Archive for November 11, 2011

Texas Senator John Cornyn was on Capitol Hill today at a Senate Committee hearing on repealing the Defense of Marriage Act which is a federal law that doesn’t recognize gay marriage from the states and bans gay married couples from federal benefits. If your spouse dies, you can draw some of the dead spouses Social Security benefits. But according to Senator Cornyn if your gay spouse dies, screw you, the US is broke. Sorry Social Security has no money, you are on your own!

A few mainstream media outlets have focused on Guantanamo Bay this week, as accused prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri finally faces a military tribunal. He’s the supposed mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen which killed 17 sailors. So as the media focuses on Nashiri’s trial, let’s take a look at Gitmo from a financial perspective, is it financially beneficial to keep these detainees abroad, or in the US?