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Sun Dec 20, 2015, 11:08 AM

1. I guess Texas doesn't care what it costs. Two forced births cost taxpayers $720,000.

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This is a perplexing dichotomy, where you have people aligning with the New Conservative movement, clashing with their Libertarian core values, and those Libertarian values will rise again, once the damage is done to their state.

Those who can afford birth control and abortions will get them, while those of limited means might get pregnant and be forced to bring that pregnancy to term.

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With the average cost to the state's taxpayers, anywhere between $17,500 - $18,500 per year, to educate them through their school years, and the addition costs to provide for daycare services, WIC, SNAP, medicare, school lunches, housing, food stamps, etc.. that many of these deliveries incur. Texas will be on the verge of an economic collapse in the next 20 years.

The approximated costs of a child is abound $18,000 per year, until they reach emancipation.

That results in that $360,000 amount per child. A few years ago, Perry cut back on abortion a few years back, which resulted in 7K more births, or $124 Million a year for Texas taxpayers for 18 years. He immediately reversed that after just one year.

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Imagine if there are even more births each year, and that continues for 18 years, by the time the 18th year passes, and all grades have extra and un-projected additional children in them, Texas taxpayers will be on the hook for another $3 Billion in state and local taxes.

At some point, the Libertarian strain of their beings will overpower their zealotry--but that might be well after the fiscal damage is done.

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It seems like progressives are not using Libertarian positions against the GOP's fiscal responsibility. I don't know if that because they don't want to seem callous about abortion, placing a price on a 'life' that even the bible states is not a person until delivered and taking of first breath.



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