Pressed on how mathematically the Romney-Ryan tax plan would lower taxpayer bills by 20 percent without costing anything, Paul Ryan tells FOX News Sunday's Chris Wallace: “I don’t have the ... It would take me too long to go through all of the math."
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are understandably reluctant to explain the specifics their tax plan, because then they'd have to admit that it is mathematically impossible for them to institute their proposed cuts for the rich without raising the middle-class's tax burden.
Ryan is straight-up using his reputation as the Republican party's big budget wonk to get out of giving direct answers to any actual budget wonking questions. Because from his point of view, "I don't want to get too wonky" or "I don't have the time" are more palatable answers than "if I gave you details you'd see that I've been lying."
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In a 60 Minutes interview airing tonight, Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Lesley Stahl that he performed two gay marriage ceremonies while governor of California, in his office. One of the marriages was an assistant and the other was for his chief of staff Susan Kennedy.
Says Schwarzenegger when asked if that means he is for gay marriage:
I don't have to be for gay marriage. I'm for that she gets the kind of wedding and the kind of ceremony that I had when I got married with Maria. That she happens to love a woman, and I am-- a guy that loves a woman, that is two different things. It doesn't make any difference. She should still have her ceremony.
Schwarzenegger vetoed two bills while in office that would have legalized same-sex marriage in the state. It was later legalized by the Supreme Court, and removed shortly thereafter by Proposition 8.
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Good news. Jerry Brown signed SB 1172, which had languished on his desk for more than amonth after being passed by California's legislature in August, the SF Chronicle reports:
The bill, SB1172 by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance (Los Angeles County), bars mental health practitioners from performing so-called reparative therapy, which professional psychological organizations have said may cause harm. Gay rights groups have labeled them dangerous and abusive.
"This bill bans non-scientific 'therapies' that have driven young people to depression and suicide. These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery," Brown said in a statement to The Chronicle.
Brown approved the ban after the public release of two other lists of bills signed and vetoed earlier Saturday. Lieu's bill is expected to appear on a new list to be released Sunday.