Young Republicans – Dubya’s Happy-Crappy Heirs

“I contend [abortion] affects you in immigration,” Tom DeLay told the Washington-area gathering [of Young Republicans]. “If we had those 40 million children that were killed over the last 30 years, we wouldn’t need the illegal immigrants to fill the jobs that they are doing today. Think about it.”

Do you believe this shit!

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5 Responses to Young Republicans – Dubya’s Happy-Crappy Heirs

  1. Wow, Delay is way off the rocker!! There are only two things that happened with the lose of 40 million childern through abortion. 1. Not one of them ever had the choice the deserved. 2. The legal population of the US is reduced by 16%.

    Taking aside all emotional/personal thoughts from this discussion, we have lowered the tax base to pay for these illegals, we have lowered the tax base to pay our teachers, share the burden of defense and the abilities many of those kids had to shape this nation.

    DeLay is lucky his mom didn’t make that choice, becuase now he has the right to choose to be a total fuck up!

  2. Howard says:

    Yes, I do believe he would say that.


  3. georgeindenver says:

    Methinks Delay is smoking the same shit Dubya is. And, the Young Republicans… When Delay told them to “Think about it,” I’ll betcha a beer they actually THOUGHT ABOUT IT!

  4. John says:

    Less immigration but perhaps a lot more crime, if Professor Levitt’s hypothesis and evidence is to be believed.
    —- Abstract —–

    We offer evidence that legalized abortion has contributed significantly to recent crime reductions. Crime began to fall roughly 18 years after abortion legalization. The 5 states that allowed abortion in 1970 experienced declines earlier than the rest of the nation, which legalized in 1973 with Roe v. Wade. States with high abortion rates in the 1970s and 1980s experienced greater crime reductions in the 1990s. In high abortion states, only arrests of those born after abortion legalization fall relative to low abortion states. Legalized abortion appears to account for as much as 50 percent of the recent drop in crime.

    *Published: Donohue, John J., III and Steven D. Levitt. “The Impact Of Legalized Abortion On Crime,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001, v116(2,May), 379-420.

  5. John says:

    As a follow-up, the jury is still out on this issue. Gotta love the economics profession.

    Ted Joyce—- Abstract —–

    This paper examines the relationship between the legalization of abortion and subsequent decreases in crime. In a current study, researchers estimate that the legalization of abortion explains over half of the recent decline in national crime rates. The association is identified by correlating changes in crime with changes in the abortion ratio weighted by the proportion of the criminal population exposed to legalized abortion. In this paper, I use an alternative identification strategy. I analyze changes in homicide and arrest rates among teens and young adults born before and after 1970 in states that legalized abortion prior to Roe v. Wade. I compare these changes with variation in homicide and arrest rates among cohorts from the same period but who were unexposed to legalized abortion. I find little evidence to support the claim that legalized abortion caused the reduction in crime. I conclude that the association between abortion and crime is not causal, but most likely the result of confounding from unmeasured period effects such as changes in crack cocaine use and its spillover effects.

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