Sandra Fluke, a third year student at Georgetown Law, recently went from obscurity to national prominence. Testifying at a House Democratic Steering and Policy hearing on women’s health and contraception, the thirty-one year old Fluke, past president of the Georgetown Law Students For Reproductive Justice, argued in defense of the Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Regulation.
In plain english, Ms. Fluke believes the federal government should force insurance companies to cover contraceptive services and products for women. She wants to wrap her hand in the government glove, shove it right up your pocketbook and grab all the loose coin she can find. God bless her short sighted, liberal mind.
I recently wrote on the myth that government should fund health care. As a fiscal conservative I understand why government must do less not more. Miss Fluke, unfortunately, cares not about recessions, depressions or personal responsibility. Like every taker, she sees every producer as her never ending source of free stuff.
So how far can we push living off the toil of others? If this junior legal eagle is correct, if government should be the ultimate arbiter of who pays for what and who deserves to be coddled from cradle to grave, then let’s damn well go all the way. Give liberals exactly what they want providing they agree to live with the consequences.
Birth control and health care are just the beginning. Who can argue that a roof over your head is asking too much? Everyone needs sustenance so let’s make basic, good food a right for everyone. We are talking fairness after all.
Contraception, health care, housing and food are a good start but we can do better. I say put everyone who is currently unemployed on the government payroll at a decent wage. Unemployment – solved.
A job requires transportation. Bus and subway tokens (and cars if necessary) should be deemed essential and therefore supplied by the government. Students deserve equal consideration so they too are owed a government funded free ride.
If fairness and equality for all is how we measure our goodness as a society then my proposals have merit. The fact that everything I’ve suggested is ridiculous and economically impossible is irrelevant. Remember, I’m thinking as a liberal so emotion replaces common sense. The calamitous outcome for our economy, way of life, individuality, strength and future must be ignored because narcissistic liberalism is about immediate gratification and the constant struggle for fairness.
We need to be honest. The horizon for liberals extends no farther than I, me, mine and now. Citizens who care about the future of the country understand the disastrous result of depleting the treasury in the name of manufactured fairness and socially engineered equality.
Adam Carolla, media personality, author and supporter of limited government said during a no spin interview with Bill O’Reilly that the desire to redistribute wealth begins with envy. The envy transforms into shame from not having what you envy. The shame turns to anger at whom you envy.
The liberal solution is to use legislation to punish those with more, forcing them to share with those having less.
The problem for liberals is their lack of credibility. Sandra Fluke attends Georgetown Law on a Public Interest Scholarship but would have you believe she cannot afford nine dollars a month for contraception. How then is she able to afford spring break in California with her boyfriend?
We have to talk money here. The starting annual salary for a graduate from Georgetown Law is about $160,000. With that kind of bread on the table in this economy, I see little need to feel sorry for these elite, well positioned women. I see even less need to fund their birth control.
It’s time to get real. Sandra Fluke is a one percenter.