'Deport' isn't there
"The platform of the Republican Party says deport everybody and to hell with it."
Temporary stays aren't amnesty
Says 95 percent of people caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border said in a survey "we are coming because we’ve been promised amnesty."
Few from"terrorist" countries or havens
Says of flood of non-Mexicans being apprehended at the border: "These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations."
Uptick started in 2011
A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."
Smaller than Bulgaria's army too
"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."
UPDATED: China a distant No. 2
Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."
Crooks? They'd done their time
"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."
Borrow your truck?
"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."
Perry: It's ok if a state wants to set a minimum
Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.
More of the rest of us are behind
"From the ‘Do As I Say Not As I Do’ department: federal employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes."
State and federal roles
Since 2000, Texas has reduced "harmful pollutants in the air like nitrogen oxide by 62.5 percent, and ozone by 23 percent--a reduction that is 12 percent greater than the national average."
Local toll dollars spent on move
The Obama administration spent "$205,075 in ‘stimulus’ funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16."
Dan Branch "once lobbied for the AFL-CIO."
After watching Arizona's law in action
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
UPDATED: Fold spindle distort
Wendy Davis "was just doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization."
UPDATED: Maybe in the '80s
Wendy Davis raised money for a U.S. House Democrat who is a member of a Democratic socialists group.
Bills counted since 1947
With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."
Or 38 percent or 50 percent?
Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."
Sought, not accepted
Ryan Sitton’s company "accepted over $650,000 in Obama stimulus dollars."
There's a house for sale
"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."
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