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View Diary: House Republicans: Being a mom 'isn't work in the normal sense' (87 comments)

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  •  That's not really the point, you know. (8+ / 0-)

    Republicans have spent the past week saying that being a mother is the hardest job on the planet. And the most important. Ann Romney said that Mitt often said her job was far more important than his.

    So ... if it's that important, there ought to be a way to compensate women for doing the most important job there is to do, right? You could, say, allow all unemployed mothers to have access to Medicare, since they can't get health insurance through their employer, since they aren't employed. You could find a way to not penalize women through Social Security for taking themselves out of the work force in order to perform the most important job there is.

    You could give them big fat tax credits; after all, if they're doing the most important work there is, that work should be rewarded with greater tax cuts than, say, making cash off your dividends or owning a private jet or sitting around on your rich ass with your money stashed away in the Cayman Islands.

    But we don't do that, do we? Because the reality is that we don't really value the work mothers do. And as you can see from the post, Republicans think the idea of compensating women in any way for doing this most important of jobs is ridiculous and disgusting.

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