Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) FL-20 just took a dump in my inbox. In her latest correspondence to email recipients she strings together one untruth after another. This is not unusual for the reprehensible Representative who does her hair in a deep fat fryer, I think.
Her email claims that the recently passed Republican budget hurts…wait for it… children, seniors, and national security.
Really? I wasn’t aware that a budget was passed at all. A Continuing Resolution to keep government running for 3 weeks was passed, but that’s all. And the cuts it contained were more like a rounding error.
So, that’s a lie to start with.
She then goes on to say that she spoke with ‘working mothers concerned’ about cuts to Head Start, which she claims increases High School graduation rates. Sorry, ma’am, but there is no evidence to support this myth initially championed by Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential race. Government sponsored baby sitting provides no such ‘head start’ or such graduation successes.
Head Start is just another liberal sacred cow with a healthy appetite but no proven record of success.
Consider the views of child-development scholar Edward Zigler, a founder of Head Start. As far back as 1987, when educators were debating the merits of universal preschool, he warned, “This is not the first time universal preschool education has been proposed…[In the past], as now, the arguments in favor of preschool education were that it would reduce school failure, lower dropout rates, increase test scores, and produce a generation of more competent high school graduates….Preschool education will achieve none of these results.”
Then she went on to claim that there are $1.7B in cuts to Social Security, another scare tactic, but another lie as well. There are NO cuts to Social Security benefits proposed. But her emails claims…
In Florida, that means 256,542 people would go to the Social Security office for help and find the lights off and the doors locked.
This is fear mongering of the most cynical kind and clearly a device to keep seniors on the big government plantation.
And finally, as everyone knows, Democrats are big proponents of strong national security, so it is alarming that Whopperman was supposedly briefed by ‘port security officials’ who were concerned about a 66% cut to port security funds nationwide by those axe wielding Republicans.
What’s that? No axe?
Not really. No cuts? Pretty much.
But facts have never mattered to Wasserman Schultz.
Republicans, who have no upper body strength and seem incapable of swinging an axe, cut as much as they could using a plastic knife.