Skip to comments.Furloughed Texan Cruz supporters to America: ‘You’ve got to stand up’
Posted on 10/05/2013 8:55:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
HOUSTON Thanks to Texas new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.
Without Ted Cruz this doesnt happen, said Huls, a NASA systems engineer who was among roughly 3,000 federal employees furloughed from Houstons Johnson Space Center after tea party Republicans triggered the partial government shutdown.
This is something Americans have to get used to, said Huls. Even if it affects your livelihood, youve got to stand up.
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The state is one of the richest beneficiaries of federal spending, with its sprawling military bases, Gulf Coast seaports, and nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico, which help account for more than 131,500 full-time federal employees. Only California, Virginia and the District of Columbia have more.
Yet Cruzs firebrand opposition to the nations new entitlement program the Affordable Care Act and his campaign to stop government growth at all costs were also born here, and resonate deeply with many conservatives. In Houston, home to thousands of federal workers and to Cruz himself, the shutdown has brought the love/hate relationship with government into plain view.
Huls said he doesnt believe his job is a waste of money: The public doesnt think much of federal workers these days, but were people with car payments just like everyone else.
Still, he said of Cruz, Hes fighting for what he believes in and Im taking a side.
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It is not anyones patriotic duty to make Ted Cruz a household name, said Darby, a leader of the American Federation of Government Employees, who said hes at home looking at my two dogs instead of working because of furloughs.
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>> These people will be paid once this stand off ends...they always have and this will be no different. So all the hardships are not as dire as they would have us believe.
“Anyone posting here should be going to every news site with articles on Ted Cruz and posting a comment of support for this man who represents the tax payer and the TEA Party. The left, the parasites, and the criminals in big government fear Ted Cruz.”
INDEED!!! Yesssss!!! FR is my launch pad. I find such coherent relevant discussion here and then I take it out to the lib sites and they hate it (which just tickles me pink). Everyone should make it a point to hit 10 lib sites a day, including the MSM. WE can’t wait to react to the libs BS anymore. That privilege is over.
We must Take The Fight TO Them now! Cruz is leading the charge!!!!!
“...Thanks to Texas new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job ...”
Actually, it’s thanks to Obastard and Harry Reid... but hey, why should a newspaper make any attempt to get it right...
Good to hear the guys isn’t blaming Senator Cruz. He did the right thing.
If I was a gov. employee I’d have three months saved for times as these....it’ goes with the job. These people knew ahead of time the gov. could shut down...they’ve done it many times before....just as with Gov. saying we should have preparation for surviving natural disasters...so too Gov. employees should be prepared.
Oh I can hear the excuses for not being prepared....from wages to having families and the costs of living. But taking a job with the gov. always means you will face this at some point. It’s a “natural disaster job risk”.
How will NASA now do all their urgent global warming studies that will save the planet from the global warming hoax. that Hansen creep at NASA was one of the main pushers of this global warming hoax. Also NASA did Muslim outreach. who still thinks government is accountable to the people? not me. gov is not accountable to anyone. they are the power. The IRS oppressed conservatives for 3 years and not one of those criminals as the IRS not even Obama nor Lois Lerner have been punished for those illegal crimes.Government is unaccountable and must be be abolished . it is an evil cancer that will destroy us and our freedom. The only thing the federal government should do is military , border control.
I agree, but we also need American industry.
We need to protect, and to grow, American jobs.
If I was “furloughed” and still getting back-paid — I would be supporting Ted Cruz also. Heck, all gubmint “workers” should be supporting this paid-vacation.
‘Germany is all about manufacturing’... and why they are doing so much better than other European countries...they get it in how to put people to work....bring in the industries and let them rip!
As long as the regulations are so stiff and unrelenting in the USA they will not come here.
I love, love, love your quotes!!
The problem is, we are the country without a defensive trade policy.
China and Germany build up their industry.
We need to bring back American jobs. Now.
Not that easy as tweeking the trade policy.....
Yes they built up their industry...but not alone...there were many companies and American investors and investments along side them. Additionally a leadership who went out of their way to accomodate that.
Not so here in the USA....nor would there be with a Government bent on destroying and weakening our nation overall.
You’re dreaming if you think this Gov. is about creating an environment for business and industry....who are in fact who creates the jobs. Gov. never does.
Further with all the Unions etc. constantly begging for higher wages we have long lost our best and brightest workforce to other nations as well...and there is a huge “leak” of those moving into other nation states for that. I don’t blame them either.
MAny companies who close here offer their employees the opportunity to move to the country they’re re-locating the business to. Today ‘many’ are actually going where at one time it would have never been considered.
The fact is I can’t see the USA being much more than a service oriented country..as it is now.
Additionally...if Obamacaare goes thru you don’t think business and what industry is here won’t be hiring those coming in here from other nations ahead of those here? They get a Gov. subsidy for hiring them...plus they won’t have to insure them.
Be prepared to loose your job if someone from another country is here with Gov. invitation.
which is why I have a “Miss me yet? “ picture of Bush on my corkboard, as well as the Benghazi Martyrs...hee.hee.
I am convinced that 800 number for Obamcare that spell F-u was a conservative that chose the number to submit.HA!
Repeal zoning and planning regulations. Abolish impact fees. Stop NIMBY-ism, and real production will happen.
Some are just regular people who end up working for government because they need to support their families with whatever job they can find.
I hope all the conservatives who are furloughed will spend a bit of that extra free time posting, writing to their congresscritters, and doing anything else they can to ensure that the socialists (including RINOs) are thrown out.
Thank you to the Texans who are standing up for Cruz. Thank you to all patriotic Americans who are working hard to end this corrupt administration with its cheap political tricks, expensive taxes, deficit spending, and destructive policies.
That would be hilarious, if true!