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July 16, 2014 - 11:09 am

This is a real tweet from Sen. Ron Wyden, Democrat, Oregon. He is the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

The SCOTUS decision does no such thing. It doesn’t even impact the vast majority of women working hourly wage jobs at all.

At all.

Hobby Lobby only employs about 13,000 people, and not even all of them are impacted by the decision in any way.

Sen. Wyden knows this. He just doesn’t care.

Wyden also surely knows that the following tweet is illogical. If you want bosses out of your health care choices, don’t force your boss to pay for those choices.

Duh.

Wyden also knows that the law that he is supporting has zero chance of passing. He just doesn’t care.

The same man is pushing for an increase in the national minimum wage.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that raising the minimum wage could cost 500,000 jobs.

That’s far more than the number of employees that Hobby Lobby has.

Wyden surely knows that if he gets what he wants on the minimum wage, hundreds of thousand of Americans will lose their jobs.

He just doesn’t care.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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The public discourse is sad on all sides of all issues, but as Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg rebutted regarding the Hobby Lobby case:

"In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs"

And she is correct. already companies are lining up to ask forbearance from other issues that they feel are contrary to their religious beliefs. (You can Google and find the various cases if you feel inclined).

What seems to escape most though is that health care, supported but paid only partly by employers, is actually part of a person's salary. In other words, the employee actually pays for that health care in total, partly in his own monthly fee and the balance as part of his or her employment contract. It really isn't the employer's right to decide what health care you opt for, any more than it's their right to restrict blood transfusions, or vaccinations (as some religions here in the US do) if that is the choice 'you' make with the health care 'you pay for'. would anyone be content if your employer chose which vacation sites you visit on your paid vacations, or what type of car you purchased with your salary? Why is this different?
18 weeks ago
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Hobby Lobby only employs about 13,000 people, and not even all of them are impacted by the decision in any way.

Just a minute! You say this as if the Supreme Court decision affects ONLY Hobby Lobby employees and that this makes it a powerful refutation of Wyden's remarks. As I understand it, the Hobby Lobby decision affects employees in _ALL_ closely-held corporations in the country, not just Hobby Lobby. I'm not sure what the legal definition of closely-held corporation is or how many there are but I've heard claims that a very large percentage of all small- and medium-sized businesses are closely-held. If that is true, Wyden's remarks have a lot more scope that you're letting on.

I'm fine with your other remarks, especially the absurd idea that the way to keep government and business owners out of people's birth control decisions is to use the government to force businesses to buy birth control to which they have moral objections.
18 weeks ago
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Which Senators have denounced this hyperbolic nonsense?
However, you can "Count me as a YES for keeping politicians & bosses out of your health care choices" as well. Repealing Obamacare would do just that.
Which Senators have explained that?
18 weeks ago
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It's about Birth Control
It's about Birth Control
It's about Birth Control

Watch as the Democrats hump that meme!

HUMP THAT MEME, baby! HUMP THAT MEME

It's about Birth Control
It's about Birth Control
It's about Birth Control

#HumpThatMeme

18 weeks ago
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And, ABORTION!
18 weeks ago
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Well, but if 500k lose their jobs, and half are women, and half of those wind up on Medicaid, where birth control is free, then the Senator has gotten almost 10x as many women free birth control as there are people working at Hobby Lobby!
Or something.
Because you only have access to something if other people pay for it.
18 weeks ago
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Treason has a Party, it currently has no formal opposition.

If we won't call a thing what it is, we ought not pretend to be serious about defeating it.

Anyone who does not see totalitarianism, treason, tyranny and overthrow in the mountain of daily evidence is too blind, stupid or timid to bother to voice faux dissent.

It's not that the radical left just has a different opinion on how to govern, it's that they are lying, slandering traitorous baste reds.
18 weeks ago
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What else should we expect from Democracy when the responsibility culture of the founding stock has since escaped us? My friends it will only get worse.
18 weeks ago
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He's a Dem. Lying and disregard for the truth are badges of honor.
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