Why Did under cover of darkness did Pubbies spend $2M we dont have?
It has come to light that House Administration Committee Chairman Dan Lungren (R-CA) secretly approved a $500,000 increase to a contract with a private law firm to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court. While the increase was approved in September, neither the public nor the Democratic House minority was informed until this week, Roll Call reports. The contract now authorizes Bancroft PLLC and former Solicitor General Paul Clement (R) to spend up to $2 million in to defend DOMA — the second increase to what was originally a $1 million cap. The U.S. Department of Justice stopped defending the 1996 law in February 2011 after determining the law to be in conflict with the U.S. Constittuion. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) denounced the increased expense in a statement: It’s bad enough that Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are wasting taxpayer dollars to defend the indefensible Defense of Marriage Act – and losing in every case. Now, they have reached a new low – signing a secret contract to spend more public money on their legal boondoggle without informing Democrats. Their actions are simply unconscionable; their decisions are utterly irresponsible. Hiding this contract from voters in the midst of an election season was a cynical move at best, and a betrayal of the public trust at worst. With Americans focused on the creation of jobs and the growth of our economy, Republicans should not be spending $2 million to defend discrimination in our country.
Asked By: Trumpet Warrior - 12/13/2012
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If law is defended in Supreme Court, it can not be unconstitutional before Supreme Court make that decision. Just wait for it.
Answered By: Lenny - 12/13/2012
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Who/what are/is "Pubbies", and why should I care what they spend money on?
Answered By: Iron_Plague - 12/13/2012
Under the cover of darkness? I seem to recall that the House of Representatives is taking up the defense of DOMA. This was reported on just about every news outlet I can think of. Try again.
Answered By: Zachary G - 12/13/2012
Hahaha..Your messiah spends over $1 TRILLION per year and you complain about 2 million....
Answered By: LN - 12/13/2012
I guess more is better spent on presidential vacations?
Answered By: IChee - 12/13/2012
I don't know, why did Obama spend $1.4 trillion last year that we don't have? If I were you, I wouldn't be terribly pissed off about $2 million at a time like this.
Answered By: Arthur - 12/13/2012
just a partial payback for the democrats ramming obamacare through and legalizing it without having read all of the new taxes that are going to take affect. isn't nancy one of the "hated 2%"? she can't be, she's a democrat.
Answered By: Thomas - 12/13/2012
were they obliged to inform the house in september... More
Answered By: zammo - 12/13/2012
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