Democrats this Thanksgiving graced us all with a cheat sheet to allow their minions to repeat "facts" without having the need to think for themselves. You can read it in full HERE.
A simple reading of this handout can be quickly dismissed with a little thought but often times our friends on the left don't think as much as they feel what's right or wrong. For instance, let's start with their first fact.
Simple questions which hopefully get their mind turning will immediately show the flaws in what they are bringing up. For instance...
If raising it to $10.10 an hour is good, then why wouldn't $20 an hour be better? Or how about $50? Or let's shoot for $500 an hour. Wouldn't that be great?
Regarding wages vs inflation, once again you can simply respond with a follow up question. What has caused inflation to increase since 1968?
The largest causes for inflation increases is government intervention, so who in their right mind would believe more intervention would be the answer?
Let's go on...
ENDING TAX LOOPHOLES FOR OUTSOURCERS
• Republicans voted against closing the loopholes that
corporations use to ship American jobs overseas.
Any time liberals throw out "facts" like this without giving the bill name or number I'm always skeptical. I'll get to the details in a moment.
First though think about this and the prior fact about inflation and let's think about it logically...
The government has increased wages to the point it is now cheaper to do much of the work in creating products overseas. American's buy imported products (as evident by the lines on Black Friday) because they are cheaper. Democrats wish to increase taxes on the goods coming in from overseas. And that leads to increased inflation which I thought Democrats were just saying was a bad thing?
Now let's get back to the details...
1) Double taxing corporations
2) Rolling back incentives for businesses to invest
3) Increased taxes on oil which would result in higher costs at the pump and increases in your heating oil costs.
• A majority of Americans – 63% – across party lines
support reform that creates a pathway to citizenship
for undocumented immigrants.
•The Senate passed a bipartisan reform bill 5 months
ago - but Speaker Boehner still refuses to offer a
timetable on a House vote.
A pathway to citizen ship is far different from what we are seeing with Democrats in MA. who have openly welcomed illegals who come here and continue to break other laws while living off the government.
Ask your liberal friend repeating from his or her cheat sheet if they feel it's ok for someone who has never worked in this country and never paid taxes in this country to instantly begin living off the tax payers collecting the benefits the rest of us pay for and our country is going deeper and deeper into debt because of.
Instead of rushing to grant 11 Million illegals citizenship wouldn't you rather get it right the first time?
UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
• 89% of Americans support universal background
checks for all gun buyers - but Boehner refuses to
hold a vote.
Take a step back for a moment and put aside emotions on gun control and think about facts for a minute.
In many instances of recent mass shootings the shooters had mental health problems. Because of HIPPA laws (many of which were passed by Democrats) even if we had full background checks, the gun stores would not have access to mental health records and the checks wouldn't prevent these individuals from purchasing weapons.
It is a federal felony to be engaged in the business of buying and selling firearms and ammunition without having federal firearm dealers license.
It is a crime for a federally licensed dealer to sell a gun without doing a background check. This applies to all dealers, including at retail stores (like Walmart), gun shows, flea markets, or anywhere else.
It is a federal felony to sell, trade, give, lend, rent, or transfer a gun to a person you know or should have known is not legally allowed to own, purchase, or possess a firearm. The penalty for selling a gun to a person who is a criminal, mentally ill, mentally incompetent, or an alcohol or drug abuser is a 10-year federal felony.
It is even a federal felony to submit false information on a background check form for the purpose of purchasing a firearm.
So now what isn't covered that Democrats feel need to be added to our already bloated federal gun laws?
•In 29 states, you can be fired for being gay. That’s
why the Senate passed the Employment Non-
Discrimination Act (ENDA) – protecting LGBT
Americans from workplace discrimination.
•House Republicans refuse to hold a vote on ENDA.
We as American consumers also have the right to boycott any business that discriminates.
Let's turn this one around to our liberal friends and ask the following...
If you own a business and it's your money being used, should you or should you not have the ability to use your own money how you see fit?
Let's say you own a store and find out that female cashiers bring in 10% more business. Since its your private business shouldn't you have the right to hire only female cashiers if you feel it generates more revenue?
How about a business that uses only attractive models in their ads and discriminates against overweight or unattractive people?
