Is A Speaker Pelosi A Victory for Women?


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Is A Speaker Pelosi A Victory for Women?
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By Carrie Lukas
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

They say it’s a historic moment for women–Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House! Not only will Madame Speaker be in charge of the ”people’s house” of Congress, she will be third in line for the presidency. In the weeks to come, no doubt, breathless pundits will explore whether Pelosi’s ascension is a harbinger of another, more profound turning point: A President Hillary Clinton.

Many female voters may feel vindicated. For two decades, women have consistently voted for more liberal candidates than men. If only women voted, America would have had a President Gore in 2000, a President Kerry in 2004 and a Democratic-controlled Congress. This voting trend sends the apparent message: Women want caring, nurturing, “feel your pain” Democrats running the show on Capitol Hill.

American women should be careful what they wish for. Over the next two years, they will witness some of the consequences of having liberals in charge, as Democrats push for bigger government, higher taxes, and more regulation—none of which benefit women.

Consider taxes. Democrats have derided the Bush tax cuts as solely rewarding the rich. Yet when the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire, middle class families will learn how much these tax laws have benefited them. In four years, the child tax credits will be cut in half, the marriage penalty will return, and the bottom income tax bracket will rise from ten percent to fifteen percent. Middle class families may be surprised that the Democrat’s agenda of repealing Bush’s “tax cuts for the rich” will put a serious squeeze on their family budget.

American women will also learn how higher taxes hurt the economy. Many of us don’t feel directly affected by investor tax cuts on dividends and capital gains. Yet these cuts have a significant, positive impact on the economy, and their elimination will have the opposite effect. Increased taxes on investment make capital more expensive, which makes it harder for businesses to expand and create jobs. That means slower economic growth and higher unemployment.

One of the few specific items in the Democratic agenda for 2007 is a minimum wage increase. Like most Americans who don’t look closely at the policy, many women see this as economic common sense. The reality is, like all regulations, a higher mandated wage comes with hidden costs like unemployment and higher consumer prices. Liberals portray employers as having an endless supply of money that they could give to employees were they not so coldhearted. The truth is companies forced to increase wages must find ways to cut costs or to increase revenue. This means reducing other salaries, firing workers, hiring less, or raising prices.

Democrats champion numerous, feel-good spending initiatives. They want more government funding for healthcare and welfare programs, and greater subsidies for student loans and daycare. Sounds appealing, but these “giveaways” come with significant costs. They increase taxpayers’ burden, short circuit economic growth, change people’s decisions, and usually result in greater government control over important areas of our lives. Consider if Washington further subsidizes institutional daycare facilities. Many women may find their private daycare providers struggling to compete and closing their doors, leaving women fewer (and often less appealing) options. Similarly, government provision of healthcare invariably means lower quality and less choice.

These domestic policies are only the beginning. Democrats have different priorities for fighting the War on Terror. The incoming Speaker of the House voted against the Patriot Act, opposed the NSA’s Terrorist Surveillance program, and—while a big spender in just about every other area—has supported cutting funds for intelligence programs. Many American women are frustrated by the course of the war in Iraq, but will they feel comfortable with Speaker Pelosi’s tactics of reigning in our intelligence and national security community’s effort to defend our homeland? Intelligence is our only alternative to military campaigns abroad.

Many women may celebrate Speaker Pelosi’s ascension to one of the highest offices in the land as a milestone reached for women. Yet this could be a turning point of another kind. Over the next two years, American women will become reacquainted with the consequences of Democratic policies and may begin rethinking their support of liberal politicians, regardless of their gender. Republicans were far from perfect in their running of Congress, but sadly, all indications are that Speaker Pelosi will fare worse.

Carrie Lukas is the vice president for policy and economics at the Independent Women’s Forum and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism.

