Statements from Washington
Obamacare medical device tax "has led to the loss of thousands of jobs" in U.S.
"Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent" since Texas passed concealed-gun permit law.
"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."
Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."
"A million people … could get health insurance right away" if Texas expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.
"Texas Governor Rick Perry’s voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."
"78702 is the second-most gentrified ZIP code in the entire country."
"Neville Chamberlain told the British people: ‘Accept the Nazis. Yes, they will dominate the continent of Europe, but that is not our problem. Let's appease them. Why? Because it can't be done. We cannot possibly stand against them.’"
The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.
The White House had a live video feed of the Benghazi attacks as they occurred.
A congressional laundry closed due to the partial government shutdown.
Louie Gohmert of Texas "compared the current general-in-charge in Egypt to George Washington."
Louie Gohmert of Texas "blamed the mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado on ‘the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.'"
"Every month, we get the reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that say even more people have given up looking for work."
Only "four countries in the world… allow abortions after 20 weeks" of pregnancy.
"Thanks to (Rick) Perry's bad budgeting, the (Texas) highway department has to convert some modern paved state roads back to gravel."
"One out of 10 minimum-wage workers in the U.S. live in Texas."
"Ninety-five percent of all the wages in Texas are above minimum wage."
According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.
"Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas."
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