Thursday, March 07, 2013

Obama signs another feel good act

The Violence Against Women Act bill that Obama signed today extends federal aid to gay, immigrant and tribal victims, while adding services for its original beneficiaries and a large voting bloc: women. But VAWA never denied services to Indian women or to lesbians or transgendered women, so what's the hoopla? Look at California's web site, and you'll see plenty of money going to Indians last year from VAWA. Mainly, it's grant money for "public servants" to earn a very healthy income and although a woman might find support and assistance AFTER the abuse, if she refuses to get out of an abusive situation with her Lesbian lover or a boyfriend, there's not much the agency that gets the money can do.

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