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-- contentious social issues what presidential candidate should be focusing on in this presidential election or should be focusing on the bigger picture.
Biker fifteen trillion dollar debt are one point 33 trillion dollar deficit in getting the economy back on track Gretchen Hamel is executive director and the profit public notice.
Its mission is to engage Americans on today's policies while Gretchen to -- -- It's 1970 all over again we're talking about whether women not who should pay -- birth control which was Obama's issue right.
And he wanted to have everybody pay for -- women should pay for it themselves.
But now you're talking about whether women should even have access to birth control how -- we get here.
I had no idea how we got here and it's -- -- -- do you think about it that we wind front and issue.
As an American public debating whether the government had the right to -- religious institutions.
What their principal should be to debate about women and whether they should have birth control of the GOP really messed this one up they had a winning message they had a winning issue.
And they took and they may have about when it.
And -- right to birth control.
It's crazy you know and I sit at the top of the show that women vote more than men do -- 50%.
In -- -- last election and you know vast majority of women use birth control of vast majority of women in the work place I mean like.
-- people really want to lose maybe lose a house of congress what are they thinking.
Exactly women have been increasing and voting in larger margins and more than -- over the past ten decades there'd donating more and more money to public.
Campaigns then in arts are they're starting to dining car and that the win organizations as well also why you weaving going here and even think about this very.
This isn't even an issue that is the top of mind -- the mayor -- now that.
The pocket but it is about the economy added about job it is about government spending.
Not -- and -- are really take you back let's Harken back to when this actually was an issue.
Add here is George H.
Bush on birth control.
-- we need to take sensational sensationalism.
Out of birth control so they can no longer be used by militants.
Who have no real knowledge of the voluntary nature of the program but rather are using as a political steppingstone.
If family planning is anything it's a public health matter that was 197 -- The -- turning back.
And I think it it's almost like new sort of feel like.
What you know.
But what have you know are we going backward in time do I have to again.
Start talking about these issues that I -- we had resolved years and years ago yet.
It isn't it kind of a coincidence that George H.
Also -- seated in an election where the economy had taken a downturn and a whole month -- that came out of that election was.
It's the economy -- -- You I.
I look at this in and and it's -- to.
It just sort of blows me away you know the issue for Obama birth control something different and also interest and frankly -- Should everybody have to pay for individual women's birth control which I think now.
You know like that.
We have access we work.
We -- we can pay for it and certainly even if you know make a lot of money you make no money at all -- -- unemployed there are ways to get birth control out there.
Birth control pills handed out by Planned Parenthood.
At no cost or low cost what do you what do you -- of that you know Obama got us into this conversation now it's morphed into something else entirely.
Has morphed into something else entirely and yet that administration had a quick fix the lead sent that -- there was a hearing on Capitol Hill by -- -- -- and the Government Reform Committee which one of the panel they had was an all male -- all.
Which gave the -- their opponents toward the Democrats in this case the opportunity to harp on that and they did they take this senate floor.
They had walked out they they really believe this issue up and put the republic and I didn't defense -- -- that saying that this is about women she is went.
It's not it did that religious freedom issue is now Republican senate got about that they can't stepped all over themselves at the message here they had that -- -- break and -- -- The government -- it reached out -- -- did the government getting involved in something they shouldn't.
We're seeing a lot of that government has grown under Obama the issues are obvious to me right.
There's so obvious that you know what Republicans played right into the Democrats hands on this one and now why we're having this Republican primary that is playing out on social issues.
President Obama as out they're campaigning about his intend that and getting the economy back on track and an -- the -- international.
They're given the -- they're getting in the past when it comes to -- -- a message right now thank you -- great to have you on the show enjoyed it.
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