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Ted Cruz on Obamacare: 'Congress Needs to Step In'
Newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 01:26 PM | Wanda Carruthers

Posted on 11/13/2013 8:07:48 PM PST by SoConPubbie

Obamacare is falling apart and in the process "millions" of Americans are hurting from the loss of health insurance, Sen. Ted Cruz charged Wednesday.

"At this point, it's clear Obamacare isn't working. I think Congress needs to step in. We need to show real leadership and fix the problem that Congress created. We need to stop Obamacare," the Texas Republican said on "Fox & Friends."

In travels across his home state, Cruz said he's found that many people have been "scared" by the loss of their current health insurance due to the new regulations set out under the new healthcare law.

"I don't think it's fixable. The White House is coming in with all of these fixes and little bells and whistles. But, they're not going to work. It's fundamentally flawed," he said.

"Nobody can defend it, because millions of people are losing their jobs, are at part-time work. Their premiums are skyrocketing and getting health insurance canceled. We need to stop it and start over because it didn't work," Cruz added.

Cruz dismissed former President Bill Clinton's admonishment of President Barack Obama to keep his promise that people would be able to keep their present coverage if they like it.

He said Clinton's comments were politically suspect because his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is considered to be the Democratic front runner for president in 2016.

"It suggests, perhaps, that Hillary Clinton is looking to run away from President Obama and run away from Obamacare," Cruz said.

Cruz also said the former president's comments should be taken as a "signal" to Democrats that changes need to be made in the law.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 11/13/2013 8:07:48 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; PreciousLiberty; tuffydoodle; Pajamajan; RedMDer; DangerZone; castowell; JJHLH1; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 11/13/2013 8:08:30 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
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3 posted on 11/13/2013 8:11:02 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: SoConPubbie

There should be no Republicans signing on to a “fix” or “repair” as they are doomed to fail and would allow balme to be spread to Republicans as well.

Another bill to repeal is the only acceptable course of action for the Right.


4 posted on 11/13/2013 8:12:01 PM PST by Round 9
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To: Round 9; All

If Obama’s Socialized Health Insurance Tax, (OSHIT), has little or no chance of financial success in 5 years, then why do Federal politicians in “both” political parties try to fix or replace instead of ABOLISH Obamacare?


5 posted on 11/13/2013 8:14:14 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Round 9

“There should be no Republicans signing on to a “fix” or “repair” as they are doomed to fail and would allow balme to be spread to Republicans as well.”

Correct. When your enemy is digging a hole, step aside and let him keep digging.


6 posted on 11/13/2013 8:16:57 PM PST by Signalman
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To: SoConPubbie

Washi on Obamacare: ‘The entire government needs to step the hell out’


7 posted on 11/13/2013 8:22:35 PM PST by Washi
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To: Washi

Let it burn Ted.


8 posted on 11/13/2013 8:27:15 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Actually, the entire government needs to be replaced.

Regime change/


9 posted on 11/13/2013 8:29:30 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: SoConPubbie
Yes, Congress needs to step in - with Articles of Impeachment! This Kenyan Marxist Bastard - a true "Manchurian Candidate" - has done more in five years to shred our Constitution than all of his predecessors over the last quarter millennium!

I want my Country back!

And I will never vote for another RINO. I stayed with those craven maggots for forty years hoping that they would give us an alternative. We should exhume President Reagan - his mouldering corpse would do more to advance our cause than anyone now standing.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Eagles Up! Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 11/13/2013 8:29:32 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoConPubbie

The same Congress that passed it without reading it? We are supposed to trust Harry Reid and John Boner to fix Obamacare?

Someone wake me when it over


11 posted on 11/13/2013 8:33:14 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes Congress needs to “Step in”, they have needed to do that for a long time now. Unfortunately the current Congress is almost as worthless as the President.


12 posted on 11/13/2013 8:38:45 PM PST by Reddon
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To: SoConPubbie

Listening to Mark Levin (taped) show now. He’s absolutely right. Now is the time to demand a complete repeal of Obamacare, not some stupid band-aid to delay the pain. This is the time to act. We’ve got to melt down their phones.


13 posted on 11/13/2013 8:45:43 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Graewoulf
Obama’s Socialized Health Insurance Tax, (OSHIT)

Brilliant!

