Friday, June 4, 2010

Obama Attempts To Expand The Deficit By Expanding Employee Benefits To Same Sex Partners

Many private businesses provide employee benefits for same sex partners as a business decision. Companies use benefits to recruit and retain qualified employees. President Obama had the federal government expand benefits to same sex partners last year. Now, he is expanding those benefits again. It is difficult to understand why President Obama is making this change now, unless he is pandering to his 'gay' base. Federal employees already make more than their private sector counterparts. Surely, with unemployment at 9.9%, the government isn't having trouble recruiting. Any expansion of employee benefits has a cost. With deficits at record levels, this seems a poor time to expand benefits just to pander to a small voter segment.

President Obama extended Wednesday a wider range of benefits to the same-sex partners of eligible federal workers, including access to medical treatment, relocation assistance, credit unions and fitness centers.

The move goes beyond a memo Obama signed last June...

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