“They’ve redefined family for the first time in a federal – in a piece of federal legislation, to include committed relationships. The problem with that is it’s really hard to define a committed relationship, and it’s really hard to define anything related to that.”
– Rep. Andy Biggs, on a radio program produced by the conservative Christian group Family Research Council.
Biggs was one of 40 lawmakers who voted against the coronavirus stimulus bill, said he did so in part because the legislation included paid sick leave benefits for domestic partnerships.
“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
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“Let’s be clear. Not only are we digging out of a hole that is 9 million jobs deep; we are digging out of an entire decade where 6 million jobs left our shores.”
– President Obama, in a speech in Cleveland last week.
Well, I’ll be damned! Do I detect some back bone growing inside that man?
This is the most accurate depiction I’ve seen of Obama’s struggles to rebuild an economy left in tatters by the incompetent and corrupt Bush Administration. I’m still amazed, though, that no one in the Wall Street camp has been held accountable (i.e. thrown in prison) for the debacle. Then again, considering how wimpy the Democrats have been in the past decade, I really shouldn’t be surprised.