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Bill Maher: Ann Romney Has "Never Gotten Her A** Out of the House to Work"

jesucristo Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 3:49 AM
Maher and Rosen are right: that woman has never held a real job, meaning one where you show up on time and do what you are told, or you are fired! Being a mommy is not the same thing.
Benjamin98 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 3:53 AM
Most people who have tried both would say being a mommy can be harder than a "real" job. Many women are willing to sacrifice career and additional income for the sake of raising their kids themselves. They shouldn't be demeaned for making that choice nor considered incapable of being in touch with how the economy affects them.
Panda Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 4:02 AM
"How much does the Economy affect someone who gets their money from others?"

Wow. Since your biggotted side believes in ever-increasing welfare and other handouts, I find that statement to be truly incredible.

I sometimes wonder if you Leftists ever think before speaking.
Benjamin98 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 4:03 AM
Plenty. For example, people who live year after year on entitlement programs may see a reduction in benefits if enough taxes are not raised due to too many people not earning incomes.

Stay-at-home moms are impacted by the ups and downs of the breadwinner's ability to earn income. Those that do volunteer work on top of raising kids can see an increase in people who have need due to losing their jobs.
Benjamin98 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 4:07 AM
Your very words "gets their money from others" tells me you have little respect for or appreciation of the importance of the family unit in society. In many families with stay-at-home moms, it's not about who actually earns the money and who doesn't, it's about how things work for the family. It's the family's income. It's the family deciding not to outsource the raising of their children to others. Foreign concept to you.
Benjamin98 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 4:16 AM
Again, you don't understand the concept of the family unit. If the breadwinner is laid off, the family suffers equally. When that person does well, the family benefits equally.

Unemployment benefits have been impacted by lower government revenue.
Benjamin98 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 4:32 AM
Why? I didn't realize we were disagreeing on that particular point. But if you're interested in whether that has happened, just google something like "reduced unemployment benefits" and you'll get plenty of material.

Anyway, I'm off to bed as well. Good chatting with everyone.

The conservative outrage machine is going to churn on all cylinders over this one, I think -- and rightly so. Not necessarily because Maher said something unusually contemptible here, but for reasons we'll discuss in a moment. The infamous misogynist's shot at Ann Romney comes right around the 4:30 mark, as he ridicules Rosengate as a "meaningless controversy:"



“But what [Hilary Rosen] meant to say, I think, was that Ann...