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The hypocrisy of House Republicans complaining about government spending



They just need to shut up and admit they like to blow money on more ridiculous things than the Democrats.

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On a 228-196 vote, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives adopted a rules package for the 113th Congress that explicitly authorizes the House’s legal arm to spend taxpayer dollars to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). They embraced this unnecessary spending minutes after newly re-elected Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) warned that the rising national debt was an “anchor” weighing down the American Dream.

Since its passage in 1996, DOMA has defined marriage on a federal level as between one man and one woman, purposefully excluding gay and lesbian couples. DOMA also denies same-sex couples who have legally wed in their states countless federal benefits and protections, such as Social Security survivor benefits if one partner dies, and allows other states to refuse to recognize those unions.


The House Republican leadership has already authorized $2 million in payments to Bancroft PLLC and former Solicitor General Paul Clement (R) for their legal services in defending the 1996 law. The U.S. Department of Justice stopped defending DOMA in February 2011 after determining the law to be in conflict with the U.S. Constitution.

An array of House Democrats spoke out against the provisions, including Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), who called the bill a “typical tax-and-spend” Republican policy. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in a statement that “BLAG does not speak for all Members of the House of Representatives and we will continue to oppose this wasteful use of taxpayer funds to defend DOMA.” Just one Republican, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), joined the Democrats in opposing the package.


Pathetic

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tigeraddict
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LSURussian
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Another thread started by you on the topic of gay marriage?

What a shock!






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Vrai
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What if they would have authorized the same spending but it would have changed DOMA to include your people? Would you still be calling it pathetic?





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Newbomb Turk
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Yeah, you forgot to mention that they were forced to do this because Odumbf*ck and his racist piece of pure f*cking slime AG Eric Holder refused to do their CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY to defend this BIPARTISAN/OVERWHELMINGLY enacted law (and signed into law by the Patron Scum of Democrats -- BILLY JEFF CLINTON).

I'm sure that just slipped your mind (and I use that term very loosely).






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redandright
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spend taxpayer dollars to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).


So, the DOJ gets to decide what constitutional and what's not?

How totalitarin of them. Which is just another word for Obama.






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rsande2
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The hypocrisy of House Republicans complaining about government spending


There is a diffeence btw a repub and a conservative.

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They just need to shut up and admit they like to blow money on more ridiculous things than the Democrats.


See comment 1 and just so you know, even conservatives feel as though there are some things that government should be funded to provide, like national defense. Just because someone has the "R" does not mean they are really a repub in much the same way a "D" is not necessarily a socialist.

As far as Doma, anything we can do in this country to promote family values, general welfare, and good behavior is ok by me. I don't see this as being any worse than forcing me by way of tax dollars to fund abortions that I don't believe in as part of obamacare.

That said, most bills have useless spending attached, see the sandy relief bill, that both sides inject in. It is infuriating but both parties do it.






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Patrick O Rly
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hey just need to shut up and admit they like to blow money on more ridiculous things than the Democrats.


Sick burn!






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Vegas Bengal
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They have more important things to complain about. Like a picture of the president upset about the shooting of children.





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NC_Tigah
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Colonel Toddy
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the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Unconstitutional?

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The hypocrisy of House Republicans complaining about government spending
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$2 million in payments
Which is bigger, $2 Trillion or $2 Million?







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Toddy
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So, the DOJ gets to decide what constitutional and what's not?

How totalitarin of them. Which is just another word for Obama.



Your ignorance on this issue is showing. Every President since Reagan has refused to defend laws they concluded were unconstitutional.






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redandright
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Your ignorance on this issue is showing. Every President since Reagan has refused to defend laws they concluded were unconstitutional.



Well if you are correct,(LINK?) then I stand corrected. But that still doesn't deny the fact that Congress has the right, even the duty to take this to court.
Also, the article says that DOMA is unsconstitutional. It has not been ruled so by the USSC.
Really, I don't know why we even bother having 3 independent bracnhes of gov't. Seems as far as you're concerned Obama should constitute all 3, and decide what should be spent, and how.



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BBONDS25
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Your ignorance on this issue is showing. Every President since Reagan has refused to defend laws they concluded were unconstitutional.


Does that make it right, Toddy?






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MississippiLSUfan
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Dude. Just marry your boyfriend. Why do you need the government to give you it's blessing if its true love? frick the government. Follow your heart!





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Chimlim
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So NOW you're concerned about government spending.





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Newbomb Turk
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Every President since Reagan has refused to defend laws they concluded were unconstitutional.


O.K. then, cite us a few examples. Show us where a President since Reagan has instructed his AG to refuse to defend a piece of legislation -- especially a piece legislation that passed the house 342-67 and the Senate 85-14 and signed by a the most recent preceding President of his same party.


Two or three should suffice.


If you can't, then just admit you're a lying piece of f*cking filth that would say anything to try to defend scumbag moves that support your personal political agenda.






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constant cough
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Another thread started by you on the topic of gay marriage?

What a shock!



New Year. Same Ole Toddy.






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lsu13lsu
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Americans should quit arguing over which party is the best. The debt is too high. Isn't it a fact by now that both parties are screwing us over?





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MFn GIMP
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DOMA has never been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and since the Obama administration refuses to defend it in court (which is his duty as President) the House has decided to pick up the slack and defend it.

I don't agree with DOMA but the President can't pick and choose which laws he does, and does, not wish to uphold. He isn't a despot.






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TheJacer
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Two or three should suffice.


If you can't, then just admit you're a lying piece of f*cking filth that would say anything to try to defend scumbag moves that support your personal political agenda.









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