Eureka. Conservatives have learned their lesson about social issues and this new tactic is sure to get more of the youth and women vote out on their side!
Guardian UK— Republican lawmakers in Michigan, a state which eliminated tax credits for children last year, have proposed a tax credit for unborn foetuses of 12 weeks gestation.If the measure, outlined in two bills heard by the house tax policy committee on Tuesday, becomes law it would be the first of its kind in the US. Critics said the proposal was “absurd” and described it as a backdoor way of trying to pass “personhood” legislation which would give rights to an embryo and crack down on abortion.
The Michigan house of representatives this year passed part of a three-bill package that would restrict access to abortion and heavily regulate clinic that performs them. Republican leaders have come under fire for banning a Democrat from speaking after she said the word “vagina” in a debate on an abortion bill earlier this year.
While I think obits on the GOP are premature, without a major course correction in the next ten years they either splinter or fade. The hing I can’t figure out or get a single conservative strategist to explain to me coherently, if they lighten up on social issues, embrace equality, and began a serious program to protect workers that doesn’t involve tax cuts the boss or deregulation for Exxon and Wall Street, what’s left for them to do different from the democrats?