- RULING BY FIAT.
- PANDERING TO A FACTION.
- SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY!
OBAMA IS VERY GENEROUS TO HIS MACHINE'S FACTIONS WITH OUR HARD-EARNED MONEY.
President Barack Obama, under growing criticism for not seeking to end the ban on openly gay men and women in the military, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
Obama plans to announce his decision on Wednesday in the Oval Office, a White House official said Tuesday.
... The decision is a political nod to a reliably Democratic voting bloc that in recent weeks has grown frustrated with the White House's slow movement on their priorities.
... the administration has tried to make small, quiet moves to extend benefits to gays and lesbians. The State Department has promised to give partners of gay and lesbian diplomats many benefits, such as diplomatic passports and language training.
But without a specific change in the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's promises left out financial benefits such as pensions. Obama's move could make that shift.
Gay and lesbian activists had expected Obama to take action some time in June, which is gay pride month.
- HOW MANY BILLIONS WILL THIS COST US!?
- DOES HE KNOW!?
- DOES ANYONE!?
- DOES ANYONE CARE!?
- I READ SOMEWHERE IT'LL COST SOCIAL SECURITY A BILLION A YEAR FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS. MORE AFTER THAT. TEN BILLION OF OUR MONEY HE'S GONNA GIVE TO HIS SUPPORTERS.
- AND HE'LL DO IT WITHOUT A VOTE - WITHOUT HAVING RUN ON IT DURING THE CAMPAIGN.
THIS IS UNDEMOCRATIC, UNFAIR AND UNFRUGAL.