Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Harry Reid spent his time on the floor of the US Senate today talking about his jobs bill. Part of the reasoning he used to pass this bill is none other than domestic violence. You see, men become abusive when they are out of work. I guess this falls into the category that they are not feeling "manly" enough and they take it out on their wives and children.
Domestic abuse is a very serious issue. Women and children are abused at alarming rates around the world. The reasons for this abuse vary. But for Harry Reid to say that the only reason why a man would become abusive is because he is out of work is simply ridiculous. There is a pathology that lies within people who are abusive. If that pathology doesn't exist within someone, it isn't going to suddenly pop up because he doesn't have a job. Many marriages fall apart due to financial difficulties, but to say that someone is going to start beating his wife because of it is yet one more example of how low the progressives are willing to go to get their way. I, for one, am sick to death of the democrats using emotional blackmail to pass legislation that will do little to nothing to help the American people. What is needed is an infusion of available credit and tax breaks to small businesses that allow them to start hiring again.