Taxpayer Funding for the Killing of Baby Seals

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  1. LogikAndReazon
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    Perhaps our pro-abortion friends will better understand why we pro-lifers oppose any tax-funded support for Planned Parenthood if we explain our opposition in a way that engages their sympathy:
    Suppose there were a company called Planned Parkas that manufactures very warm winter coats for people who otherwise would have difficulty obtaining them.
    Planned Parkas provides a vital wintertime resource to low-income and homeless people from Bangor to Boise, so the federal government uses taxpayer money to support Planned Parkas -- except, of course, for that part of the operation that clubs baby seals, skins them, tans their hides, and sews their furs onto parka hoods. (Baby seal fur is a very warm, durable, and practical trim.)
    Now, no taxpayer money goes directly to pay the men who club the baby seals, or to transport baby seal furs from the Arctic Circle to Planned Parka factories, or even to pay workers who sew baby seal fur onto hoods. The law prevents that.
    However, taxpayer money does help pay operating expenses of factories where Planned Parka products are manufactured -- including those that feature baby seal fur -- and the warehouses where they are stored. Taxpayer money helps pay an army of Planned Parka staff to keep track of inventory -- including stock that contains baby seal fur -- and to do accounting that includes sales of baby seal fur products. Taxpayer money is also a source of funding for the staff who make sure low-income and homeless clientele are provided with parkas -- including parkas that feature baby seal fur.
    Planned Parkas says that only 3% of its product line involves the killing of baby seals. Yet it is a fact that Planned Parkas gets at least 30% to 40% of its revenue from baby seal fur products, and in 2011 Planned Parkas harvested over 333,000 baby seals....


    Read more: Blog: If They Were Baby Seals Instead of Just Babies...
     
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    Do I get a free Parka with my tax dollars?
     
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    Reminds me of a joke...

    Baby seal walks into a bar.

    Bartender asks "What'll have?"

    Baby seal says "ANYTHING but a Canadian Club!"
     
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    Girl walks into a bar and says, I want to have sex tonight but I forgot to take my birth control pills...

    ...anyone want to rape me?
     
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    There's too many of those vicious little critters in the oceans, they need to be culled.
     
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    So liberal of you to make fun of the act of raping another human being
     
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    cage them up and feed the polar bears.
     
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    What does baby seal taste like?
     
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    Chicken.
     
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    That's one useful purpose, personally I like my sealskin boots and jacket.
     

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