Why do you think the government is focusing on gay marriage when the economy is

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  1. justamber profile image59
    justamberposted 7 years ago

    Why do you think the government is focusing on gay marriage when the economy is falling apart?

    Just seems w/the country falling apart, we should be worried about other things.

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    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 7 years ago

    The lobbyist in Washington D.C. is pushing it hard through the White House.

  3. northweststarr profile image81
    northweststarrposted 7 years ago

    totally agree with you,  that certain members of the mostly male government have a stick parked in a certain place of their anatomy anyway, what's gay marriage when our imports far outnumber our exports?  OMG! We're gonna be like Mexico with laborforce being our only real resource soon!

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    Valoric Fireposted 7 years ago

    Bread & Circus mentality- entertain the masses with rampant drama that causes distraction and marginalizes along group-lines and you distract them from the issues of serious concern.  The technique has been used throughout history because people and group-think are synonymous.

  5. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 7 years ago

    Smoke and mirrors my friends. As an aside, I don't see how gay marriage has anything to do with the federal government. The U.S. Constitution grants the "...pursuit of happiness" to every citizen. Marriage licenses are issued by State. I don't see how it is a federal issue. It's also ridiculous to keep homosexuals from enjoying family health coverage and life insurance like the rest of us get. Obama makes $400,000 a year and I think we could use his time more wisely...since he's technically our employee.

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    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    The whole world is falling apart economically and socially. When this finally happens, the politicians want the transition to lead to a wealth/military feudal arrangement. The intellectual classes that run the country have actually been kind enough to admit this through the media outlets, but everyone is too busy to notice what they are saying. The alternative would be that the people abolish republics and come up with democratic non-capitalistic societies governed by reason. Those with power cannot allow that if the social institutions collapse.

    Amb Butler, many lobbyists are pushing hundreds of agendas in Congress right now. Why is the administration only advertising this (excuse me) trivial social issue over all other lobbying initiatives? If anyone thinks the gay marriage lobby has more power than the national defense or oil lobby, they need to be committed.

  7. moonfairy profile image78
    moonfairyposted 7 years ago

    for the same reason that they're doing research to try and figure out why pickles are green and why dogs bark and cats meow...beats the hell out of me but they obviously think it's very, very important.

  8. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 6 years ago

    Well Obama and the Democrats tried to pass a job's bill, which the Republicans voted down.  Just yesterday a bill to keep the rates on student loans was voted against by Republicans.  Meanwhile we have conservative commentators like Rush calling women sluts because they take birth control, and religious institutions wanting to muck around in the sex lives of their employees.  Obama made the good compromise of having insurance cover birth control, but there is also that Republican back transvaginal ultra sound device that they tried to pass in a few states.  It appears to me Republicans are worried about religious mores, people's personal business, and cutting taxes for billionaires.  The Republicans elected to Congress in 2010 have done nothing to create jobs or help improve the economy as they promised.  Obama and the Democrats have done what they could to help the economy after Bush crashed it with his policies, but of course conservatives want to rework this.  Just because we have a bad economy does not mean people in same sex relationships should be discriminated against.  For instance, the end of don't ask, don't tell is very much an economic issue in a way because people who are gay could be dismissed from the military.  Seriously, when people ask question like this they only want a knee jerk reaction.  If there was someone in your family who was gay who you cared about, I think you might open your mind a bit about this.  You can continue to think gays do not deserve the same rights, that is your freedom in America, but the rest of us want to ensure all of our citizens have the same and fair rights.

 
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