DOMA Dollars

For someone who claims we’re broke, John Boehner certainly has some interesting priorities:

House Republicans plan to pay former Solicitor General Paul Clement and his legal team from King & Spaulding as much as $500,000 of taxpayer money to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on behalf of House of Representatives…

As Steve Benen says:

… Boehner has been running around for months, falsely claiming, “We’re broke.” It’s how he justifies proposed cuts in critical areas like education, medical research, infrastructure, job training, and homeland security, even if it makes the jobs crisis much worse.

That brings me to my latest limerick:

DOMA Dollars
By Madeleine Begun Kane

John Boehner asserts that we’re broke,
But wastes cash to please wingnutty folk:
Big taxpayer bucks
On a lawyer deluxe
To save DOMA — for bigots bespoke.

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5 Responses to “DOMA Dollars”

  1. Mr. Walker says:

    Madeleine, thank you for this. DOMA needs to crash and burn.

  2. andy sewina says:

    This is a cool Limerick! ‘wingnutty folk’ is a belting image!!

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Mr. Walker and Andy!

  4. Hansi says:

    At least it wasn’t Newt, the old hypocritical coot, trying to push the DOMA agenda. Newtie is probably more a defense of Mariages actor.

  5. madkane says:

    Newt’s perfectly capable of such hypocrisy.