Schumer dismisses Cruz criticism

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerSunday shows preview: Scaramucci makes TV debut as new communication chief OPINION | How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts OPINION | Hey Dems, Russia won't define 2018, so why not fix your party's problems instead? MORE (D-N.Y.) suggested on Sunday that Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzEx-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis Cruz: GOP will 'look like fools' if ObamaCare isn’t repealed The GOP Wonder Women who saved healthcare for 22 million MORE (R-Texas) has gone down the rabbit hole with his criticism of President Obama’s policies.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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