In a new YouTube video, the President of the United States talked about the gripping topic of…..feminine products.
— tweetnwithtwits (@martydrinksbeer) January 15, 2016
Yes, he did.
Obama on tampons being taxed in some states as luxury items: “I suspect it’s because men were making the laws when those taxes were passed”
— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) January 15, 2016
As Michelle Malkin simply put it, this really happened.
This really happened. https://t.co/aexVrrWl2V
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 15, 2016
The president, speaking with Ingrid Nilsen, in the YouTube interview, addresses the pressing topic at around the 45:30 mark.
Nilsen: Now, something that’s really important to me — and my audience — is women’s health. And recently, I was shocked to learn that pads, tampons, and other menstrual products are taxed as luxury goods in over, in 40 states. And I don’t know anyone who has a period that thinks it’s a luxury, because it’s-
Obama: I think that’s fair to say. Michelle would agree with you on this.
Nilsen: Yes! Because it’s something that’s part of our everyday lives and is really crucial to our health as women. And so, I want to know, why do these items continue to be taxed?
Obama: I have to tell you, I have no idea why states would tax these as luxury items. I suspect it’s cuz men were making the laws when those taxes were passed
Incredulity reigned on social media.
@michellemalkin I have NO words…
— Lovely_Infidel كافر (@Lovely_Infidel) January 15, 2016
Is she really asking Obama about tampons…You get a chance to interview Obama and you ask that…. #YouTubeInterview
— Melvin (@melvin2898) January 15, 2016
@KemberleeKaye Gee, I hope nobody makes any concealed carry jokes.
— ronlankford (@ronlankford) January 15, 2016
So, we’ve reached that time in history when the president opines on tampons. https://t.co/4oAvlwWqVZ
— Megawatt Herb Drench (@mdrache) January 15, 2016
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 15, 2016
— Chuck Mason (@ugliestaltarboy) January 15, 2016
@michellemalkin Imagine if Bush43 discussed tampons…
— Daniel Whelan (@dannybhoyo13) January 15, 2016
@michellemalkin Was that lightening or the sound of a million *facepalm*s filling the sky?
— Jeff Joseph (@MisterDoubleJ) January 15, 2016
@michellemalkin You just can’t make this stuff up. Please stop talking about tampons, O.
— J Butler (@jbutler70) January 15, 2016
One Twitter user summed it up:
— andrew (@mdmik8083) January 15, 2016
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