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.
RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE•Raising the minimum wage from $7.25/hour to$10.10/hour would increase the pay of 30 millionAmericans.•The minimum wage hasn’t kept pace with inflation.Today, 40% of American workers make less than the1968 minimum wage.
ENDING TAX LOOPHOLES FOR OUTSOURCERS• Republicans voted against closing the loopholes thatcorporations use to ship American jobs overseas.
IMMIGRATION REFORM• A majority of Americans – 63% – across party linessupport reform that creates a pathway to citizenshipfor undocumented immigrants.•The Senate passed a bipartisan reform bill 5 monthsago - but Speaker Boehner still refuses to offer atimetable on a House vote.
UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS• 89% of Americans support universal backgroundchecks for all gun buyers - but Boehner refuses tohold a vote.
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.
EQUALITY•In 29 states, you can be fired for being gay. That’swhy the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) – protecting LGBTAmericans from workplace discrimination.•House Republicans refuse to hold a vote on ENDA.
OBAMACARE REPEAL•House Republicans have voted more than 40 times torepeal health care reform and sabotage it every stepof the way - including a government shutdown thatcost our economy $24 billion.•By a 20-point margin, Americans favor keeping orexpanding the Affordable Care Act (58% to 38%).•Multiple studies found the Affordable Care Act offerscompetitive and affordable prices.•BREAKING NEWS: Obamacare has already savedseniors $8.9 billion in prescription drug costs - that’s$1,209 per person.
BUDGET: MILLIONAIRES OVER MEDICARE AND THEMIDDLE CLASS•Under the Paul Ryan Republican Budget, millionaireswould likely get a $245,000 net tax cut.•Middle class families would pay an average of $3,000more in taxes.•Medicare would be cut by a total of $356 billion.
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 reauthorizingthe Violence Against Women Act.•House Republicans targeted birth control access intheir government shutdown ransom demands.
PUTTING BIG OIL BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT•House Republicans voted to block federal frackingrules and safeguards.•100% of House Republicans voted against repealingtaxpayer-funded subsidies for Big Oil.
SLASHING EDUCATION• Paul Ryan’s budget slashes Pell Grant eligibility forcollege students.