The DNC Trolls #GOPDebate With Facts And Clever Gifs

The DNC Trolls #GOPDebate With Facts And Clever Gifs

Facts and reality were nowhere to be seen at last night’s #GOPDebate

The ECONOMY was center stage during the fourth GOP presidential primary debate that was hosted by Fox Business News and The Wall Street Journal. Per usual, Republican presidential candidates professed their devotion to crony capitalism, free-market solutions, deregulation, defund ACA, flat tax, 3-page tax code, Ronald Reagan, and, of course, a strong MILITARY.

The most compelling segment of the debate was when moderator Gerard Baker asked Carly Fiorina about Democrats successful track record of managing the economy compared to the Republicans.

“The Democrats will inevitably ask you and voters to compare the recent presidents’ jobs performance,” said Baker. “In seven years under President Obama, the U.S. has added an average of 107,000 jobs per month. Under Clinton, the economy added about 240,000 per month, under George W. Bush, it was only 13,000 a month. If you win the nomination, you will probably be facing a Democrat named Clinton. How are you going to respond to the claim that Democratic presidents are better at creating jobs than Republicans?” asked Baker, Fox Business News moderator.

Of course Carly Fiorina talked around the issue, pivoting to a story about an unnamed mother. In the story, an unnamed woman allegedly told Fiorina she worried about the future of her children, and went to bed crying every single night pondering about the lackluster economy. You know, those job reports that provide insight to President Obama’s policies that have created an estimated 100 thousand jobs a month, compared to former President Bush’s 13 thousand a month.

Watch: Carly Fiorina Sounds Off on Big Government via New Republic:

The DNC, undeterred by Friona’s deflection, was readily prepared with the facts:

YES, the economy performs better under Democratic policies. Facts are facts people.

On RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE, Senator Marco Rubio is against the measure:

According to Rubio, if raising the minimum wage worked, he would be for it. But all the Republican talking points point to the negative, so too bad for you hard-working middle class and poor people. Here’s the typical Republican talking point on raising wages:

“Raising the minimum wage will only benefit teens.”

“Increasing the minimum wage will cause people to lose their jobs.”

“Small business owners can’t afford to pay their workers more, and, therefore, don’t support an increase in the minimum wage.” Etc.

However, the Department of Labor has negated many of these “myths.” The truth is there are both positive and negative outcomes to a minimum wage increase, with the positive being more prevalent than the negative. Journalist Resource writes:

“In February 2014, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report, “The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income,” that explores two scenarios: Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 or $9.00. The report concludes that there are distinct trade-offs. Under the $10.10 scenario, there would likely be a reduction of about 500,000 workers across the labor market as businesses shed jobs, but about 16.5 million low-wage workers would see substantial gains in their earnings in an average week. Under the $9.00 scenario, the labor force would see a reduction of 100,000 jobs, but an estimated 7.6 million low-wage workers would see a boost in their weekly earnings.”

And, “At the macro level, a substantial increase in the federal minimum wage is likely to have broad effects, with some studies predicting that it could “ripple” across the economy, boosting the wages of nearly 30 percent of the American workforce.”

However, Rubio does deserve some credit. At least he showed up to the #GOPDebate, unlike his absent voting record in the Senate.

FYI, the DNC has dedicated this song to Rubio:

 

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Quiana Fulton is a political writer, and she has a bachelor in political science from American Military University. She’s not jaded by polarization but absolutely has no time for people who refuse to partake in preserving and strengthening Democracy. She’s a staunch liberal that is capable of being friends with conservatives and is always down for a good debate. She’s a pro-life Dem (and yes, they exist).

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Quiana Fulton is a political writer, and she has a bachelor in political science from American Military University. She’s not jaded by polarization but absolutely has no time for people who refuse to partake in preserving and strengthening Democracy. She’s a staunch liberal that is capable of being friends with conservatives and is always down for a good debate. She’s a pro-life Dem (and yes, they exist).

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