Friday, December 10, 2010

US Senate Blocks Repeal of DADT by 3 votes!

I don't know how this keeps happening...well, I do...but it's just getting to be ridiculous that our elected congressmen and women are wasting valuable time fighting and bickering over and over such a no-brainer as this. One of the reasons this didn't pass yesterday was that some members in each party didn't feel they got enough attachments (another word for freebies and extra millions for unnecessary, personal pet projects) in the bill. The military is behind repeal of this act, the majority of the US citizens either are or don't care, and most servicemen back dropping the requirement, yet in their infinite wisdom and waste of taxpayers dollars, instead of working on issues with infinite more meaning, our elected officials in Washing are wasting precious time creating morale problems with this issue. They know that the current session will end soon and off they will go after another Lame Duck session after spending untold billions of dollars accomplishing nothing while accruing their rich's that they have so conveniently protected for another two years from taxation. We are the laughing stock of just about every country in the world now thanks to voter lack in interest and corruption at all levels in our government.

According to an article published today in the
     "US Senate Republicans yesterday blocked the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell by a lead of just three votes.
     On a 57-40 vote, Democrats fell short of the needed 60 votes to clear a Republican procedural hurdle and quash the military ban.
     Even the White House had backed the deconstrucion of DADT.
     Just one Senate Democrat, Joe Manchin, voted to sustain the procedural roadblock while one Republican, Susan Collins, voted to end it, according to the National Post.
     But campaigners say it's just a matter of time before the ban - which prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the forces - is lifted.
     'While today’s vote was disappointing, it must not be the end of our efforts,' US President Barack Obama said. 'I have pledged to repeal this discriminatory law. This law weakens our national security, diminishes our military readiness, and violates fundamental American principles of fairness, integrity and equality,'"

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