Democrats, others react to GOP Milwaukee debate

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The three remaining Democrats running for president debate Saturday night in Iowa, but until then, their supporters were left sitting in the peanut gallery throwing out choice comments, at least on Tuesday night during the Fox Business News GOP debate from Milwaukee.

“Despite the softballs lobbed at Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and company tonight, they each managed to highlight why they can’t be elected president,” said Jessica Mackler with American Bridge. “Tonight the American people heard tired excuses. Why they don’t deserve a raise; how tax plans that disproportionately benefit the rich and Wall Street will magically help the middle class; and reasons why working families don’t deserve paid leave to take care of their loved ones. The takeaway from tonight is simple: if you still think trickle-down economics, neoconservative foreign policy, and financial deregulation work wonders, you have plenty of candidates to support in the Republican presidential field.”

“Not a single Republican presidential candidate has offered up any serious solutions to the single biggest economic threat facing our country: climate change,” said NextGen Climate president Tom Steyer. “Seventy-two percent of Republicans support accelerating our transition to clean energy, which will help solve climate change, create millions of jobs, lower energy bills and put more money in Americans’ pocketbooks. We need leaders who embrace these solutions, instead of relying on the dirty fossil fuel sources of the past. It’s time for Republican candidates to finally listen to voters and embrace clean energy.”

“The candidates really couldn’t help themselves tonight,” quipped DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “Jeb Bush continues to promote his roundly debunked plan to grow the economy. Ted Cruz forgot to mention that passing comprehensive immigration reform would have increased real GDP by $1.4 trillion. And Donald Trump and Ben Carson flat out said they wouldn’t raise the minimum wage for bogus reasons, while Marco Rubio said doing so would be a disaster. A disaster? The disaster is what would happen to the middle class if any one of these candidates were to become president.”

DWS added, “Sometimes I think that the Republican candidates forget it’s not just Republicans who are watching these debates. Each time they reveal their terrible positions and pander to their Tea Party base, they convince more voters that it is indeed the Democratic Party and our nominees who have their backs and will go to the mat for them to ensure the economy works for everyone.”

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The Democratic National Committee captured tweets from journalists around the country that it felt were worthy of sharing with reporters everywhere. Here are a few they included:

 

 Again, the next Democratic presidential debate is 9 p.m. Saturday at Drake University in Des Moines on CBS.

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  • Dave Francis

    November 11, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    In a final push to ensure the “workplace rights” of illegal immigrants in the U.S., the Obama administration continues to sign pacts with foreign countries guaranteeing to protect their nationals from discrimination on the job.

    This month its Ecuador’s turn and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, is sealing the deal. In past years the Department of Labor (DOL) has executed similar agreements with an assortment of countries, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and India. In fact, under Obama’s first Labor Secretary, former California Congresswoman, and influential La Raza figure Hilda Solis, the DOL signed a number of these “partnership agreements” vowing to protect illegal aliens working in the U.S.

    Solis even created a special division at the DOL to enforce labor and wage laws in industries that typically hire illegal aliens without reporting anyone to federal immigration authorities. Protecting the workplace rights of “vulnerable” migrants was a big priority at the agency under her leadership. During a ceremony to celebrate pacts with several foreign countries Solis said that “migrant workers make important contributions to our economy,” and that the deals will “help ensure these workers are aware of the right to safe workplaces and to receive full payment of the wages owed to them under the laws of the United States.”

    The effort continues and has carried over to other government entities such as the EEOC, an out-of-control agency which is always on the prowl for discrimination even when it’s not there. Last year Judicial Watch reported that, to keep with the Obama administration’s mission of operating a politically correct government, nearly half of the federal agency rulings dismissing employee discrimination were overturned by the EEOC. This cost American taxpayers an astounding $51.4 billion to settle discrimination claims that often had no merit. The EEOC has also taken unprecedented legal action against businesses nationwide, accusing them of everything from discriminating against minorities for running criminal background and credit checks to discriminating against Muslims for not allowing hijabs at work.

