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Questioner links abortion to illegal immigration and Social Security at GOP Senate debate

by George Bennett | August 20th, 2011

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ORLANDO — In asking a question about abortion at a Republican Senate candidates forum today, conservative Tampa radio host Bill Bunkley veered from the usual moral arguments into a discussion of the U.S. labor force, illegal immigration, the future solvency of Social Security and the changing demographics of Europe.

Here’s Bunkley’s preamble:

“Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, most estimates put the number of aborted unborn children in America around 50 million. Arguably, that loss has been one of the contributing factors leading to an ongoing shortage of available domestic workers, and practically speaking, workers who would have filled the gap of jobs held by illegal aliens and by workers who would have been contributing to provide financial resources for the future Social Security and Medicaid payments. In Europe we are witnessing the impact of long-term declining growth rates that will soon change the face of many of their countries.”

Then Bunkley asked the candidates’ positions on abortion and the recent vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

In their answers, Adam Hasner, George LeMieux, Mike McCalister and Craig Miller all proclaimed themselves opposed to abortion and steered clear of matters like immigration and Social Security

5 Responses to “Questioner links abortion to illegal immigration and Social Security at GOP Senate debate”

  1. unborn and for free speech Says:

    George, please change the name of your blog to bigot on politics. The Left lost the debate on illegal immigration and abortion. Why don’t you write a condescending, prejudicially worded blog about A.G. Holder sending guns to Mexico? Not a word from Post Bigot.com. on that! Funny, r u the one hiring the children to write at the Post so u don’t look quite as stupid in your blog?

  2. Thomas Says:

    When candidates “steer clear” of issues such as immigration and social security, they should not be seriously considered for office. If you have an opinion, man-up and express it. Candidates are so middle of the road, and so afraid of taking a stand, that they appear spineless. There is probably a reason for this, they are spineless. Bunckly may be an a– but he at least takes a stand, bigoted or not. One candidate telling Bunkley he’s offensive would have said more than any of the drivel these guys spewed.

  3. Downtown Danny Says:

    “The left lost the debate on abortion” – not the way the law of the land is now! These Republicans that claim they stand for less government interference (regulation) in our lives, and smaller government – then want to enlarge government to put it in every doctors office and control the lives of every woman and tell her she can’t have an abortion. The Republicans say they want “freedom” but support war all over the planet to kill innocent people – notice they have no worry about the 100,000 innocent people in Iraq we killed in our illegal war built on lies from Republicans like Cheney, Bush and Powell, who lied on behalf of our country at the U.N. in front of the world. When you sum it all up – republicans are hypocrites – plain & simple.

  4. Searcher Says:

    The TEA-BUGGERS want the GOVERNMENT out of their lives, UNLESS it is to make Abortion difficult, to ban Gay Marriage, to teach the Bible in schools or to get rid of Immigrants. The they want the GOVERNMENT to do all of their lifting. I believe the proper term for that is HYPOCRITE!

  5. Fernie Says:

    ORLANDO — In asking a question about abortion at a Republican Senate candidates forum today, conservative Tampa radio host Bill Bunkley veered from the usual moral arguments into a discussion of the U.S. labor force

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