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Alabama: Top GOP Lawmaker Argues Same-Sex Marriage Too Expensive For Taxpayers



A top Republican lawmaker in Alabama is proposing a different, albeit ridiculous, argument to prevent loving same-sex couples from marrying.

Since the dawn of time – or, at least, the dawn of taxes – unmarried gay people have been subsidizing the lives of different-sex headed households, and gladly too, no doubt. After all, the taxes we pay to educate the youth of today will (hopefully) lead to intelligent lawmaker solving the nation’s problems tomorrow.

But now that some same-sex couples wish to marry, and gain the protections, rights, and responsibilities our different-sex peers are granted as a condition of birth, some conservatives are working overtime to try to derail equality.

Tale Alabama State Senator Del Marsh. As President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate, Marsh is one of the top lawmakers in the Heart of Dixie.

A small government conservative, Marsh’s campaign website is chock full of claims about how he saves money for the Alabama taxpayer, thanks to his astute business acumen.

Left off that list are his “small government conservative” votes over the past few years to “require drug testing for certain welfare recipients,” “establish requirements for medical care at abortion clinics,” “authorize charter schools,” “prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy,” and even “require schools to have a longer summer vacation.” Yes, longer.

These days though, Senator Marsh is clearly very concerned about same-sex couples breaking the very bank they’ve been disproportionally contributing to for centuries.

“You gotta look at the financial aspect of it,” Sen. Marsh said in an interview on WVNN’s the “Dale Jackson Show.”

“Let’s face it. If gay marriage is approved, I assume that those types of unions, those people would be entitled to Social Security benefits, insurance. Where does it end?,” he queried.

“I wonder if the federal government is looking at the actual cost to the government when they look at an issue like this,” Marsh added.


Fortunately, Senator Marsh need not waste any more sleepless nights.

Today, President Barack Obama released his fiscal 2016 budget, and it specifically ensures “all lawfully married same-sex couples will be eligible to receive Social Security spousal benefits, regardless of where they live.”


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Hat tip and audio: ThinkProgress


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Supreme Court Responds Trump’s Request to Block Access to White House Records: ‘Denied’



The U.S. Supreme Court has ended Donald Trump’s multiple attempts to block access to documents from his years in the White House, telling the former president, request “denied.”

Trump had tried to block the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack from gaining access to those records. The Supreme Court, three of its six conservatives appointed by Trump himself, rejected his demand.

“Trump had lost efforts in two lower federal courts to block the panel from getting more than 700 pages of records,” CNBC reports. “He had argued that he had the authority as a former president to invoke executive privilege to prevent disclosure of the records.”

The vote reportedly was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas the only one to side with Trump.

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‘You Always Ask Me the Nicest Questions’: Biden Takes Down Doocy as Press Conference Nears End



About 90 minutes into President Joe Biden’s press conference, just as it was about to end, Fox News’ Peter Doocy called out a question and the President was only too happy to indulge him.

“You always ask me the nicest questions,” President Biden jovially responded to Doocy’s yelling, adding: “None of them make a lot of sense to me.”

Apparently desperate to prove him wrong, the Fox News correspondent declared, “Why are you trying in your first year so hard to pull the country so far to the left?”

President Biden didn’t get angry. He merely replied, “Well, I’m not.”

“I don’t know what you consider to be ‘too far to the left,'” President Biden continued, proceeding to rattle off a list of accomplishments that are pretty well-received and supported.

“In fact, we’re talking about making sure that we had the money for COVID making sure we had the money to put together the bipartisan infrastructure and making sure we’re able to provide for those things that in fact, we significantly reduced the burden on working class people but make them have to continue to work hard. I don’t know how that is pointed to the left. If you may recall. I, you guys have been trying to convince me that I am Bernie Sanders. I’m not, I like him but I’m not Bernie Sanders. I’m not a socialist. I’m a mainstream Democrat and I have been.”

“48 of the 50 Democrats supported me in the Senate on virtually every thing I’ve asked.”

President Biden then continued to take questions for a total of nearly two hours. The press conference is ongoing as of this publishing.


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‘Name Me One Thing’: Biden Blasts Republicans for Not Being ‘For’ Anything



During his press conference Wednesday afternoon President Joe Biden blasted the Republican Party, suggesting they stand for nothing.

“Think about this: What are Republicans for?” the President asked. “What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.”

“And so, the problem here is, I think what I have to do,” Biden said, noting a change in tactics, “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for,” referring to his Democratic Party.

Republicans during the 2020 presidential election literally stood for nothing: they didn’t bother to craft a 2020 platform.

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