    Next week the agency will sign a National Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ecuador to “provide Ecuadorian nationals with information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to help them exercise their workplace rights.” The deal will “establish ongoing collaboration to fight discrimination,” according to an EEOC announcement. The agency will hold a ceremony at its Washington D.C. headquarters on November 10 to execute the MOU with Ecuadorian Ambassador Francisco Borja Cevallos. Its part of an agency plan to “protect the rights of immigrants, migrants and other vulnerable workers,” according to the EEOC announcement.

    Earlier this year the agency signed similar contracts with the Philippines and Mexico, the nation that sends the U.S. the largest number of illegal immigrants. Mexican Ambassador Eduardo Medina boasted that the pact “formalizes a fruitful and standing relationship between Mexico” and the EEOC and that the joint effort empowers Mexican workers in the U.S. EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien said that “stopping and remedying unlawful employment discrimination against immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers” is an agency priority. Here is the link to the actual MOU, which outlines the overall objective, training and education, outreach and communication and promotion of a dialogue.

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  • Dave Francis

    November 11, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    NO NEED FOR MASS DEPORTATION, JUST IMPLEMENT MANDATORY E-VERIFY?
    If American Democrats had at least one brain cell, (Liberal Radicals are absent of even one) How many enjoy the Democrats and Liberals by voting for them, so they can get so many benefits for–NOTHING? A majority are ‘Freeloaders’ are from the illegal foreigners, who want to take advantage of other peoples money.Voters otherwise they would realize taxes are taken out of their pay check to financially support low income illegal aliens? A tax credit for their children and many benefits the Obama Administration has issued to them is unlawful. WHAT ABOUT OUR CHILDREN? WHAT ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM TEENS. YOUNG MEN AND CANNOT EVEN GET JOBS? Every time another family arrives your family loses a few more dollars, forced from you by the aggressive IRS. Every time they slip across the porous border, your Child’s school will be further cramped and YOU of course pay for it all.

    SO THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER KEEPS PAYING AND PAYING; PAYING AND PAYING.

    In California they will be handing out MediCal, for illegal aliens costing the states taxpayers $$billions of state dollars. In California the state is inundated by millions of illegal immigrants and migrants and those taxpayers carry the unfair burden. Illegal aliens are stealing our jobs by the hundreds of thousands or even millions, citizen benefits and the American dream. Numerous states including California are issuing drivers licenses to foreign nationals along with the Motor Voter application and not informing that only citizens are allowed to vote.

    There is ONLY one possible American people’s messiah to stop the Obama Administration giving away our Constitutional rights and that is Donald Trump. He is the only true new Statesman who will stop the illegal alien invasion, except perhaps for the aid of Senator Ted Cruz? The rest of the presidential pack has no true answers or their remarks determined they will do nothing. Donald Trump has two powerful deterrents? MANDATORY E-VERIFY UNLEASHED UPON EVERY WORKPLACE BY ICE AGENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT. BUSINESS OWNER THAT IGNORES THE LAW WOULD FACE HEAVY MONETARY PUNISHMENT AND EVEN JAIL.

    TRUMP DOESN’T NEED TO DEPORT ANYBODY, MANDATORY E-VERIFY WILL CLEAR THE WORKPLACE OF UNAUTHORIZED WORKERS. NO OPTIONS AS WE HAVE NOW? ARREST AND DEPORT. OR GIVE ILLEGAL ALIEN WORKERS OF REPATRIATING THEMSELVES? RECRUITING MORE ICE AGENTS TO RAID BUSINESS AND REWARDING INFORMANTS OF ILLEGAL NATIONALS DOING JOBS CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENCE CAN DO; EASY AND ACCEPTABLE.

    In the United States there are an estimated 92 million Americans trying to scratch a living; underemployed and the rest trying to survive on food stamps and social welfare. The citizens and green card recipients are joined now by the well under estimated census numbers of 12 million illegal immigrants and migrants.

    It’s very beneficial to American workers that Judicial Watch, http://www.judicialwatch.org is a key non profit, legal organization, which probes with great accuracy the corruption that surrounds elected officials. The Corruption Chronicles relays to the public hidden investigation information.

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