So funny it can only be real… High School student gets Michelle Bachmann to reveal True Nature of her Marriage

Michele Bachmann: Gay People Can Get Married — But Only To Members Of The Opposite Sex – The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2011/12/01/michele-bachmann-gay-marriage_n_1123784.html

Here’s the full transcript of the exchange between Bachmann and the high school students, via the Register:

JANE SCHMIDT: One of my main concerns is government support for the LGBT community. So my question is what would you do to protect GSAs in high school and support the LGBT community.

BACHMANN: Well, No. 1, all of us as Americans have the same rights. The same civil rights. And so that’s really what government’s role is, to protect our civil rights. There shouldn’t be any special rights or special set of criteria based upon people’s preferences. We all have the same civil rights.

JANE SCHMIDT: Then, why can’t same-sex couples get married?

BACHMANN: They can get married, but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they’re a man.

And by God her and Marcus live by that rule.  To. The. Letter.

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Best way to fight unemployment? Payroll tax cuts or Firing 200,000 people?

The Associated Press: AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gTNPnVVGiqhInWrSDfFx6BRhXiMA?docId=c8492cf4a7cc46f7b60e69be2f7b2697

It’s hard to draw a sharper conceptual divide than this.

With unemployment hovering around 9 percent nationally, Obama urged Congress in September to renew and expand the payroll tax cut he signed a year ago, and called as well for an extension of benefits that can cover up to 99 weeks for the long term jobless..

It was unclear what changes, if any, Republicans intend to propose for the unemployment benefit portion of the bill.

A struggle already has broken out over steps to pay for the payroll tax increase.

Senate Democrats want to levy a 3.5 percent surtax on million-dollar tax filers to cover the costs, while Senate Republicans unveiled an alternative on Wednesday that relies on freezing federal workers’ pay through 2015 and reducing the government’s bureaucracy by 200,000 jobs.