The Ed Show | February 25, 2013
>>> show." seems like every time republicans don't have their facts on their side, they just go ahead and make stuff up. let's take the sequester, for instance. the country wants a mix of tax increases and spending cuts to undo the austerity bomb. instead of compromising on those, republicans are making stuff up where? on twitter. here is a tweet from house leader eric cantor . president obama wants to raise your taxes so he can pay people $1.2 million to play world of warcraft ? and of course cantor's buddies in the house leadership all followed suit with similar tweets complaining about the spending on world of warcraft . this is world of warcraft here on the wall. i never heard of it before until we were doing the story tonight. it's one of those violent fantasy video games that kids like to play. so why in the world would president obama want to spend over a million dollars to pay people to play video games ? well, it turns out there is a real good reason. the national science foundation , something that the republicans are always short on, science, that foundation awarded north carolina state university two grants totalling $1.2 million to study whether video games can slow mental declines in senior citizens . seniors play puzzle games as well to understand how video games can improve cognition, develop games for seniors that will improve cognitive function, and reduce the cost and impact of diseases like dementia and alzheimer's on the health care system . and it turns out that cantor was wrong about the game. in fact, it turns out the seniors aren't playing world of warcraft . they're playing games like boom blocks and a simple puzzle action game like jenga. wrong again, cantor. not only is cantor and the republicans lying to you one more time, they're demonizing a program that could help america's seniors deal with diseases like alzheimer's and dementia. the facts aren't on their side, so they're just making stuff up again.
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