11-08-2006 10:24 AM

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What the stupid Democrats don’t realize is that increasing the minimum wage just means that businesses hire less people to make up the difference. Giving a flat across the board tax of 8% would do wonders to the economy!!! As businesses would be allowed to expand faster than ever.

You watch, just as the woman Governor in Washington State Made it so the State can take up to 65% of a mans income to pay child support (which actually increases the amount of divorces and illegitimate children). Men are being sheepish about giving good women, who may not be cheaters and stealer’s, the children they so desperately crave before their eggs dry up!!! Pelosi will have the whole country United under Gay/homosexual agenda!! Which will bring us nothing but the wrath of God!!!

I just cannot believe Pelosi is in charge of anything, she is sheepish, she try’s to act powerful, but is weak. Mostly the Democrats want her to keep her mouth shut!!

This will hurt the Lizard Queen!!! I don’t thing we want a female president, a vice president women, and a Speaker of the House Female!!!

Who needs that!! We will be called Weakica!!

Women have been proving for the last 30 years that men have been right for the last 30 centuries!
http://www.verlch.blogspot.com

11-09-2006 02:45 AM

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You don’t really believe the bile you spew from you piehole, do you?  You can’t be that dumb, can you?  Yes, you can.

11-09-2006 11:25 AM

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One thing is certain. Pelosi represents an idealogy. That idealogy is subsidize Victimhood. Low income Illegals will be given Amnesty, a Low Income Earned Credit, all kinds of Government Assistance. A dependency Class, dependent on the largesse of the DNC. They are going to buy voters. And they are going to drive out capital and jobs. They attempted to do that in California and Small Business fled the State.

What many Gays don’t realize is that they are being exploited by the Democrats. The Gay Marriage is a Civil Right is a Red Herring. Trial Lawyers are looking to replace lost market share with New Gay customers. Gay Marriages=Gay Divorces and lots of legal fees and Firm income. They could care less about Gays, they do care about their income.

Pelosi will advance Socialism, Gender or Radical Feminism, more entitlement spending, capitulation to Islamic Radicals in exchange for Safety and Security. I believe it will take a Breslan or an American Hiroshima to wake up the US populace. The Republicans are the party of Say and Articulate Principles and do something else. They articulated controlling spending, and spent like a Drunken Sailor in a house of ill repute. They articluated shrinking the size of Government, and grew if faster than the Democrats. They articulated ethics, and promoted Sleaze, payoffs by Lobbyists, sexual harrassment of Senate Pages etc. They did the opposite of what they claimed to believe in. They deserved to lose. And will continue to lose until a Leader arises who has the courage to follow their principles.

11-09-2006 03:08 PM

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No, she represents the majority.  She wasn’t found with a House Page.  She isn’t corrupt and hasn’t taken money from Abramhoff.  She didn’t lie about WMD’s.  I voted for bush the 1st time hoping cheney and powell would be balancing force but when bush proved he was ammoral, unethical, destroying our constitution, committing high crimes and misdemeanors the majority of people in the country wanted checks and balances that would balance power.  You have no clue about anything.  You are just another frustrated angry man in a dirty wifebeater with sh*tstained shorts howling at the moon.

11-10-2006 10:49 AM

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Lets get something straight you knuckle dragging, slack jawed, mouth breathing white trash.  Bush is the most incompetent president ever to serve.  He is the dumbest man ever to sit in the oval office.  He is a war criminal and a liar.  His cabal of *sswipes were defeated for very good reasons, having nothing to do with feminism and the majority of the voting public wanted change.   Are you that incredibly stupid?  Do you have that much time on your hands as you drink hamms beer, belch, scratch your fat gut through a filthy wife beater in your sh*t stained underwear?  I am a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and unlike the pres. served as a pilot in combat.  Take your pills and keep drinking the koolaid.  You seem to take to it rather well.

