Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Abortion and the economic crisis

At a time when we are in an economic crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, isn't it nice that President Obama is spending money on the truly important things--like funding abortion in other countries!

Is that really what you want your tax dollars going for? Wouldn't you rather spend that money on American education, or health care or by helping Americans who are unemployed?

Imagine if this issue were on an election ballot. Which would you rather do with your money? Keep it? Or send it overseas to help others pay for their abortions?

But its hard to get too upset with President Obama. After all, he is just doing what he promised to do. And the American people elected him.


Jason said...

But...Abortion saves money. X(

Jan said...

We have killed fifty million US citizens in the last forty years, since Roe v Wade. This is a moral problem, to be sure. But otherwise astute scholars, deadened by the political climate, cannot seem to understand that it's an economic problem as well.

Imagine what the graph of the purchases of that missing fifty million would look like! Every year 1,300, 000 babies more, had they survived, would enter the consumption game. It starts with all the little swings and bouncers and formula and teethers and little socks and baby strollers and car seats. Then it's hotwheels, and then bicycles, and before you know it they're turning the key of their first Buick. But no!

And American business won't pay (and probably shouldn't pay, because the skill levels don't warrent it) the workers (who have aborted their children in the unholy deal Roe made possible) what they would have paid the offspring. In fact, as part of the recent bailout, auto workers, who had achieved almost a middle class income, got knocked back into the lower class, hourly pay in the single digits, mickey mouse health care.

And imagine the graph of their productivity as those lost babies matured! Imagine American-born doctors and chemists and programmers!

And we're actually doing the best in a bad field, compared to Europe and Asia. The US has been barely holding on, but holding on nevertheless, to producing two new babies for every two existing people. That's with the help of the Mexicans, who still have more than a couple of kids, until they learn the new way north of the border, that is.

That's just replacement, two for two, not the gentle growth the economy needs, but at that it is the highest in the western world. Greece has 1.3, Hong Kong has fewer than one child per every two people living there now, and the bright future economists once predicted for the region has disappeared. All those aborting and contracepting and leading- the- high -life Europeans have been selling to us, the US, since their own populations are reduced every single day. They live on exports. But we tanked--and look what happened to Europe and Asia. Face to face with the crime.

We ourselves can't consume any more, here in the US. Lord, we don't need to consume any more! We're eating as many hamburgers as we can, but it's just not enough! We just can't fit another car in the garage. We don't need another television! They're afraid to give us the stimulus money for fear we'll --gasp--save the sucker. We're so played out.

I wish it weren't true and that Barack could do both things, fix the economy and promise every girl in the world a free abortion when she oops makes that "mistake," but every time I hear a report that cries about "stagnant demand" and "the failure of the internal markets" I know they're talking about our failure to grow because we insist on killing our unborn. And I know he won't be able to do it. And we'll spend our last centavo chasing the impossible.

We must stop abortion to save the economy. Do the math and start writing letters. Don't be bothered by the idea that there will still be illegal abortions. Yes, there probably will. Better that than millions without a nestegg. But the girl who probably wouldn't do it unless her boyfriend insisted, would have a back-up: it's illegal, honey. And the rest would just have to grow up and face the natural consequences of sex. The survival of our society depends on it. We managed it all the centuries before, and population rebound pulled our buns out of the fire many times.

We're way under the carrying capacity of Earth. Overpopulation is not our problem. Underpopulation and subsequent underconsumption is.