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John Boehner: Justice Department Should Pay House GOP To Uphold Defense Of Marriage Act

Via: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday the Department of Justice should give the House money to defend the Defense of Marriage Act since the agency is not willing to defend the law itself.

“Obviously, DOJ’s decision results in DOJ no longer needing the funds it would have otherwise expended defending the constitutionality of DOMA,” wrote Boehner in a letterr sent to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “It is my intent that those funds be diverted to the House for reimbursement of any costs incurred by and associated with the House, and not DOJ, defending DOMA.”

Boner and House Republicans have retained former Bush Solicitor General Paul Clement to defend the constitutionality of DOMA.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/18/boehner-defense-marriage-act-justice-department_n_848891.html

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REDUCE THE DEFICT:

Don’t pay GWB’s former Solicitor General +$5million!

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/18/boehner-five-million-dollar-lawyer/

April 19, 2011 Posted by | Boehner, deficit reduction, DOMA, GOP morons | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Governor Jan Brewer vetos ‘birther’ bill

Via: Arizona Republic

Gov. Jan Brewer  on Wednesday shot down an effort by the Arizona Legislature to require  presidential candidates to provide proof of citizenship in order to get on the  state’s ballot.

In her veto letter, Brewer said House  Bill 2177 “creates significant new problems while failing to do anything  constructive for Arizona.”

The House and Senate could override the governor’s veto with a two-thirds  majority vote in each chamber, but on Monday, such a move appeared unlikely.

House Speaker Kirk Adams (see photo) shook his head wearily when asked Monday evening if  lawmakers would attempt to override the veto. “No,” he said. He added that  legislative researchers found that the last time a governor’s veto was  overridden was 50 years ago.

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HB 2177 would have required the candidates’ national political party to  provide documents validating that information, preferably with a long-form birth  certificate. That generally means a detailed birth certificate with extensive  birth-related information, such as date and time of birth, the doctor’s  signature, the hospital and parents’ names and birthplaces of the parents.

If that document was not available, the candidate would have had to provide  at least two of the following: an early baptismal or circumcision certificate (photo?),  hospital birth record, postpartum medical record signed by the person who  delivered the child or an early census record.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/04/19/20110419xgr-birthveto0419.html#ixzz1JwtMi3D1

April 19, 2011 Posted by | Brewer, Trump | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cain: “I’d like to see NO taxes on Corporation”

Via: Think Progress

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KEYES: You mentioned about the, here on tax day, the corporate tax rate, that you’d like to see it reduced from 35 percent to 25 percent. But a lot of these corporations like GE are paying nothing in taxes currently.

CAIN: You’re mixing the issues, young man. Let me tell you something. People who pick out a company that spends zero, they’re not looking at the big picture. They’re not looking at the big picture. [Crosstalk] Secondly, taxes paid by corporations get passed on to consumers.

KEYES: So would you like to see no taxes on corporations?

CAIN: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE NO TAXES ON CORPORATIONS. That’s why I favor the Fair Tax. That would be fair to consumers. That’s why I would like to see that.

KEYES: Do you think it’s fair though that they’re taking advantage of some of these loopholes?

CAIN: Now, let me tell you. THEY DIDN’T WRITE THESE LOOPHOLES. So the fact that they’re using these “loopholes,” as you’re calling it, they’re just doing what the loopholes are. Change the loopholes by eliminating the tax code and replacing it with the Fair Tax and there would be no loopholes.

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/18/herman-cain-wants-no-taxes-on-corporations/

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“You’re mixing the issues, young man.”

“Now, let me tell you.”

“They didn’t write these loopholes.”

– Captain Philip Francis Queeg

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Yeah yeah, I know the names are reversed; but still, BATSHIT INSANE!

April 19, 2011 Posted by | Cain | , , , , , | Leave a comment