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Old 24 January 2017, 01:10 PM
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Default Is this from Bill Maher accurate?

Bill Maher made some pretty spectacular claims about Trump's new cabinet. I would like Snopes to find out how accurate they are. I'm enclosing a link to the show. It starts at 27:10. Sorry if I spelled their names wrong - I'm not that familiar with the men.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmIS1y0cUv0&t=3085s

* Rick Perry just found out he was in charge of the nukes (23:00)
*Andy Puzder not only doesn't want to raise the minimum wage he also wants to
deny fast food workers their rights to breaks and paying overtime.
* Tom Price thinks abortion is murder, gays shouldn't get married, doesn't believe in public health care, doesn't think HIV causes aids and bought stock in a company that makes hip implants then passed a bill that benefits companies that make hip implants.
* The guest ( I didn't catch her name) says at one point that one of the members of his new cabinet threw a 90 year old woman out of her house for owing 27 cents. I didn't catch where on the tape she said it so I didn't get his name but it's on the same show. That's the one I'm most interested in.
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Old 27 January 2017, 01:53 AM
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Re: Rick Perry
He has said publicly that he has changed his mind/or was wrong about wanting to abolish the Dept of Energy, however:

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/...uclear-arsenal

Re: Tom Price
http://www.advocate.com/politics/201...-hhs-secretary

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/18/health...s-profile-aca/

Re: Andy Puzder:
http://www.motherjones.com/environme...dnt-get-breaks

http://www.forbes.com/sites/vickyval.../#7bb5b913446e

The last one is about Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for Secretary Treasury:

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/1...mnuchin-232038

If you believe in science, human rights, education, or the importance of a free press, all of Trump's picks for Cabinet heads are appalling.
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Old 27 January 2017, 05:01 AM
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If you believe in science, human rights, education, or the importance of a free press, all of Trump's picks for Cabinet heads are appalling.
You left out "competence".
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Old 28 January 2017, 03:02 PM
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Thank you for replying. I think it's important to keep this thread going since Bill is going to keep this segment up all year and since he is a comedian it can come across as hyperbole for a punch line. I hope Snopes will let me. This week he just said that the two people he named for office didn't know anything about their office - I already knew that about them (Rick Perry and the education lady).
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Old 05 February 2017, 09:15 PM
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OK - According to Bill Maher we can now do the following thanks to Trump's new bills. Anyone know anything about this?
-Sell guns to the severely mentally ill
-Mining companies can dump their toxic waste into a stream
-Pastors can endorse politicians from the pulpit
-Oil companies don't have to report the bribes from third world dictators
-Financial advisors no longer have to act in the customer's best interests and can rip them off.
Starts at 19:06 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2_vevB28JU
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