Skip to comments.Ted Cruz vows total repeal, no piecemeal fixes for failed ObamaCare
Posted on 04/04/2013 8:49:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has called for the complete legislative repeal of ObamaCare and its replacement by comprehensive healthcare reforms that actually increase patient choice, decrease the role of government bureaucrats and disconnect health insurance from employment.
"If you lose your job," Cruz said, "you don't lose your house, life or car insurance. They go with you wherever you go." It should be the same for health insurance.
In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with IBD's weekly M&M podcast, the Texas freshman said, "Our first priority is repealing ObamaCare and repealing it in its entirety. The program isn't working." And he added, it's already killing jobs, curtailing work hours and benefits.
The complete Cruz audio podcast is available here, Episode No. 100, involving the two regular hosts, Andrew Malcolm, IBD's national politics columnist, and Melissa Clouthier of Liberty Pundits.
Cruz is a 42-year-old political neophyte (senator is his first elected office) who rode to an upset GOP primary runoff and a general election victory last year on a potent collective wave of dissatisfaction with status quo political forces in the Lone Star state and beyond.
The Princeton cum laude graduate credits the Tea Party, Sarah Palin and the conservative blogosphere with his win. But the fact is, like someone else who once was in the Senate and moved on to higher office, Cruz has earned a reputation for eloquence and clear communication of complex ideas. These are skills honed as Texas' first Hispanic solicitor general, in private practice and teaching Supreme Court litigation at the University of Texas.....
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A brave man. Does he have a family? His courage will only last until Obama threatens his family.
A drone is headed toward Cruz’s house now.
Good Luck, Ted. Time is running out. Come January 1st 2014, barring any activity against this monster, its going to be a free for all at emergency rooms across the country. Think about it, an extra forty million “covered lives” all claiming that their healthcare is FREE. Treat Me NOW
You look the monster in the eye, Ted. Texas is lucky to have you.
Good luck with that, but the people chose Obama and socialism. Nobody cares.
What does it matter anyway?
“A brave man. Does he have a family? His courage will only last until Obama threatens his family.”
They “convinced” John Roberts.
My fear is the repubs will "try to fix it". Cruz is right,.....just kill it completely.
Cruz is a good man....but too many Amnesty Liberals in the GOP want to extend OsamaCare to Illegal Aliens via Illegal Alien Amnesty....that they have abandoned stopping ObamaCare
The GOP would fight Cruz on stopping ObamaCare
you have to love this guy....everything that Florida’s grayson isn’t
Cruz is fantastic. He shows no sign of having been coopted by McConnell or any of the other establishment, go-along, get-along fossils so far.
Oh, to have 59 more like him in the Senate.
Go Ted. Don’t mend it, end it!!
Wow. No political experience and looks what he is doing. We need more neophytes.
Ted needs to come back to Texas to help us in the TNM in our efforts for a free and independent Texas. The federal government can’t be fixed.