11-10-2006 10:59 AM

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MoneyNeverSleeps whats up with the continuing insults? And the Straw Man arguements? And where does Bush come into this? Bush is just the latest in a long line of Presidents offerred to us. I don’t build my life around who is in the White House. Do you? In the Grand Scheme of things Bush will be out of office in Two years, unless Conyers and Company decides to remove him by Impeachment. Then we will have Grid Lock for two years. And the Democrats will get the blame.

Pelosi represents Feminists. She has received large amounts of money from Emily’s List. And she is openly hostile towards any changes in public policy that go against Feminist dogma. Republicans in this last election lost the vote of Men. For very good reasons, Corruption, out of control Government spending, refusal to control our borders, Congressmen taking Bribes, Pedophiles protected by GOP Leadership.

If you noted the Democrats articulated almost no policies whatsoever. We are against Bush, and the War in Iraq. That was their message. You have some anger issues. Deal with them.

11-11-2006 09:42 AM

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Talk about straw man arguments.  Christ you are stupid.  Rummy, cheney and bush routinely use straw man arguments as do the self-loathing ken mehlman.  Again you demonstrate how deluded and out of touch you are.  I merely point out the obvious.  You, on the other hand, are a dittohead for comedian rush limbaugh.

11-11-2006 01:19 PM

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You tell me the Demicommies aren’t really in love with taxing the working and giving to the non working for votes.

Otherwise the bank account you have is blinding you from reality!!!
MNS!!!

Women have been proving for the last 30 years that men have been right for the last 30 centuries!
http://www.verlch.blogspot.com

11-11-2006 01:35 PM

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Unlike you, I make real money and, unlike you, I am actually aware of public policy and how it affects the working classs.  Unemployment is up.  If these pathetic old men and their policies were working they would still be in public office now.   Now they are marginalized due to their stupidity and disregard for most of the country.   Ken Mehlman, being the self-loathing gay man he is attacks non-issues like gay marriage to distract morons like you from real issues.  Nobody cares if gay people get married.  So what.  It is a non-issue.  We have plenty of real issues to address and the majority decided it was time.  Pull your head from a dark place.  This is not a feminist issue.  This is correcting policy that has set us back 25-40 years in some areas.  I support stem cell research, as a person with a scientific background.  I want women to have the right to have an abortion.  It is their right to do so and won’t change.   Sorry, try some real issues.  You will have problems with any woman who isn’t hideous due to your ignorance.

11-12-2006 11:06 AM

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“I want women to have the right to have an abortion.  It is their right to do so and won’t change.   ”

Dont talk nonsense .How is the murder of a living being a right for somebody else?

Just because the woman was careless/stupid/drunk enough to not have any form of protection while whoring herself doesnt give her the right to kill another human being .

If she finds raising a child , too much of a headache , then send the child to an adoption agency .Simple as that .

Sex is not something to play with – it has consequences which is why most laws prohibit minors from engaging in it .If the woman has the maturity of a minor while indulging in it , she would be better off not having sex .Cant go about killing a child just because she was careless.

There are cases where the woman in question is raped in which case having an abortion seems fair on the woman .But due to the large number of feminists whoring themselves all over the place and getting pregnant due to their carelessness/stupidity, what happens is that people take a stance against abortion  which is unfair on women who get raped .

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11-12-2006 04:50 PM

Short response…
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shove it up your *ss.  Try being a Goldwater conservative rather than a big government fool and attempting to legistlate every bit of minutia that you possibly can.  Grow up.

11-12-2006 10:15 PM

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Hmm that looks like the typical response of a feminist .Angry and immature .

11-13-2006 09:52 AM

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There are cases where the woman in question is raped in which case having an abortion seems fair on the woman,
I actually think the worst thing she could do to herself at that moment would be to have an abortion. She wil have to live the rest of her life with blood on her hands and look in the mirror and know that in a moment of desperation and emotional weakness she did a horrbile thing.

Of course it is extremely rare that rape leads to pregnancy in the first place. But even then, it’s never the child’s fault.