If they feel all discrimination is bad then ask them when they plan to boycott Hooters, all strip clubs that have strippers of only one gender, nearly every clothing store etc etc etc.
This brings us to column 2 of their cheat sheet, what the claim republicans are pushing that's bad for America
•House Republicans have voted more than 40 times to
repeal health care reform and sabotage it every step
of the way - including a government shutdown that
cost our economy $24 billion.
•By a 20-point margin, Americans favor keeping or
expanding the Affordable Care Act (58% to 38%).
•Multiple studies found the Affordable Care Act offers
competitive and affordable prices.
•BREAKING NEWS: Obamacare has already saved
seniors $8.9 billion in prescription drug costs - that’s
$1,209 per person.
Point 1, regarding the shut down, Republicans asked for a 1 year delay. Instead of Debating Obama and fellow democrats pushed back resulting in the shut down.
Not even a week after the shutdown concluded, several democrats including NH's Jean Shaheen began pushing for a 1 year delay (exactly what Democrats faulted Republicans for that resulted in the shut down).
Point 2, polls show the majority of Americans favor repeal
. The only polls democrats will be able to find in their favor are either polls from before the ObamaCare site launched and people began to see the real problems with it or polls that take advantage of the uninformed who do not understand that the Affordable Care Act and ObamaCare are one in the same. That's also why you now see Democrats abandoning the term ObamaCare.
Point 3, ObamaCare has INCREASED costs to most Americans. Anyone currently paying into the system is paying more. Those draining on the system get to drain more increasing the national debt.
The cost of ObamaCare over 10 years is expected to reach $1.3 Trillion.
Specifically regarding the cost savings to seniors, it isn't a real savings. It's passing the cost from one group to another. Now senior pay just 25% of their drug costs leaving the remaining to be put into premiums the rest of us pay. It's not a savings, it's a shell game.
BUDGET: MILLIONAIRES OVER MEDICARE AND THE
•Under the Paul Ryan Republican Budget, millionaires
would likely get a $245,000 net tax cut.
•Middle class families would pay an average of $3,000
more in taxes.
•Medicare would be cut by a total of $356 billion.
Do Democrats really want to talk budgets? We have the highest government spending of all time right now with record level deficits. Obama's unemployment rates continue to stay over 7% making this the worst economic recovery of the past 100 years. More people are on food stamps then ever before.
But let's look at their "facts", the above facts come from the group "The Tax Policy Center". This is the same group that claimed Romney's tax plans wouldn't work but yet praised Obama's ideas that we now see setting record deficits.
In fact, it's a highly ideological tract based on false assumptions, incomplete data and dishonest analysis. In other words, it is custom made for the Obama campaign.
the Tax Policy Center, a liberal think tank that has long opposed cutting income tax rates.
WAR ON WOMEN
•A majority of Republicans voted against reauthorizing
the Violence Against Women Act.
•House Republicans targeted birth control access in
their government shutdown ransom demands.
Republicans objected to the new version of the Violence Against Women Act because of additions Democrats made to the bill that they were concerned would not hold up in court. The Republicans attempted to pass the original version and Democrats shot that down.
Birth control is an interesting one because what Democrats want is to ignore the 1st Amendment. If your religious belief is that all life should be protected, then it would be a violation of your freedom of religion to be forced to pay for a policy that supports abortion. Again this goes back to the question of how much control should you have over your own money?
PUTTING BIG OIL BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT
•House Republicans voted to block federal fracking
rules and safeguards.
•100% of House Republicans voted against repealing
taxpayer-funded subsidies for Big Oil.
Like it or not our entire economy is driven by oil. Ending "subsidies" (which are actually cases of companies keeping their own money so they aren't funded by anyone) would increase oil costs resulting in a direct tax on the poor who would pay more for gas and heating oil. Not to mention it would increase costs of good in stores by increasing transportation costs.
• Paul Ryan’s budget slashes Pell Grant eligibility for
Nothing has done more to increase costs on college students then the mentality that everyone should go to college. And now that it's un-affordable and college students taking useless degrees can't find jobs, the government is once again redistributing wealth to fix a problem it created.
Giving away money for students wanting to take advanced basket weaving does nothing for our economy and doesn't ever produce a return on investment.