Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Guvmints

So...the world wide economic meltdown has caused Iceland's government to become defunct. That's right. Iceland's government no longer works. It has gone the way of the Dodo.

In other news, contraception being covered as part of the economic stimulus has been taken off the table. Some were saying it was a great way to get the economy rolling again (buying condoms and what not), others said that was a load of bubkiss. Those saying it was a load of bubkiss have obviously figured out how much it costs to raise a kid nowadays. Let's do a little math, shall we?

Birth control pills cost about $10/month for the generics (and probably close to $25 for brand name). Spread that over a year...so between $120 to $300.

Cost of the first three months of having a kid? Well, if you can get a 132 count of disposable diapers to last you 14 days, you're spending about $60/month, plus wipes which will be about $40/month, and there you go, you're already at $300 for the year (and i'm not including things like clothes, formula, or other incidentals of having a newborn...like doctor appointments both before and after the birth).

So if the Feds can just wait 9months, the economy (at least in the baby sector) will turn right around.

Also, did you hear about the lady that delivered Octuplets today? That's not having babies, that's delivering a litter (I kid!). I read she wants to breast feed all the babes, to which I say "good luck to you!"

2 comments:

Ross said...

Maybe Bjork can bail Iceland out?

The Spiteful Chef said...

Dude. My mom's DOG couldn't breastfeed that many children.