Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Congressmen Who Complain About Spending Decide to Spend Money Stupidly

Posted By on Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Things House Republicans don't like spending money on: healthcare for poor people, protecting the environment, public broadcasting, anything Obama likes.

Things they're totally fine with spending money on: legal action to prevent same-sex marriage.

House Republican leaders have tripled the amount allocated for a legal team arguing in support of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) from $500,000 to $1.5 million of taxpayer money.

A modified contract between the General Counsel to the House of Representatives and former Solicitor General Paul Clement of Bancroft PLLC sets a cap of $750,000 which can be raised up to $1.5 million.

"It is absolutely unconscionable that Speaker Boehner is tripling the cost for his legal boondoggle to defend the indefensible Defense of Marriage Act," Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement.

"At a time when Americans are hurting and job creation should be the top priority, it just shows how out of touch House Republicans have become that they would spend up to $1.5 million dollars to defend discrimination in our country," Hammill continued.

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