Given that the quick statistic I found on Google shows about 1.2 million abortions in the United States per year, and that a quick “how much will my baby cost” look yielded between $9K and $22K per year based on parents’ marital status, income, and housing region, I’m coming up to the cost of raising all the kids the religious right wants born to be THIRTEEN BILLION, TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR (Assuming $11,00 per kid and not counting ongoing cost inflation). So… Where is this money going to come from? The parents? Really? Why are you bitching about welfare moms if this money is from the families? So… How are we going to come up with the 264,000,000,000 that will be needed to raise only the FIRST year of those 1.2M kids born until they are 20?
This will get repetitive. Bear with me or flip to a better blog.
- We don’t have enough jobs or infrastructure to handle the people currently living in the United States. How do you plan to set up the infrastructure to support the children who will surely be born under your birth control ban and making abortion illegal?
- NO, REALLY.
- If you really want a larger population, I need to know how you’re going to ENSURE that each one makes it under the preamble of the constitution. You know “provide for the general welfare” cause, dude, we’re trying to create a more perfect union.
- I want your education plan. How will you fully fund schools for students, including offering a full education that keeps kids engaged and allows them to enjoy school? More kids equals more schools equals more paid positions equals more chance for failure and more need for “accountability” etc. Where is this money going to come from?
- I want your job plan. Yes, I know you don’t have a company and can’t actually give jobs. I want to know how those jobs are going to be created and maintained INSIDE THE UNITED STATES. Right now most manufacturing and call centers are located in Asia. Are we going to move these kids to Asia?
- Many of these children will be born to young, poor and lower educated mothers. How will you keep this cycle from perpetuating? As in, how do we make sure we don’t end up spending trillions of dollars in social welfare on children?
- Will you raise taxes for welfare programs including WIC, food stamps, housing assistance, and job training?
- How are you going to set up a system that maintains this load for the next 50 years? After all, it’s not the 4-year plan really. A good president knows to go beyond this.
- What about hospital and health care costs? How will we make sure that these children have adequate health care and don’t end up in emergency rooms?
- What will be the role of religion in taking care of these additional children — how will their social welfare programs be set up to assist in the care and upbringing of 1.2 million children per year?
I’m dead serious about this. If you want more people, great. However, we already are pissy about paying taxes for “those” people. I’ve found that “those” people include brown (African or Hispanic), poor (of all colors), and uneducated. We don’t like “those” people, and we work hard to keep our own kids from interacting with them. We consider their mothers lazy, on welfare, and merely giving birth because it keeps them from having to get jobs plus it gives them more money per month.
We don’t have a way of dealing with “those’ people right now. What if 75% of the “unborn” kids end up being “those” kids? What are you prepared to do to make sure the social infrastructure of America can support them? ‘Cause right now, we don’t even like “those” kids, and we certainly don’t have any of the above in place for them.