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Schumer dismisses Cruz criticism

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Trump called for unity — he didn’t even last a week Overnight Defense: GOP plays hardball by attaching defense funding to CR | US reportedly drawing down in Iraq | Russia, US meet arms treaty deadline | Why the military wants 6B from Congress MORE (D-N.Y.) suggested on Sunday that Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSasse statement: Trump nominee who spread conspiracy theories has a ‘tinfoil hat’ Coalition of 44 groups calls for passage of drug pricing bill For the sake of our democracy, politicians must stop bickering MORE (R-Texas) has gone down the rabbit hole with his criticism of President Obama’s policies. 

“A lot of it's sort of Alice in Wonderland,” he said on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “He says the president's policies haven't worked, but he hasn't let them go into effect.  He's blocked just about every one.”

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Cruz appeared just before Schumer on the show and echoed the charge of other Republicans that Obama’s policies have increased the income inequality the president has said he hopes to alleviate in his second term. Obama is expected to focus on the issue in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

“If President Obama wants to give an honest, candid State of the Union address this week, he'll address the fact that his economic policies are not working and that they're exacerbating income inequality,” Cruz said. “They're hurting the people who are struggling the most.”

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