Statements from Washington
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."
There "are 500 registered Republicans moving" to Texas "every day."
About 40 percent of U.S. illegal immigrants "came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home."
Obamacare-caused paperwork will annually absorb 190 million hours or more--and Mount Rushmore could be built 1,547 times over "with the paperwork."
"Every year, more than $40 million are leaving Missouri for the Lone Star State."
Says that "unlike Texas, Missouri has a perfect AAA credit rating."
Says U.N. arms treaty will mandate a "new international gun registry."
"According to a recent Congressional Budget Office report, under Obamacare, 7 million people will lose their employer-sponsored insurance."
Says that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.
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