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“Your world is on fire!” Cruz wants terrified little girl to know apocalypse is here because...Obama

He's like an insane televangelist.



Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) took an odd approach to riling up voters in a New Hampshire speech on Sunday — by shouting at a child. According to reports, at an event held by the Strafford County Republican Committee, Cruz attempted to convey the urgency of the American political situation:

“It’s now or never,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve reached the point of no return yet. But we’re close. We are close! And I believe if we go four or eight more years on this same path, we risk losing the greatest country in the history of the world.”

He continued: “And the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind — the whole world is on fire.”

“The world is on fire?!” asked a little girl who was in the arms of her mother.

“The world is on fire,” he replied. “Yes! Your world is on fire!”


After a moment in which is bizarre fearmongering set in, he revised his statement. “But you know what?” he said. “Your mommy is here and everyone is here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better.”

http://www.salon.com/2015/03/16/your_world_is_on_fire_ted_cruz_terrifies_little_girl_in_nh_stump_speech/
Posted by Cali_Democrat | Mon Mar 16, 2015, 01:47 PM (12 replies)

CNN Has Completely Given Up on the Meaning of ‘Breaking News’

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-has-completely-given-up-on-the-meaning-of-breaking-news/

Over the past year, we’ve seen CNN use its “Breaking News” Chyron to report that solving the missing MH370 plane mystery “could take years” and to tell us that the Titanic sunk 102 years ago, among other less than urgent stories. But this latest example just might be the best “Breaking News” ever.

After Washington, D.C. police banned sledding on Capitol Hill during today’s snowstorm, CNN sent Joe Johns out into the cold to report on the parents and children who were boldly defying those rules:



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Posted by Cali_Democrat | Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:09 PM (14 replies)

What happens when you tax the rich and raise the minimum wage? Meet one of USA's best economies...

Wed Feb 25, 2015
By Walter Einenkel


When Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton took office in 2011, Minnesota had more than a $6 billion dollar deficit and an unemployment rate of 7%. Today, Minnesota's unemployment rate is now below 4% and they have a budget surplus of over $1.2 billion dollars. How did Mark Dayton do this? Did he heed his Republican opponent Tom Emmer's advice?...

Make no mistake, government cannot create the jobs we need to turn our economy around, but private business people can. State government can either help improve the necessary business climate – as I will do if elected governor – or it can hurt job development, as my opponents’ proposals to maintain the status quo would do.


No. No, he didn't....

During his first four years in office, Gov. Dayton raised the state income tax from 7.85 to 9.85 percent on individuals earning over $150,000, and on couples earning over $250,000 when filing jointly -- a tax increase of $2.1 billion. He's also agreed to raise Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2018, and passed a state law guaranteeing equal pay for women.


We all know that equal pay for women is a slippery slope that leads to voting rights and the loss of corsets and hoop skirts. Mark Dayton's approach of making people who can afford to pay, pay, helped eliminate the deficit. Raising the minimum wage gave more people money to spend. Businesses like money and they like people who have money to spend.

Between 2011 and 2015, Gov. Dayton added 172,000 new jobs to Minnesota's economy -- that's 165,800 more jobs in Dayton's first term than Pawlenty added in both of his terms combined. Even though Minnesota's top income tax rate is the 4th-highest in the country, it has the 5th-lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.6 percent. According to 2012-2013 U.S. census figures, Minnesotans had a median income that was $10,000 larger than the U.S. average, and their median income is still $8,000 more than the U.S. average today.


More...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/25/1366806/-What-happens-when-you-tax-the-rich-and-raise-the-minimum-wage-Meet-one-of-USA-s-best-economies
Posted by Cali_Democrat | Thu Feb 26, 2015, 12:02 AM (4 replies)

The Republicans are more of a danger to America than ISIS.

Republicans are willing to let thousands of Americans die because they hate Obama so much.

In fact, it's already been shown that thousands of Americans will die in states that don't expand Medicaid:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/harvard-study-medicaid-expansion-deaths

As many as 17,000 Americans will die directly as a result of states deciding not to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, according to a new study.

Researchers from Harvard University and City University of New York have estimated that between 7,115 and 17,104 deaths will be "attributable to the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states" in a study published in Health Affairs.

"The results were sobering," Samuel Dickman, one of the authors, said, according to the Morning Call. "Political decisions have consequences, some of them lethal."


How many Americans has ISIS killed? I don't think they've killed thousands or will kill thousands in the future.

Republicans are more of a threat to Americans than ISIS will ever be.
Posted by Cali_Democrat | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 04:54 PM (3 replies)
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