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February 10, 2006

I Respectfully Withdraw From Paying Taxes

by at 7:12 pm.

No really, it’s getting to that point. I can’t believe how much stupid, wasteful, hurtful, deadly, unjustified horsecrap my federal tax dollars are going to.

Where are all the goddamned conservatives who claim they are sick of seeing their tax money wasted? This is so much worse than a $200 hammer. It’s millions to big pharma for overpriced pills, billions for a deadly and unjustified war, and $500 million to anti-gay groups to “promote and strengthen opposite-sex marriage.” Here is THE quote you should read (bold mine):

Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary Wade Horn said that the financial windfall is not intended to specifically oppose same-sex marriage, although the President is a major supporter of a proposed amendment to ban gay marriage in the Constitution.

Horn said, however, that none of the money could be used to promote or support same-sex marriage in Massachusetts where gay marriage is legal.

So. Unconstitutional. I’m sputtering maledictions as I write this. This sort of cherry-picking of “causes” to fund with this faith-based initiative crap is exactly why the state should not be involved with religion.

Right now, I totally respect anyone brave enough to refuse to pay their taxes. Probably about 90% of it is going to shit with this bunch. Animals.

[Via Queer Today.]

4 Responses to “I Respectfully Withdraw From Paying Taxes”

  1. waittilnextyr Says:

    Selling our future to fund their agenda. They couch it as “rural schools”, but it is nothing more than an alternate way to justify expenditures like their $500M above.

    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday detailed its proposal to sell more than 300,000 acres of national forests and other public land to help pay for rural schools in 41 states.

    The land sales, ranging from less than an acre to more than 1,000 acres, could total more than $1 billion and would be the largest sale of forest land in decades.

    Western lawmakers immediately objected, saying the short-term gains would be offset by the permanent loss of public lands. Congress would have to approve the sales, and has rejected similar proposals in recent years.

  2. Renee Says:

    I’ve made clear my view on gay marriage, but with all this complaining about gay marriage we have to remember it is the heterosexuals for decades who have been redefining and breaking down the definition of marriage around the country. As a Catholic I read a story from Ohio regarding a Catholic husband and wife who as a family pulled all of their resources together into his career (a non-profit) while she didn’t work and home schooled the children, and just one day she was served with no-fault divorce papers. Heterosexuals are responsible for the break down of the family.

    The state of Ohio took no consideration of their lifestyle and choices they made as a married couple entering marriage. The state simply divided assets. She lost permanent custody and was forced to get a job despite putting their life savings and resources into the business the husband kept. I’m a stay at home mother. I loved attending law school, but my education wasn’t meant to be an insurance policy if my husband just decides to walk away from the marriage.

    The point of having civil marriage was to protect the husband and wife from not taking advantage of the vunerability when almost every aspect of life is meshed into one. The reason why we make such a big deal about the wedding, is because it is a promise to care and love for one another that should be witnessed and celebrated. No fault divorce is the legalization of abandonment, making the whole point of civil marriage null and void, no matter the sexual oreintation.

    The story:

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/avantgo/new.php?n=5792

  3. waittilnextyr Says:

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 — The federal government is on the verge of one of the biggest giveaways of oil and gas in American history, worth an estimated $7 billion over five years.

    Royalty-Free Oil and Gas New projections, buried in the Interior Department’s just-published budget plan, anticipate that the government will let companies pump about $65 billion worth of oil and natural gas from federal territory over the next five years without paying any royalties to the government.

  4. Fence Sitter Says:

    I’m a married man in love with a married man :) And do you know what? Since being married, I have yet to see any heterosexual, married partners suddenly burst into flames. Their children have not run off with circus people. Their pets have not misbehaved in the slightest. Factually speaking, they still get up every morning, eat breakfast, shower and go to work just like they did every day preceding my wedding. So, I ask you, HOW exactly does gay marriage lessen the “institution” of marriage??? Are there ANY metrics you can give me? I’m not asking for anything abstract. I want concrete evidence that since the first gay marriage took place in Massachusetts, exactly how has heterosexual marriage been damaged? If you can show me those facts and figures, then perhaps I can rethink the issue. Please note that I have already struggled with that question and my data shows that gay marriage has absolutely no impact on heterosexual marriage at all. In fact, the only evidence available points to gay marriage being no more than a benefit. First, gay partners with children can now have a family health care policy under one subscriber. That saves a great deal of money and allows for the family of gay parents to prosper. Gay, married partners now have clear, legal rights to visit each other or their children should illness strike their family. And should one partner become gravely ill, the other has the legal right to make financial decisions for the family. There are SO MANY positives to this arrangement. Yet, the hate persists. It’s very depressing - explaining to your children that gay friends outside of Massachusetts can not get married like I did because of nothing other than bigotry. And that there are still some people fighting to end gay marriage because they claim it “damages the instituion of marriage, which is only meant for one man and one woman by their definition. I thought this country was greater than that. I thought it was about liberty and freedom for all, not just the straight. Until it is realized by opponents of gay marriage that their beliefs stem only from an irrational fear…homophobia if you will…and that we CAN move forward with this in a joyful way, we can only pray that they will one day be as enlightened as the Supreme Court here in our beloved state.

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