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  •  When the Repubs were threatening to (17+ / 0-)

    cut off Welfare to any mothers whose pre-school kids were not up to date on their immunizations (because nothing helps kids more than making sure there isn't money to pay the rent or buy food for them), a female legislator in one of the states agreed that would be fine so long as the same test was applied to middle-class parents.
    They dropped the provision right away.
    (BTW, I'm a big proponent of immunization, I just don't like the "let's penalize the poor people" approach to life. And since at one point I had to race out of my work, pick up my daughter from nursery school, and race to her pediatricians because she wouldn't be allowed back in school until she got certain immunizations, I'm sympathetic to the plight of many low income mothers who have no easy way to get to the clinic or doctor's office for their children's immunizations).

    If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

    by Tamar on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 03:38:43 PM PST

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