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Ted Cruz on America's Economic Problems [tellin' it like it is!]
Brody File/CBN ^ | January 25, 2013 | David Brody

Posted on 02/25/2013 10:26:16 AM PST by upchuck

In a one-on-one interview at his home in Houston, Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz tells the Brody File that President Obama is, “the most radical president we’ve ever seen.” But he also adds that when it comes to our current economic troubles, “an awful lot of Republicans, failed to stand for principle and contributed to getting us in this mess.”

Cruz also points out the following about politicians in Washington: “There are a lot of people in Washington, I think, who desperately, desperately want to be in elected office.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: We’ve got a job and right now I think the U.S. Senate is the battlefield. Unfortunately, Republicans are in the minority. This last election did not turn out as I had hoped, but I nonetheless think that if we had principled, effective conservatives who make the case that the most effective engine, for economic opportunity, the most effective engine for climbing the economic ladder, for helping those with nothing to achieve anything has been free markets, has been limited government has been the incredible, American system. If we make that case, we can preserve that system. And I think that’s what the stakes are.

And so, my focus every day is on the substance of winning the fight, stopping the out of control spending and deficits and debt so that our kids aren’t crushed with those debts and getting the economy growing again. You know in the last four years under President Obama, our economy has grown 1.5 percent a year. That’s less than half the historical average. The historical average since World War II has been 3.3 percent. If we can’t get the economy growing, we can’t solve any of these problems.

If you want to get the 23 million people who are struggling to find jobs back to work, get the economy growing. If you want to transform our federal balance sheet, change it from the train wreck it is right now, get the economy growing.

And so, every day in the Senate, my focus is championing small businesses, entrepreneurs, championing economic growth, because ultimately, economic growth is what provides opportunity, it’s what enables people, like my dad, to climb the economic ladder, to climb from nothing to achieve prosperity. That’s my focus, and I try to pay attention to nothing else, but focusing on that.

David Brody: Too many people choosing politics over principle?

Cruz: That’s exactly right. Look, I mean there are a lot of people in Washington, I think, who desperately, desperately want to be in elected office. There’s an old line that ‘Politics is Hollywood for ugly people.’ And there’s an element of truth to that. You see those in elected office who, the prospect of not being in elected office is terrifying to them.

And one of the sad realities is that it has been career politicians, in both parties, who’ve gotten us in this mess. I think President Obama is the most radical president we’ve ever seen, but I think an awful lot of Republicans, failed to stand for principle and contributed to getting us in this mess, and I think what we’ve seen in 2010 and to some degree in 2012 is a new generation of leaders stepping forward that are committed to fixing these problems.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; cruz
Cruz tells it like it is. Reminiscent of Jim DeMint but with extra spice. We need more Senators like Cruz!
1 posted on 02/25/2013 10:26:21 AM PST by upchuck
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To: upchuck

the best national politician the tea party has elected yet.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 10:29:02 AM PST by dadfly
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To: upchuck

The “job creators” own more of the national wealth than they have ever owned in almost a hundred years. Where’s the promised trickling down that is supposed to be happening?

Something is trickling down to everyone else but it sure isn’t jobs and prosperity.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 10:32:29 AM PST by ksen
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To: upchuck
Unfortunately DeMint left the Senate and the Tea Party and now is with The Heritage Foundation.

We needed him in the Senate.

4 posted on 02/25/2013 10:34:40 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: upchuck

Is there a betting pool on the day he will begin to go moderate?


5 posted on 02/25/2013 10:49:07 AM PST by lurk
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To: upchuck
Sen. Ted Cruz tells the Brody File that President Obama is, “the most radical president we’ve ever seen.”

Since virtually none of us were alive to see Woodrow Wilson, I'll give him that.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 11:19:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: upchuck; LUV W; penelopesire; BuckeyeTexan; mylife; NYTexan

BTTT

Best Senator in the entire US Senate, bar none!


7 posted on 02/25/2013 11:21:19 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: upchuck

“There are a lot of people in Washington, I think, who desperately, desperately want to be in elected office.”

He’s got it figured out.

When I was a kid I thought that only our best and brightest could be a Senator. Now, I realize that all of them are hardly smarter than a 9th grader. Until we get a higher caliber of representatives then we will never have a higher caliber nation.

Mandatory drug tests would help. No s$%^.


8 posted on 02/25/2013 11:38:22 AM PST by Noamie
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To: upchuck

I’m not sure what this Cruz character is talking about. Vice President Biden says that Americans are no longer worried about the economy. Yippeeeee!!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2991025/posts


9 posted on 02/25/2013 11:45:29 AM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: lurk
"Is there a betting pool on the day he will begin to go moderate?"

No, but being the "Principled Conservative" that you are, I know you are hoping it will happen.

Too bad you and your ilk are more interested in whining and complaining and less interested in working to change the situation.

You are totally invested in defeat.

10 posted on 02/25/2013 11:52:07 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: upchuck
People want to look everywhere except at the reality that our problem is due to embracing mass murder.

Mass murder for the sake of irresponsible sex and increased consumption as a substitute for quality of life.

Funding infrastructure upkeep and everything else based on the birthrate of the thirties or forties doesn't work and requires require massive tax increases just to teeter on the brink of collapse with the current birthrate. The fifty-six million murdered by abortion and the twice that many, at a minimum, dead from abortaficiant contraceptives is the root cause of our economic problems.

11 posted on 02/25/2013 12:40:12 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: upchuck
We’ve got a job and right now I think the U.S. Senate is the battlefield. Unfortunately, Republicans are in the minority. This last election did not turn out as I had hoped, but I nonetheless think that if we had principled, effective conservatives who make the case that the most effective engine, for economic opportunity, the most effective engine for climbing the economic ladder, for helping those with nothing to achieve anything has been free markets, has been limited government has been the incredible, American system. If we make that case, we can preserve that system. And I think that’s what the stakes are.

Cruz is my senator and, at the moment, he is saying all the right things. But, the proof lies not in what he says, but what he does.

In 2010, we and the Tea Party sent a lot of conservatives to the House. But, the GOPe laid down the law to them and told them how things work. If the Tea Party conservatives want to get things done, they will only get them done with the approval and cooperation of the GOPe.

So, 2 years hence, I hope that Cruz is STILL leading the fight to cut spending and gain control over an out-of-control government. At the end of the day, ACTIONS always speak louder than WORDS. So far, Cruz's words support his actions. He talks the talk and walks the walk.

But, we have to understand that 535 people in the Congress created the problems we are seeing. 535 people agreed to "kick the can down the road" and 535 people come to us every 2 years and tell us that they have the solutions to fixing Washington. What that means is that if we re-elect them (hire them to represent us and our wishes to the government, something they have totally FAILED to do), they will have solved THEIR problem and will be back in Washington being overpaid to sell us out for at least another 2 years. Until we start completely sending the incumbents to the unemployment line, we are only extending the problem. 6 years from now, we'll see if Cruz has EARNED the right to serve another term in the Washington cesspool called Congress!

12 posted on 02/25/2013 12:46:23 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: upchuck

I believe Ted Cruz is the real thing and that a lot of the RINO’s are taking note, especially our other Texas senator, John Coryn,RINO, Texas...

we, the Tea Party, have search out for Ted’s brother or a doctor that can do a quick clone job...

I am proud to say I was an early supporter...


13 posted on 02/25/2013 1:56:17 PM PST by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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