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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:59 PM
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I'll give up garbage collection, libraries, and museums...
BUT I WILL NOT GIVE UP PLANNED PARENTHOOD!!!!

bring it, assholes.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:03 PM
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1. Libraries, Museums, National Parks
these things are fundamental to democracy in my opinion. Especially National Parks, they are like baseball, something fundamentally American and democratic.
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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:05 PM
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2. I will temporarily sacrifice these things to assure that women have access to healthcare and choice
these are fundamental to me.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:17 PM
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3. We shouldn't give up ANY of these things! These are the assholes who robbed
America, we should NOT have to be the ones to suffer.
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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:21 PM
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4. You can live in fantasyland if you want - it's happening her in DC...
So if they are going to play hardball - So am I.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:21 PM
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5. Talking about what you're willing to give up isn't playing hardball.
It's playing right into their hands.
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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:25 PM
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6. OK, so what is your suggestion? What should we do? what can we do?
if you can think of a better idea, i'd love to hear it
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:35 PM
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8. Do about what? DC's situation? Planned Parenthood's?
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:33 PM
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7. When They Shut Down the Government, PP Loses Its Funding Too

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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:09 PM
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9. You're making no sense whatsoever
First of all, Planned Parenthood isn't a government agency. It gets about 5% of its funding from the government. Not that that is not significant, and not that it is not a critical organization.

Second, your garbage collection does not depend on federal funds. It is local. And you'd be damned sorry if it didn't get picked up once a week. Rats, disease, and a terrible stench would ensue.

Museums get almost nothing from the government, and the National Endowment for the Arts has been reduced to a mere pittance in the budget. You don't want to get rid of museums.

Libraries? Don't even go there. Millions of people would not even have access to a computer to find the address of their Planned Parenthood Clinic if public librairies did not exist.

Why must you always denigrate and propose taking money away from one thing just to express your support for another?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:19 PM
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10. Hey man I make my living off garbage collection! We need as much of that as possible!
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