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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Straight and gay marriages alike can be based solely on financial benefits
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Yesterday, I told you HERE about the Georgia Republican chairwoman’s theory that some so-called gay marriages might just be schemes to gain certain tax breaks and health-care benefits.

Steve Benen says HERE that such schemes can apply as well to marriages of the heterosexual variety:

[W]hat really gets me about Sue Everhart’s argument is its broader applicability.

As she sees it, two consenting adults could marry in order to expand access to health care benefits. This could happen, she says, even if you’re “straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow.”...

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