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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    And what young people are going to vote for a bunch of stogy old white guys? Because that's the current perception. And it's bleeding the party. Not saying that supporting equal rights for same sex marriage is a magic bullet...it DOES go a long way from separating them from you're grandma's republican party, so to speak. If you can't support equal rights, what thinking person is going to vote for you, period? And our younger politically minded folks? They are THINKING people. Cold hard truth. Why do you think so many of them join the libertarian party?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    They support pot-smoking.
    Then you simply don't read ANY of the posts here by self described libertarians.


    Anyway, I'm done, don't give a ****, I am not a republicrat, and don't care about that crap party to begin with.
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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Then you simply don't read ANY of the posts here by self described libertarians.


    Anyway, I'm done, don't give a ****, I am not a republicrat, and don't care about that crap party to begin with.
    Sure I do. Crotchedy old Libertarians, not 18 year old Libertarians which is what you seemed to be referring to.

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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I know what they are, I just don't believe in them O-J.
    no you have no clue what they are, you proved that when you mentioned "cannibals, pedophiles and rapists" these have NOTHING to do with equal rights and it shows how vastly uneducated you are about this subject.

    But i do agree with you in on regard even if you DID understand equal rights, which you do not, im sure you dont believe in them.
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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Perhaps. I am not a republican but from my perspective, it is an issue of money. Businesses do not want to be subject to another discrimination cause of action against them and nobody seems to have a clue what same-sex marriage costs will be to the public, let alone private enterprise, when all those benefits are layered on.
    Do you really think that ALL 3-5% of the population that are homosexual are going to get married?
    As far as the government benefits, we pay taxes too, and should have access to the benefits that we are paying for you to have.
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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    Do you really think that ALL 3-5% of the population that are homosexual are going to get married?
    As far as the government benefits, we pay taxes too, and should have access to the benefits that we are paying for you to have.
    I think that money matters more than morals or popularity in moving the GOP platform. No more, no less. I have no idea how many gays will or will not get married. I really don't care if they do or if they do not--does not affect me one way or the other.

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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I think that money matters more than morals or popularity in moving the GOP platform. No more, no less. I have no idea how many gays will or will not get married. I really don't care if they do or if they do not--does not affect me one way or the other.
    If money matters, then they should look at the licensing fees that can be collected, and the taxes on wedding related services. That is money that could be coming in to state coffers.
    Same sex marriage in Maine is expected to boost tax revenue by $16 MILLION dollars as reported by the sun journal.
    In the past 5 years Mass had a tax revenue of $111 Million. From SSM alone.

    In 2004 the CBO found that the federal government would collect about $1 BILLION dollars each year if SSM were legal in all 50 states.

    There's the money.
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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    If money matters, then they should look at the licensing fees that can be collected, and the taxes on wedding related services. That is money that could be coming in to state coffers.
    Same sex marriage in Maine is expected to boost tax revenue by $16 MILLION dollars as reported by the sun journal.
    In the past 5 years Mass had a tax revenue of $111 Million. From SSM alone.

    In 2004 the CBO found that the federal government would collect about $1 BILLION dollars each year if SSM were legal in all 50 states.

    There's the money.
    I assume the Maine estimate works on the assumption that not all other states will have it. do you have a link to the CBO report though? Not that I do not believe you but I would be interested in discerning what assumptions they are making to come up with that number

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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I assume the Maine estimate works on the assumption that not all other states will have it. do you have a link to the CBO report though? Not that I do not believe you but I would be interested in discerning what assumptions they are making to come up with that number
    I'm on my phone, and haven't figured out how to link on this thing. But I will look for it tomorrow when I'm back on my laptop.

    CBO | The Potential Budgetary Impact of Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

    See if that will work.
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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    I was going by a news story, the actual CBO report says less than $1 Billion a year. I'm still reading the report.
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