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How the 'Fiscal Showdown' Impacts Gay and Transgender Americans
Center for American Progress (leftist think tank) ^ | November 20, 2012 | Andrew Cray, Crosby Burns, and Erin Fitzgerald

Posted on 11/24/2012 4:23:28 AM PST by Salman

Avoiding sequestration remains a critical policy goal for Congress. Doing so is important for all Americans, including gay and transgender Americans and their families. As this report details, many federal programs, both directly and indirectly, function to support and serve the gay and transgender population. If across-the-board budget cuts go into effect, this population will experience a host of negative outcomes, including the following:

The bottom line: Gay and transgender Americans simply cannot afford to be caught in the middle of the fiscal showdown. Reductions to federal programs under sequestration would be particularly harmful to gay and transgender people of color, a population that already experiences significant health disparities and economic vulnerabilities due to their double minority status.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanprogress.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fdrq; gayagenda; homosexualagenda
Attention America: Gotta bankrupt ourselves for this, or else we are mean spirited bigots.
1 posted on 11/24/2012 4:23:36 AM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

Ya know that was my main concern too. I just spit up in my mouth AGAIN!


2 posted on 11/24/2012 4:25:28 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Salman

I tell you, this issue has been keeping me up many nights. I’m so stressed out over this I can’t sleep any more.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 4:30:04 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Salman

We have to stop sequestration so it won’t harm the faggots.

Geez: What has America become?


4 posted on 11/24/2012 4:38:38 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Salman

As a representative of transgenders I have no problem saying the Feds shouldn’t be doing any of that in the first place.

Cut away!


5 posted on 11/24/2012 4:39:34 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Salman

Wow. How were you able to dig this one out? That’s keeping your ear to the ground! Keep us posted, Sal.


6 posted on 11/24/2012 4:43:00 AM PST by Misterioso ("Evil requires the sanction of the victim." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Salman
Oh; gimme a break.

We are going bankrupt, and should worry about how it affects sex deviates lifestyles?

Only in the NEW Amerika would this bullshit even be discussed as "meaningful".

7 posted on 11/24/2012 4:44:39 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Salman
Gay and transgender Americans simply cannot afford to be caught in the middle of the fiscal showdown.

And yet in voting for leftists, supporting them financially, and spreading Marxist propaganda in education and the arts they have made a rod for their own back now that the financial ruin they engineered has come to pass.

8 posted on 11/24/2012 4:46:35 AM PST by relictele
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To: Salman
Of course, this is all bull.

This profligate administration will find a way to funnel pay-off money to the homos even if it has to disband the military.

9 posted on 11/24/2012 4:47:03 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
This profligate administration will find a way to funnel pay-off money to the homos even if it has to disband the military.

Or better yet, force the military to administer it so they can claim to be for "defense" spending.
10 posted on 11/24/2012 4:52:11 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Salman
"Transgendered"?


That's a guy dressed up like a sheila!


11 posted on 11/24/2012 4:54:50 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Salman

This is serious! It could lead to a K-Y jelly shortage and no medical care for gerbils.

Simply frightening I tell you!


12 posted on 11/24/2012 4:55:13 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Salman

Gaus are 6 % of the population...over 65 are 12 %, Why is there no story like this about a more-affected demographic?


13 posted on 11/24/2012 5:03:48 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Salman

Let me get this straight (pun intended) if the country goes to sequestration the .25% reduction in spending increases will devastate the gay community. Like a union Twinkie they would rather see the country collapse rather than take a cut in their share of the government graft.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 5:12:48 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Salman

Homos suck.


15 posted on 11/24/2012 5:25:34 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Salman

Changing the old Leftist rant, “world coming to an end—women and minorities hurt most” into “world coming to an end—sick and confused hurt most.”

Putting your pecker where nature says it don’t belong makes you special these days...oh, and playing female with swinging genitalia makes you extra “special.”

(hurl!)


16 posted on 11/24/2012 5:39:43 AM PST by Happy Rain ("11/6/2012=Suffrage for the selfish and shiftless has damned America to socialist perdition.")
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To: Salman
WTF CARES ? !
17 posted on 11/24/2012 5:46:21 AM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: Salman
Avoiding sequestration remains a critical policy goal for Congress

For a think tank, one would imaging they understand the definition of policy. One would also think they might understand that sequestration's affect on gays and transgendered rank up there with the affects of sequestrations affects on one armed banjo players.

18 posted on 11/24/2012 6:00:38 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Salman

The company quashed plans to open the new ‘Victors Secret’ stores.


19 posted on 11/24/2012 6:00:54 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Salman
the FDRQ think only about themselves and to hell with the country, typical RATS...
20 posted on 11/24/2012 6:17:41 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Salman
It took three journalists to write this "article." Too bad the "fiscal showdown" won't effect journalists.

I wonder if one of these "journalist" had an addadichtomy, or a cutadichtomy.

5.56mm

21 posted on 11/24/2012 6:24:55 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Salman.
Avoiding sequestration... is important for all Americans, including gay and transgender Americans and their families... many federal programs, both directly and indirectly, function to support and serve the gay and transgender population... Reductions to federal programs under sequestration would be particularly harmful to gay and transgender people of color, a population that already experiences significant health disparities and economic vulnerabilities due to their double minority status.
IOW, raise taxes.


22 posted on 11/24/2012 6:31:26 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Salman

The more I learn, the more I am thinking that going off the Fiscal Cliff is a good thing and something we should all support!


23 posted on 11/25/2012 9:26:24 PM PST by kaehurowing
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