I’ve always prided myself on never collecting unemployment between jobs. After my divorce, where I was left broke and barely able to keep a roof over my head, it never even occurred to me to apply for food stamps. However today I have officially and unintentionally become one of those people who are receiving an entitlement.
It all went down when I strolled over to the pharmacy during my lunch break to pick up my birth control refill.
After being humiliated by having to state out loud my date of birth– including the year–in front of a dozen strangers, my refill was finally presented to me.
I pulled out my platinum Amex card (which I proudly earned myself, by the way) getting ready to pay when I noticed the pharmacist looking perplexed because the amount came up as zero.
She scanned it a second time, and still nothing. She then went to the back to consult with another pharmacist while I watched my lunch hour dwindle away.
Just as I was contemplating dropping a $10 bill on the counter and grabbing my pills so I could salvage what was left of my lunch hour, the pharmacist scurried back with a huge smile on her face.
“It’s free!” she said gleefully.
“Free?” I asked, “How can that be?”
It was then that I realized that ObamaCare’s free contraception provision had just kicked in.
Yep, I got free birth control pills.
You would think that I would be happy about my free pills, but instead I was annoyed. I can afford the $10 I’m usually charged. For me, it simply means not going to Starbucks for two days.
But what made me angrier was the fact that someone else (i.e. the taxpayers) was paying for my personal choice!
Before I could stop myself, I turned towards the other customers waiting in line and sarcastically said, “I just want to thank you all for paying for my birth control pills!”
Now bear in mind, I was in liberal Beverly Hills. I’m sure everyone in line with me had watched in awe as Sandra Fluke gave her prime time speech at the DNC. Nobody seemed irritated about picking up my tab—so why was I so irritated? Shouldn’t I be happy that I was getting something for free?
As I walked back to my office to eat my lunch, I tried to reconcile my feelings. The last poll I read found that 60% of Americans still dislike ObamaCare. Could it be because all the candy is being doled out that nobody is loudly complaining about this travesty of a bill?
Liberals are always saying they want the government to stay out of their bedrooms – except, it seems, when it comes to paying for the stuff that goes on in those bedrooms.
Something is definitely wrong with this picture.
I looked up the transcript of Sandra Fluke’s DNC speech. One quote stood out: “During this campaign, we’ve heard about the two profoundly different futures that could await women—and how one of those futures looks like an offensive, obsolete relic of our past. Warnings of that future are not distractions. They’re not imagined. That future could be real.”
What? I’ve been on birth control pills throughout the entire George W. Bush’s presidency and never once did anyone try and take my pills away from me. I also distinctly remember back in 2000 (when I was still a liberal), the Democrats claimed that Bush was going to try to overturn Roe v. Wade, but it never happened during either of Bush’s terms. It was a non-issue then and is a non-issue now.
So while Liberals are blathering on and on about the dire need for free birth control and free abortions, I’m fretting about the spiraling deficit, high unemployment, high gas and food prices and all the new rules and regulations coming our way (a new soda tax in LA? Don’t even get me started!)
I wonder to myself if Democrats really think women are so stupid to actually buy into the Republican’s alleged war on women, especially when so many women are underemployed or out of work under Obama’s watch (which, in my mind, is the real war on women).
Seriously, is anyone even buying this argument? I decided to do an informal survey and asked several women around my office to share their thoughts.
What I discovered was surprising although not shocking. Every woman I asked bought the entire Democrat’s war on women propaganda hook line and sinker. The consensus was they were planning on voting for Obama because “he cares about women’s rights.” Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, according to the women I surveyed, are nothing more than “women-hating Neanderthals”.
Being a closeted conservative, I could only nod my head as though in agreement.
Perhaps because everyone in my office is employed, they’re not too concerned with the state of economy. Or maybe this quote from Ann Coulter sums it up:
If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women. It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it’s the party of women and ‘We’ll pay for health care and tuition and day care — and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?’”
It appears that the fake war on women is working and Obama, the Candy Man, is giving women free stuff conveniently before the election.
Meanwhile, I can’t help but think that with my free birth control pills, I’ve unwittingly become “one of them.” I’m getting their government candy, whether I like it or not.