy?!)

"Even more serious, progestins have been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and clots."

(From Virginia Hopkins medical site on Yaz side effects.)

This does not exclude the possibility that an OC may have a secondary use in the management/treatment of PCOS or dysmennorhea. But in these cases, it's not being used as a contraceptive, but as a legitimate medicine tailored to treat (not cause) individual gynecological conditions.

19 posted on 09/30/2012 9:40:25 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts.)
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To: Izzy Dunne; Florida native; Mrs. Don-o; blueunicorn6

I’m thinking the $18K refers to what it would cost for a prenancy/birth and not the cost of birth control?


20 posted on 09/30/2012 9:59:24 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1
That's not what it says, though. It says "$18,000 to help pay for my birth control".

I would like to know (a) how many abortions are included in that $18,000 price tag; and (b) how much is her husband contributing (I know, there is no husband ... that's my point.)

First the Left wants turn our daughters into sluts, then they make sluthood mandatory, finally sluthood is a matter of national policy we're required to support with our tax dollars. To hell with them all.

21 posted on 09/30/2012 10:28:14 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: trailhkr1

Not at all. Read it again.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts.)
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Who are all these chicks doing? It sure ain’t me. I think my main problem is I have a good job.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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