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Old 07-09-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Anybody see this in the MSM aka, the obama-media?

AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the truth: AIDS activists shut down US Capitol rotunda over Obama reversal on AIDS policy


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Candidate Obama said he would help overturn the ban on needle exchange. President Obama reversed himself and banned federal funding for needle exchanges in his budget this year.
Obama Budget Bans Federal Funding For Needle Exchange, Breaking Campaign Pledge

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Obama, during the primary campaign, pledged his support of needle exchange programs to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS. When he took over the White House, the administration website affirmed: "The President also supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rates of infection among drug users."

Yet Obama's budget includes language that bans spending federal money on needle-exchange programs.

White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said the administration isn't yet ready to lift the ban - but Obama still supports needle exchange.

"We have not removed the ban in our budget proposal because we want to work with Congress and the American public to build support for this change," he said.
He has used this excuse more than once after backpedaling on his campaign promises.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Obama changed his mind, yet again.

He got into office on his promises. I hope people wake up and see what is happening.
Gays, Aids, people making less than $250K, lord knows who else.

He targeted these groups and made promises. The people voted on those promises.

He's also made promises to the Hispanic people. I'm waiting for that shoe to drop.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Anybody see this in the MSM aka, the obama-media?
Yes. But you have to actually look at the mainstream media in order to find it. Try it sometime.

Police: 26 arrested in AIDS protest at Capitol - CNN.com

washingtonpost.com

26 AIDS activists arrested at U.S. Capitol - Politics AP - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/1134452.html - broken link)

Another only in DC moment... - First Read - msnbc.com

Police arrest 26 AIDS activists at Capitol protest - San Francisco Chronicle (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/07/09/national/w082344D68.DTL - broken link)

AIDS Activists Arrested at Capitol Protest - Political News - FOXNews.com
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Somehow I have a feeling that if this ban does get lifted, the bitter loser club will still be unhappy.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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I could care less about those issues... I wished he had reversed himself on issues he has already pushed through, corporate bailouts, poorly-designed stimulus, cap and trade, health care reform (cause its not really reform), etc... these things, I think were really bad ideas...
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: NYC
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What hapenned to personal responsability? If these people are choosing to do drugs and even worse, share needles while using them, why should we pay for their needles?
I understand it saves lives, but how much is too much? I thought Republicans are all about personal responsibility and small government, why is this any different?

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Old 07-09-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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What hapenned to personal responsability?
The point is another broken pledge by obama.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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Obama changed his mind, yet again.

He got into office on his promises. I hope people wake up and see what is happening.
Gays, Aids, people making less than $250K, lord knows who else.

He targeted these groups and made promises. The people voted on those promises.

He's also made promises to the Hispanic people. I'm waiting for that shoe to drop.
taxing health benefits
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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Default This is very good stuff

I am a member of Philadelphia ACTUP this was a very good action and more will come if the demands are not met!
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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The point is another broken pledge by obama.

BULL! Another lame attempt at creating an issue where none exists.

The ban on needle exchange and the ban on Federal fnding are distinctly different things. Don't try to sell this hypocritical crap that the Uptighty-Righties who cringe in fear and yell SOCIALISM! at the mere mention of government possibly buying a Band-Aid for an American are now up in arms because the government won't fund needle exchange. WHAT a load of whiney BS for NO other reason than producing more whiney BS.
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