posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 09:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Sunday that President Obama could end up vetoing legislation that would lift the ban
on gays serving openly in the military.
Mr. Obama supports repealing the law, and the White House has pushed for quicker congressional action than the Pentagon has favored. Mr. Gates also
But Mr. Gates told "Fox News Sunday" that Mr. Obama still probably would veto an upcoming spending bill that includes the repeal if the bill also
contains money for defense projects he says are wasteful.
Mr. Gates wants to get rid of an aircraft engine and additional transport aircraft that some lawmakers want to keep. They generally represent areas
with defense contractors that would stand to lose business from the cuts.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
First, I would like to say that I 100% supports gays openly serving in the military. What gets me in this article, is that the military industrial
complex slips all of this spending into a bill that should otherwise have nothing to do with the matter at hand.
You see, they take a bill that is likely to pass and then slip all of this nonsense to benefit corporate America into the bill. That way, the
President and both houses of Congress are more likely to pass the bill due to popular opinion on that one particular subject. This is exactly what's
wrong with the current system, among many other things of course. What I'm surprised about, is that the Washington Times, FOX News and NEWSMAX are
actually reporting on this corporate robbery of the American people. Are they now that confident that the American people can do absolutely nothing
about the out of control and corrupt government, influenced by the military industrial complex?
Edited to add: Either way, the American people will lose. Whether the bill gets passed and tax-dollars are wasted on equipment we don't need, or the
bill doesn't get passed and gays are not allowed to serve their country who serves corporate interests.
[edit on 20-6-2010 by airspoon]