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Sen. Ted Cruz: We shouldn't be implementing ObamaCare when it could throw us into a recession
FoxNews.com ^ | March 11, 2013

Posted on 03/15/2013 8:16:53 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Now to ObamaCare. It may be the law of the land, but that is not stopping Senator Ted Cruz. He is taking action against ObamaCare. Senator Cruz joins us. Nice to see you, sir.

SEN. TED CRUZ, R- TEXAS: Great to see you, Greta.

VAN SUSTEREN: OK, so you are proposing an amendment to the continuing resolution to slow down the funding of ObamaCare. Explain what you want and why.

CRUZ: Well, I think the top priority of every elected representative in Washington should be economic growth. If you look at the past four years, our economy's not growing. And in the last four years, it's grown 0.8 percent a year. And as a result of that stagnant growth, we're not able to get 23 million people back to work. Our federal balance sheet remains a train wreck.

The only way to solve the deficit, to solve the debt, to get people back to work, to get opportunity flowing again is to get growth. This last quarter, we had growth of 0.1 percent. So this week, on the continuing resolution, I'm introducing an amendment that is entitled Restore Growth First, and what it would do is delay funding "Obama care" until we get back to historic levels of growth.

With the economy stagnant, if we implement ObamaCare now, it will kill jobs! It will hammer small businesses! And it could well push us into a recession. That doesn't make any sense!

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; economy; healthcare; obamacare; recession; tedcruz
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1 posted on 03/15/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

A “recession” would be the least of our problems.


2 posted on 03/15/2013 8:20:36 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz: We shouldn't be implementing ObamaCare when it could throw us into a recession

We shouldn't be implementing ObamaCare at all. Ever.

I get that this isn't the point of the headline or the article, but I'm sure Cruz gets that too.

3 posted on 03/15/2013 8:21:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoConPubbie

Nothing much will happen until the Esteemed Sobber of the House Boehner steps down, or agrees to shut down the US Federal Government.

Until then The House RINOs will continue to be steam-rolled by Spendaholic B. Hussein Obama.


4 posted on 03/15/2013 8:24:02 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: albie

If the numbers weren’t cooked, it’d be obvious that we’ve been in recession since 2009.


5 posted on 03/15/2013 8:25:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: albie

Cruz, Sarah, Rubio Col Allen West,Mike Lee, shame about Mia Love being took out by fraud but hopefully she comes back are all those I cna support and if the face of the GOP today.

All of them have guts, brains and beleive in tradition, family, paying bills, strong defence, the rule of law

I will back any of those mentioned as they;re all conservatives and hopefuly two of them can be on the ticket


6 posted on 03/15/2013 8:25:14 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SoConPubbie

Don’t worry Mr. Cruz, it won’t set off a recession... because we’re already in one.


7 posted on 03/15/2013 8:25:17 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
We shouldn't be implementing ObamaCare at all. Ever.

Of course, you are right.

But I am not hearing any of the other so-called conservatives even say this much.

The other so-called "Principled" conservatives are hiding in the corner with their fingers in the wind testing the political winds.
8 posted on 03/15/2013 8:25:38 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: MrB

got that right

50 million on fod stmaps, 1 in 6 in poverty but as long as the feds keep printing money and putting in the market then to the elitist all is well


9 posted on 03/15/2013 8:26:11 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
Cruz, Sarah, Rubio Col Allen West,Mike Lee, shame about Mia Love being took out by fraud but hopefully she comes back are all those I cna support and if the face of the GOP today.

Rubio is a big-time Amnesty Queen, including dissing AZ1070.

On other issues as well, he has been going soft.

Not a very strong, principled conservative, IMHO.

I will take the rest of your list though.

That's a good group of conservatives.
10 posted on 03/15/2013 8:27:52 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

We never came out of ‘recession’...lies, confusion, obfuscation and subterfuge....any economist, hedge fund manager, government analyist, commercial analyst, banker et al all have a vested interest in getting rich or at least stemming the tide...they all lie. Go ahead, trade against computers, government insider bankers and companies that are privy to information you won’t ever see. See where it gets you.


11 posted on 03/15/2013 8:28:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
We never came out of ‘recession’...lies, confusion, obfuscation and subterfuge....any economist, hedge fund manager, government analyist, commercial analyst, banker et al all have a vested interest in getting rich or at least stemming the tide...they all lie. Go ahead, trade against computers, government insider bankers and companies that are privy to information you won’t ever see. See where it gets you.

