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Of course, you knew that Jon Stewart would cover this Rush Limbaugh idiocy, didn't you? Stephen Colbert did, too. His take on it is here. (Colbert also talks about Limbaugh's fake apology.)
But Jon Stewart hits this right on the button, don't you think? Just to emphasize a few points:
1) Everyone pays taxes for things they don't like.
2) This isn't even about your tax money. It's about health insurance that insurance companies actually want to provide, since preventing unintended pregnancies saves them money.
3) The Catholic Church doesn't even pay taxes, so what's that priest yammering about? And they're not going to be required to pay for this health insurance provision, either, under Barack Obama's compromise proposal.
4) This isn't about "someone else" paying for your birth control, let alone someone else paying you to have sex. This is about health insurance that you pay for, or that's part of what your employee pays you for working at your job, part of your compensation package. So how is this "someone else"?
And if that's "someone else paying you to have sex," what in the heck is getting Viagra through your health insurance plan?
Well, I could go on and on. None of this makes sense - nothing from Rush Limbaugh, nothing from the Catholic Church, nothing from the Republican Party, which is just flailing around desperately, looking for a way to attack Barack Obama.