Below I posted a nice little lie I found circulating on Facebook. Maybe we should deconstruct this one by one. Oh wait, no need to. Turns out The Weekly Standard already did!
1) Lilly Ledbetter eh? Well it turns out there are reasons that men earn more than women. In fact, as it turns out….young unmarried women with no kids make more money than their young male counterparts!
“Young women in their 20s who don’t have children, who are not married, are actually earning more than comparable young men,” Hymowitz said.
Farrell said they’re actually earning 117 percent more — meaning women in that group earn 17 cents more on every dollar a man of the same age makes.”
2) He’s pro-life, so is half the country. As for the hospital thing? This goes back to the debate about a doctor/pharmacist’s conscience vs. state intrusion & regulation.
3) As stated by Congressman Mike Pence:
“The Pence Amendment would simply prevent any funds under Title X from going to Planned Parenthood. It would not reduce the total amount of funds available for family planning. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. There are a number of federally funded clinics across the nation that offer beneficial services including patient counseling, breast cancer screenings, HIV prevention education, and many more. According to their last annual report, Title X funds helped over 4.7 million women prevent pregnancy by a variety of ethical methods such as abstinence education and birth control. There are many clinics funded by Title X that offer ethical family planning services – without providing abortions.”
4) Out and out lie. In fact:
“Ryan does not favor banning contraception, nor has he ever voted to ban contraception. In the modern era, there hasn’t been any legislation offered by anyone in Congress to ban birth control.”
“In fact, Ryan, like other conservative Republicans in the House, has voted for hundreds of millions of dollars in contraceptive funding for low-income women through the program Title X. “
5) Again, here is The Weekly Standard:
“Today, Mother Jones reporter Stephanie Mencimer claims that the same bill, the Sanctity of Life Act, would ban in-vitro fertilization. That claim is also false. Mencimer has been made aware of this fact, but she has not yet issued a retraction.”
Folks, we’ve seen just a handful of outrageous lies about Congressman Paul Ryan. We have a failed president who cannot point to his own accomplishments, instead he turns to his media friends and special interest surrogates to distract and distort. Are you really more interested in tax returns than you are about the debt crisis your children will inherit? What’s more important to you: Ann Romney’s pet horse or your employment prospects? Rich peoples’ tax rates or Obama’s friends cutting crony deals to fund their companies with taxpayer (aka. YOUR) dollars? I think any reasonable person would choose the latter in each of these questions.