Sunday, May 17, 2009

RNC Chair Michael Steele: GOP is against marriage

Let's follow an argument to its logical conclusion.

Steele points to cost of insuring gay spouses
Associated Press
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Republicans can reach a broader base by recasting gay marriage as an issue that could dent pocketbooks as small businesses spend more on health care and other benefits, GOP Chairman Michael Steele said Saturday.
"Now all of a sudden I've got someone who wasn't a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for," Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. "So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money."

This argument - Steele's exact words, verbatim, changing not a single letter - implies that Republicans are anti-marriage in general.
"You - Mr. Straight Male Employee - just cost me a ton of $$$ when you married your girlfriend! Why didn't you just co-habitate???"
"You - Ms. Straight Female Employee - just cost me a ton of $$$ when you married your boyfried! Why didn't you just shack up???"

In fact, heterosexual marriage is now costing small businesses a ton of $$$!!! - all those straight spouses to insure!

This has been another episode in the continuing saga, "The conservative mind at work".
[for previous episodes, see here, or here, or here.]

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