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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This Is Who They Are

South Carolina Gov Vetoes Abuse And Rape Prevention Funding, Calls It A Distraction

Quit distracting me! I'm trying to destroy a state here!

Haley explained these vetoes in the Department of Health and Environmental Control budget by writing, "Each of these lines attempts to serve a portion of our population for which we extend our sympathy and encouragement, but nevertheless, it is only a small portion of South Carolina's chronically ill or abused. Overall, these special add-on lines distract from the agency's broader mission of protecting South Carolina's public health." 
(emphasis added. By me.)

Oh. I see. Victims of rape and abuse don't make up a particularly large voting bloc? So who cares about them?

This is your Tea-Party, America. This is who they are. They do not care about anything except enacting policies to further enrich the already wealthy or damage government's ability to do anything positive. Trying to prevent rape and domestic violence? That's just a "distraction."


Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's a distraction from how oppressed men are by feminists.

I assume that's part of the reasoning, too.


o w grant said...

I don't even know where to start here.

I'm a Dentist who devoted my career to a special needs practice. The people I treated and loved are some of the most neglected, abused and least politically represented individuals in the USA.

Very few of my patients vote and almost NOBODY is interested in any group of citizens who cannot get them elected.

Our leaders have forgotten that they represent everybody, especially those who cannot speak for or defend themselves. I know that the idea may be uncomfortable and even annoying for them, but it doesn’t make any less true.

Sadly, the price of admission into politics is your soul.

Ahem...I'll climb down off my soap box now.