Speaker Boehner Hates Wasteful Spending

Except when he doesn't.

The legal defense fund for the team arguing in favor of DOMA, which according to the Department of Justice is unconstitutional, has been tripled.

House Republican leaders have tripled the amount allocated for a legal team arguing in support of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) from $500,000 to $1.5 million of taxpayer money.

A modified contract between the General Counsel to the House of Representatives and former Solicitor General Paul Clement of Bancroft PLLC sets a cap of $750,000 which can be raised up to $1.5 million. [...]

Reps. Robert A. Brady (D-PA), Charles Gonzales (D-TX) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released a statement calling the spending "unconscionable."

"The entire contracting process has lacked any semblance of transparency," the statement said.

This is a perfect illustration of the Republican's idea of creating a job. An overly generous, no-bid contract to overpaid douche-bags in suits who are fighting a losing battle.

The Department of Justice does not decline to defend a law and label it as unconstitutional on a whim. They do so because there is no viable defense of the law as it is written.

This is money spent defending a law which tells you who you can and cannot marry, by the way. That sounds like big government to me. Aren't Republicans suppose to be against big government?

At least the fruits of this contract may actually trickle down as this is money straight down the toilet.