NOTE FROM PAM: The headline says it all: “RNC chief: Gay marriage will burden small business“.

Michael Steele is still trying to reshape "his" party.  His song and dance gets funnier all the time.

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Republicans can reach a broader base by recasting gay marriage as an issue that could dent pocketbooks as small businesses spend more on health care and other benefits, GOP Chairman Michael Steele said Saturday.

Steele said that was just an example of how the party can retool its message to appeal to young voters and minorities without sacrificing core conservative principles. Steele said he used the argument weeks ago while chatting on a flight with a college student who described herself as fiscally conservative but socially liberal on issues like gay marriage. -Russ Bynum (HuffPost)

And it gets better below the fold…

Now all of a sudden I’ve got someone who wasn’t a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for,” Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. “So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money.”

ROFLMAO. OK Steele let’s stop all recognition of marriages and then companies will never have to be surprised that they have to offer benefits to a new spouse.

You don’t get it. Companies usually offers benefits because they value employees and want to keep them. This is evident by looking at how most of the Fortune 500 companies offer some LGBT benefits without it being mandated by the government. And, although your “new” argument might give the bigots another tree to hide behind temporarily, those trees are being cut down faster than the rain forest. And the “young voters” you talk about are helping do it.

Will St. James

Will St. James


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