As I recall, the mantra of the Republican party is that government should stay out of people's lives; that there is too much wasteful government spending; and that the federal government is just too big.
I guess the mantra is all well and good, unless and until it conflicts with an item on the Republican agenda. Then, big government is a wonderful thing.
Not that I have anything against marriage. I've tried it a couple of times myself. But in an environment in which we have budget deficits reaching $500 billion dollars with projections of continuing deficits "as far as the eye can see," I would think that the government would be looking for ways to reduce spending, instead of looking for ways to spend money.
What is the world coming to when the Democrats are talking about fiscal responsibility and the Republicans are talking about spending money on social issues? Sometimes the political double-speak gives me a headache.
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