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Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor
Newsmax ^ | July 20 2014 | Todd Beamon and Elliot Jager

Posted on 07/22/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said that to resurrect America's greatness it was necessary to revive the economy, defend the Constitution, and restore America's place in the world arena.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cruz; palin
Other speakers during the three-day event, which began on Friday, included former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, and Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Tim Scott of South Carolina.

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1 posted on 07/22/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Actually it would be more accurate to say the that Rich do fine with big government and the working poor are screwed.

The rich will be fine without big government and the poor will become wealthier.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 6:11:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

As much as I like Cruz, he’s going down the wrong path with this argument. The working rich don’t do “fine” with big government. They just are able to get screwed and survive. There is nothing “fine” about having the top 10% paying 70% of all income taxes.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 6:18:34 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
There is nothing “fine” about having the top 10% paying 70% of all income taxes.

There is nothing “fine” FAIR about having the top 10% paying 70% of all income taxes.

4 posted on 07/22/2014 6:28:01 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cripplecreek

I agree with you somewhat. However, both Big Government and Big Corps screw the poor. It’s LIB Gov’t that is the problem. Trading one slave master for another isn’t the answer. The answer is to free everyone under a conservative government. As much as I loathe “Big government” ... Big Corp is worse. You cant change Big Corp or vote it out of office.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 6:40:34 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Agreed. Democrats want to steal from the producers through government. RINOs want to steal from producers through business. It would solve a lot of problems if individuals were paid according to the value they create, not by hourly pay and not by government check.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 6:49:33 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
As much as I like Cruz, he’s going down the wrong path with this argument.

He is going down the right path, which should be followed by more Reps. Jeff Sessions should be listened to, Becoming the Party of Work-- How the GOP can help struggling Americans, and itself.

"When Americans went to the polls in 2012, the following was true: Work-force participation had sunk to its lowest level in 35 years, wages had fallen below 1999 levels, and 47 million Americans were on food stamps. Yet Mitt Romney, the challenger to the incumbent president, lost lower- and middle-income voters by an astonishing margin. Among voters earning $30,000 to $50,000, he trailed by 15 points, and among voters earning under $30,000 he trailed by 28 points.

And what did the GOP’s brilliant consultant class conclude from this resounding defeat? They declared that the GOP must embrace amnesty. The Republican National Committee dutifully issued a report calling for a “comprehensive immigration reform” that would inevitably increase the flow of low-skilled immigration, reducing the wages and living standards of the very voters whose trust the GOP had lost.

Over the past four decades, as factories were shuttered and blue-collar jobs were outsourced or automated, net immigration quadrupled. Yet the corporate-consultant class has pronounced that an insufficient level of immigration is the problem. A more colossal misreading of the political moment has rarely occurred.

Perhaps the most important political development now unfolding in the U.S. is the public’s growing loss of faith in our political and financial elites of both parties. To open the ears of disaffected voters, the GOP must break publicly from the elite immigration consensus of Wall Street and Davos. Republicans have a clear path to building a conservative majority if they free themselves from the corporate consultants and demonstrate to the American public that the GOP is the only party aligned with the core interests, concerns, and beliefs of everyday hardworking citizens.

7 posted on 07/22/2014 7:04:20 AM PDT by kabar
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To: TexasCajun
Government at all levels controls 40% of GDP equating to similar levels in socialist Europe. Crony capitalism is alive and doing very well. How much of the wealth of the top 10% is due to crony capitalism?

The taxpayers bail out the banks. Obamacare mandates the individual to buy health insurance using specific coverage requirements like maternity benefits. The corporate elites own both parties and the American worker has been abandoned. Mass immigration has taken jobs from Americans and depressed wages. Gates, Buffet, and Adelson want more foreign workers and amnesty. What's FAIR about that?

8 posted on 07/22/2014 7:11:26 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Don't get all worked up over one statement in the news. Cruz is my Senator and if you follow him at all, you will see he has ALL the right answers.( at least so far) He believes lower taxes for all is more stimulative than counterfeiting in the Fed. He also believes in de-regulation as much as is practical. You have already seen that he doesn't back down, no matter where the pressure comes from. There are many youtube vids of him speaking on policy that won't take him out of context with creative editing, or you just might go to a rally in person to really get a "thrill up your leg".

As it is right now, Cruz is my guy. He could get all screwed up about immigration or some other topic, but for right now, after all I've heard and read, he's the real deal. I can't say that about some of the others. Rubio's has screwed the pooch on immigration and Christy never had a chance anyway. I don't think a northern liberal will win in the south EVER. I think Romney would have been OK, but from Mass, Mormon, Michigan,........too much baggage for Texas and Tennessee.

If you pay close attention, the candidates that scare libs the most are the ones they destroy,....ergo Sarah Palin. Since Cruz made the scene, he has a big target on his back. As a conservative wanting to repopulate the Republican Party with Constitutional Conservatives, Cruz fills in all the blanks. I have several candidates that have pleasing points, but Cruz is the perfect one so far. Almost anyone the establishment backs is a non starter for me.

9 posted on 07/22/2014 10:56:20 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
I agree in a couple senses. Many of the rich do NOTHING to challenge or battle the big government coming their way. They just sit by and enjoy their riches. Why does it take the middle class to stand up and do something?

Again, many public companies do nothing but play with the big government institutions without fighting back. So why should we the middle class go to bat to protect them from higher taxes?

Many of the rich (Gates, Heinz, ect) are actually complicit in helping the Democrat party and moving their agenda forward. Why are the Koch brothers really the only ones that appear to be on our side?

10 posted on 07/22/2014 11:16:02 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: kabar

very well said


11 posted on 07/22/2014 4:40:47 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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