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Maxine Waters

“We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these job losses — over 170 million jobs that could be lost.”

Maxine Waters

“After a good night sleep, I wake up the next day, and I say, ‘Come on, Tea Party, let’s get it on.'”

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“Where this ‘Obamacare’ [nickname] came from and this constitutional argument came from, I think was not borne out of a concern about whether or not people had health care, but because a decision was made to attack whatever this president does.”

Maxine Waters

“[W]e lost the House of Representatives…and then we had a new kind of spirit [that] came into the Congress and it was not a good one.

They kind of called themselves Tea Party, Pastor. I don’t know what party they been to – that must’ve been some bitter tea. Because they came with a mean spirit, and now they want to cut the food stamps. They don’t want to fund education. They want to give all the tax breaks to the richest people. And then they’re trying to do away with the health care reform we worked so hard for.

Pastor, when those people are messing with me in Washington D.C., and they come after me ’cause I’m trying to help poor people and people of color, I said they ain’t seen nothing yet, ’cause I don’t know how to stop fighting. I don’t know how to stop fighting.”

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“There’s been a lot of discussion about the Ryan budget and what they have to do to deny contraception to women. But it’s more than that. It goes to many places in this budget, whether you’re talking about child care, Head Start, food stamps — you will see that there is definitely a war on women.

…The polls are showing that women coming to the forefront, that they are speaking up, that they are creating a platform. They now understand who the enemy is and why they can’t get the kind up of support that women deserve in all of these areas.”

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“I saw pictures of Boehner and Cantor on our screens. Don’t ever let me see again, in life, those Republicans in our hall, on our screens, talking about anything. These are demons. These are legislators who are destroying this country rather than bringing us together, creating jobs, making sure we have a good tax policy, bringing our jobs from back off-shore, incentivizing those who keep the jobs here. They are bringing down this country, destroying this country, because they’d rather do whatever they can do destroy this president rather than for the good of this country.”

Maxine Waters

“Let me just say this: Anytime you have a gathering, homeless people are going to show up. They will find some comfort in having some other people out on the streets with them. They’re looking for food. Often times, the criminal element will invade. That’s life and it happens, whether it’s with protesters or other efforts that go on in this country.

So I’m not deterred in my support for them because of these negative kinds of things. I just want them to work at doing the best job that they can do to bring attention to this economic crisis and the unfairness of the system at this time.”

Maxine Waters

“It’s time for the bully pulpit of the White House to bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don’t come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes that they’ve worked so hard for, we’re gonna tax them out of business.”