We've been in a recession since Zero took office.
12 posted on 03/15/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: manc

I finally had a chance to talk to my wife last night about the status of the economy. She’s been so “in the trenches” with our little’ns that she hasn’t had the time or the energy to talk about it.

She was absolutely astounded about QE^infinity... printing 85 billion a month, over a trillion a year, “until it works”...

So, how many folks do YOU think have even an inkling of what this will do?


13 posted on 03/15/2013 8:30:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoConPubbie

We are supposed to be ecsatic about a stock market that is back to 14,000+ now....it was there in 2008 before this asshole took office! I don’t know about you but 5-6 years of do-nothing progress isn’t ‘recovery’ it is losing that many years of your financial life!

After getting raped on growth for 6 years, I’m supposed to go out now and buy up all what I can at the high price and think I’m doing good? There are forces and people at work here trying to make the average citizen think it is okay now to ‘invest’ at top dollar and be happy about it.

The ones that benefit from this are computers, Obama bankers and brokerages. The same ones that gave you a GM riddled with unmitigated screwing of investors, honest people, etc. and gave you taxpayer buyout of GM green incompetence and Union Medical Insurance ownership of America’s former productive engine. Screw them all....NEVER will I consider anything GM again. Nor will I invest in a market so influenced by an Obama or Obama successor government.


14 posted on 03/15/2013 8:36:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SoConPubbie

Finally, the voice of Reason is heard in the halls of Capitol Hill.

It has been a while since we last heard it.


15 posted on 03/15/2013 8:39:04 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ve been in a depression since Zero took office.


16 posted on 03/15/2013 8:44:08 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SoConPubbie
But I am not hearing any of the other so-called conservatives even say this much.

Agreed. Not a slap at Cruz, but rather an observation. Cruz is pretty safely aligned with the good guys on this.

17 posted on 03/15/2013 8:52:47 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: albie

I agree whether or not it throws us into a recession is entirely inconsequential compared to what it does to our liberty & healthcare system.

This abomination must be nullified and abolished!


18 posted on 03/15/2013 10:46:25 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Graewoulf

They are playing the roll of hostage to Obama’s altmatimes and Obama is playing the roll of ineffective leader(to blame everyone else for the results of his own actions & inaction).

Rush is right, the RINO’s are playing for the compromise they think middle America wants, and Obama is trying to portray himself to everyone as wanting.

But Obama’s own action prove he has no interest whatsoever in compromise. Not only does he start the goal post to areas unpalatable to conservatives he moves it whenever RINO’s in the house give him everything he wants.

Obama gets away with his duplicity because his adoring fans in the media most of the useful idiots watch will never call him on it. And the low info-voters don’t have a memory or attention span in politics at all to recognize it. All they see is the headlines which will always be the same.

That means beating Obama requires getting those headlines to contract him, such as we did on the sequester, and we must do again with a Government shutdown.


19 posted on 03/15/2013 10:55:32 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: ilovesarah2012

You must learn to see opportunity in every situation no matter how grim it might appear to be.

In our present situation, there is great opportunity to exploit and educate for posterity the evil’s of liberalism. It is a fantastic opportunity we must not fail to take advantage of.

It would be nice to have someone like Sarah Palin in the white house but she would by her very nature never give us the opportunity to bash & make fun of the results & hypocritical of liberalism we have now.


20 posted on 03/15/2013 11:00:33 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: MrB

certainly very few as we have seen that we have tens of millions low info voters as it is.

Now we have a Govt propping up the economy, and market and whilst those rich beltway folks lap this up and use it as a talking point the average guy and gal are struggling to buy foot, gas etc.


21 posted on 03/15/2013 11:21:20 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SoConPubbie

forgot Chaffitz from UT, not sure how to spell his name, agree about what you said


22 posted on 03/15/2013 11:24:08 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

We have a windmill being driven by a wind machine hooked to the windmill...


23 posted on 03/15/2013 11:27:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I get that this isn't the point of the headline or the article, but I'm sure Cruz gets that too.

You said it in one sentence, wonder why Ted couldn’t do the same?

24 posted on 03/16/2013 1:44:37 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

I think it’s context. Clearly Cruz knows DeathCare is devastating on a number of fronts but he was speaking about the economy.

We all know DeathCare is wrong for many more reasons than just that.


25 posted on 03/16/2013 3:54:21 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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