Message Edited by HappyMom on 11-13-200612:45 PM

Message Edited by HappyMom on 11-13-200612:45 PM

11-13-2006 11:00 AM

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moneyneversleep
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* Speak for yourself.  Most women who obtain abortions do so after careful thought and consideration and make the right choice.  This is old news.

11-13-2006 12:33 PM

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Wonder why the women couldnt be careful just before having sex!!! Women who abort due to a rape constitute a very very small percentage of women who actually go for abortions .

So in most cases , it is nothing but the carelessness/stupidity of the woman .Since when does a woman have the right to killl anothe rhuman being?

11-13-2006 01:22 PM

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moneyneversleep
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Empirically and scientifically, a fetus at the time of conception and for the first few months thereafter IS NOT a viable human.  Read James Dawnkins new book and become educated.

11-13-2006 01:59 PM

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bawahaha

You are telling me to buy some book by some  trash author and educate myself .Nice joke.

So tell me something .What do you call the fetus inside the womb? Is it a living thing? Or is it non-living?Does this living thing grow on to become a human?

11-13-2006 02:22 PM

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Well, first of all, a baby is not technically a fetus until 12-14 weeks of gestation. It’s an embrio. Fetuses are not usually viable (without lots of intervention) until around 36 weeks gestation. Newborn babies are entirely dependent on others to survive even if they are born full term. Many elderly people are also dependent on others for their well being. So, if a person’s life is only valuable once they are ‘independent’ it looks like a lot of people would be on the chopping block.

We all know babies in utero are dependent on their mothers for life. The fact that a baby of a certain gestation would not survive outside the womb does not give anyone the moral authority to kill that baby.

Message Edited by HappyMom on 11-13-200602:29 PM

11-13-2006 02:29 PM

Actually the author is a tenured Professor at Oxford
moneyneversleep
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with specialties in Ethology, Zoology and Evolution.  Unlike you he has an education and uses rational, intelligent arguments to substantiate scientific positions rather than fairy tales.   The arguments you advance are the same type of logic used by idiots like Ted Haggard who state he didn’t sleep with that guy, or use drugs, etc.

11-13-2006 02:37 PM

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yeah i know .A degree in zoology would go a long way in analyzing whether the fetus in the woman’s body is human or not .

Where do you get off posting such nonsense?

11-13-2006 02:54 PM

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moneyneversleep
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You really can’t be that incredibly stupid, can you?  Yes, white trash can, congratulations on being an utter dolt.

11-13-2006 07:13 PM

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Termi0n
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moneyneversleep wrote:
You really can’t be that incredibly stupid, can you?  Yes, white trash can, congratulations on being an utter dolt.

Maybe your mother should have aborted you. Its not like you had a right to grow and live or anything when you were still developing in the womb.

Women want fried ice. -Arab Proverb

11-15-2006 12:52 AM

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PatriarchVerlch
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Inflation kills us pal. MNS why don’t you figure out a way to make our currency for the we the people and not we the bankers!!! WE would all be fine if the Banking Cartel would split the profits of Our Nations currency with us!!! But no, that is not the case!!!

Women have been proving for the last 30 years that men have been right for the last 30 centuries!
http://www.verlch.blogspot.com

11-15-2006 02:10 AM

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PatriarchVerlch
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So because a woman is raped and gets knocked up, she should commit murder on a perfectly fine Human being??? That is an utter travesty, immoral, and selfish!!!

How about feminists leaving the family intact so fathers can instruct and discipline their children and Violent Criminals activity would fall by 900%!!!

Women have been proving for the last 30 years that men have been right for the last 30 centuries!
http://www.verlch.blogspot.com

11-15-2006 02:13 AM

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moneyneversleep
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Another complete idiot opens his piehole and spews bile about imaginary conspiracys or cabals of banks getting together, or the Rothschilds, or UFO’s in Nevada.   Grow up.

11-15-2006 10:34 AM

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