Now that Ted Cruz has officially put in his bid to run for president of the United States in 2016, it has become even more imperative that voters understand who the guy really is!
At a christian college called “Liberty University” which was founded by Jerry Falwell, Ted Cruz made his presidential run announcement during a speech to the student body as well as other attendees. It should be noted that the University actually forced the students to attend the speech; which is probably why some students showed up in red shirts denoting their support for presidential hopeful Rand Paul, although he had not announced at the time of Cruz’s speech.
It was likely no surprise to many that Cruz informed the crowd that repealing Obamacare would be one of his primary goals as president. Included in his commitments if elected president were his usual goals to:
- Get rid of the IRS
- Improve the jobless rate that, thanks to President Obama, has already been improved
Now to be clear, despite his promise to improve the jobless rate which he, for some unknown reason, seems to believe is a current issue in the lives of most Americans, the fact is (as of this post) the unemployment rate sit lower than it’s been in 7 years; and what Americans really need are higher wages. Unfortunately, however, Ted Cruise is AGAINST raising the minimum wage!! And in fact, Cruz does NOT believe there should even be a minimum wage. He is all for “slave” wages… what Republicans tend to call “Right to Work“, but voters should NOT be fooled by the name… Right to work is simply a fancy misleading name that means employers can pay workers whatever wage they want, even if that is a dollar an hour, and workers have a right to work for those wages if they choose to do so… After all, this is the type of wage workers in third world countries get from United States employers. Sadly, many business owners would love to pay these substandard wages to U.S. workers as well…
As far as repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) goes, let us not forget that Ted Cruz took out 21 hours of valuable legislative time on the Senate floor, wasting tax dollars, while he read Green Eggs and Ham during his infamous marathon filibuster. This was Cruz’s attempt to apply the book’s meaning with reasons to defund Obamacare. What Cruz failed to recognize was that in Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham story, the character who eventually gave in and tried the dish actually liked it! In parallel, most people trying Obamacare actually like it. Some even say they love it! While others say they do not know what they would do without it! This means Cruz’s failed filibuster was even more a waste of time than originally thought by those with sense. With all that said, do not forget his reading antics wound up causing the 2013 government shutdown that costs the American millions of taxpayer dollars!
Update: Ted Cruz announced on March 24, 2015, that he would be signing up for Obamacare! His rationale was that his wife, Heidi, would be quitting her Goldman Sachs job where she carried insurance for the family in order to go on the presidential campaign trail with Cruz. He tried to make it sound like utilizing Obamacare would be perfectly okay for him and his family because the plan was set up to cover all Senators and their families; and that many of them signed up for that government perk. [Now if this is not hypocritical, then who knows what is!]
Here are a few issues and policies Ted Cruz is against/voted against as a Senator. His current stance is to utilize these political views as policy-making templates if elected president:
- Ted Cruz voted against the Minimum Wage Fairness Act
- He voted against the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
- He voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 that would prevent employers from discriminating against workers on basis of their sexual identity, real or perceived, meaning if a person appeared to be gay, they could be denied employment just like actual gay persons could be denied.
- He even voted against Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans that would make it easier for college students to repay their education debts [but he wants students to vote for him]
- Cruz co-Sponsored and voted in favor of a bill to approve the Keystone Pipeline that would help Canada while continuing to cause problems in the United States – could be a conflict of interest with his Canadian birth… You be the judge!
- Cruz voted against a bill to protect women’s health from corporate interference
- He opposed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
- He even voted against helping victims of Hurricane Sandy via the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
- Cruz is also against gun control
- Opposes immigration
- Doesn’t believe in global warming
- Is anti-evolution
- Against same-sex marriage
With respect to his stance on gun control, Cruz claimed during the hearing with Trayvon Martin’s mother that stand your ground laws actually help African-Americans. He had the nerve to say some people are trying to undermine the Trayvon Martin jury verdict despite Cruz’s continually trying to undermine the ACA!
Despite voting against raising the minimum wage so that more Americans can earn a decent living in the workforce, Ted Cruz actually claimed that President Obama’s policies were only helping the rich. Meanwhile, Cruz and his Tea Party cohorts blatantly refused to pass President Obama’s jobs bill that would have supplied jobs to millions of Americans of all ethnicities! He and the rest of those Tea Partiers as well as other GOP “leaders” (if you want to call them that) did nothing but stand in President Obama’s way during Cruz’s entire time in office since Barack Obama has been President. And the fact remains that, had the Republicans helped instead of hindered the President’s efforts, the USA would have recovered from the Republican created economic disaster much sooner and worker’s wages would be a LOT HIGHER!! Thus, Cruz has NO BUSINESS talking about President Obama’s policies only helping the rich! Ted Cruz is a Tea Party person who was not even born in the United States. Instead he was born in Canada and no one can pinpoint why it took 9 to 10 days for papers documenting his birth were filed in that country if he truly was born there to an American citizen… Despite the legality of the circumstances, if he is REALLY an American who wants to be president, he needs to shut up and put up! Since this is not likely, the American people must dump/reject any bid that would land Ted Cruz’s feet in the Oval Office!
In regard to dismantling the IRS, one can only wonder how Cruz plans to fund the war with Iran the Republican party is so determined to start!
Dump this Tea Party candidate by voting for Hillary Clinton should she decide to run… If not, any Democrat would be better for the country than a clown car righty who lives off the same government he wants to deny land-born American citizens!!