Republicans complain about wasteful spending

Just kidding.

House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren, R-Calif., signed off in September on a $500,000 increase in the maximum value of the contract with the firm, Washington-based Bancroft. Republicans have raised the cap of the contract twice: first on Sept. 29, 2011, from its original maximum of $500,000 to $1.5 million, and again on Sept. 28 to its new maximum of $2 million. (source)

$2 million and counting to throw money at protecting the “Defense of Marriage Act.”

5 Responses to Republicans complain about wasteful spending

  1. Zack says:

    $2 million in private money. Even if you argue it’s ultimately govt money, it’s still less than 0.0002% of the deficit. It’s an insignificant amount of money, and it is the government doing its duty- defending the constitutionality of a law. Even if the government doesn’t like a particular law, it has the responsibility of playing devil’s advocate to defend the laws it passes.

    • Daniel says:

      No, the government has an obligation to support the Constitution. Government officials take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not federal laws that are unconstitutional. DOMA is unconstitutional and shouldn’t be defended by the government.

      • Zack says:

        That’s what you believe. The government obviously didn’t feel that way… and the majority of it still doesn’t, otherwise the law would be repealed. I’m just saying mocking them for defending the law is at best fruitless, and at worst will be counterproductive to working towards the law’s repeal if the court upholds the law.

    • MKC says:

      So making people buy healthcare is not interstate commerce, but regulating who can marry whom is interstate commerce. Obviously! What a fool I am.

  2. Todd E. says:

    So…definitely get rid of funding for NPR, but definitely raise funding for Defense of Marriage. Gotcha. Money’s in the important places. We need more hate, education is bad. I’m glad we’re all on the same page.

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