14 posted on 11/13/2013 8:45:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

If the shoe fits - - - .


15 posted on 11/13/2013 8:47:27 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The truth is gradually beginning to dawn on more and more people - Carl Cameron tonight on Fox observed that there are now a number of Democrats in congress advocating various changes to Obamacare to try to correct its flaws that Republicans were pushing a month or so ago - before long they’ll understand the irony of having vilified as being radical Cruz, Rand, et al for having stood up for what now is becoming accepted by the mainstream.....


16 posted on 11/13/2013 8:50:14 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: SoConPubbie
Cruz was right from the very beginning and he's still right.

When are the backstabbing dumb-ass Rinos in congress going to admit it?

He and Mike Lee had it right, they had it wrong and now American is paying for it.

17 posted on 11/13/2013 8:59:07 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Well, John McCain is starting to come around...maybe.


18 posted on 11/13/2013 9:02:09 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: 38special
Well, John McCain is starting to come around...maybe.

Yup, I expect a lot of Rinos to come over and attempt to led the parade now that the damage has been done and Obamacare is imploding.

Only a few men, real men, stood tall in the beginning.
McCain isn't one of them, in fact he did more to undercut them than the Rats.

19 posted on 11/13/2013 9:12:29 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Windflier

I love it too


20 posted on 11/13/2013 9:15:02 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: SoConPubbie

Nov 13 - Fox and Friends

Obamacare Numbers Don’t Lie - WSJ RPT: Obamacare Enrollment Well Bellow Goal - Sen Ted Cruz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEnUT09rjw


21 posted on 11/13/2013 9:20:15 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: GeronL

All of those demonkrats that origanally signed this crap should be held accountable and be arrested for violating the constitution. Don’t fix it. Kill it!


22 posted on 11/13/2013 10:42:16 PM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: The Cajun

Bump!


23 posted on 11/14/2013 3:15:07 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: 38special

McLAME WILL GO ALONG WITH A FIX OR REPEAL TO SAVE HIS PARTY MATES FROM BEING VOTED OUT OF OFFICE———HIS FRIENDS ACROSS THE ISLE.

HE WOULD RATHER WORK WITH THEM THAN THE TEA BAGGERS WHO WOULD SURELY REPLACE THEM IN 2014!


24 posted on 11/14/2013 3:50:13 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Graewoulf

OSH!T should go viral. Send it to El Rushbo and Marcus Levinicus Magnus.


25 posted on 11/14/2013 3:59:16 AM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: SoConPubbie

It was a great contrast on The Kelly Files last night. Right before Cruz came on, Megyn had that screwball Zeke the Freak Emmanuel on. Gawd, what a whackjob. He was just awful and cared for nobody but his ideology. The man is crazy and impossible to have a conversation with.

I swear his mother didn’t drop him on his head after birthing him, she most likely beat him repeatedly about the head to silence him. And he still wouldn’t shut up. He is the only excuse for abortion after birthing that I can think of. LOL

Then Ted comes on and he is is sane and a delight to listen to. Ahhh..it was so much better. LOL


26 posted on 11/14/2013 4:00:43 AM PST by dforest
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To: Round 9
Another bill to repeal is the only acceptable course of action for the Right.

I have a long memory. I recall the brutal arrogance of the democrats (especially Pelosi) as they rolled over republican attempts to participate in drafting and shaping the ACA. I remember how the democrats locked the republicans out of meeting after meeting.

The democrats got the law they wanted and they passed it without republican support (to put it nicely).

OK. The ACA is democrat law. They have to fix it. They have to make it work. If they can do neither, they must apologize for the treatment and disrespect they gave the republicans. Without that, they have to stew in their own poison and face the voters alone.

27 posted on 11/14/2013 4:46:54 AM PST by Rapscallion (The party of the liberal lie have given you Obamacare. Republicans were locked out of the process.)
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To: SoConPubbie

There isn’t much time to act. By Jan. 1 those with individual policies will automatically be enrolled in the Democare policy most like their own current policy.

Of course, it will cost more and cover less, but they’ll be “enrolled”.


28 posted on 11/14/2013 5:14:17 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: The Cajun

I’m certainly no fan of John McCain


29 posted on 11/14/2013 5:17:15 AM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: SoConPubbie
"It suggests, perhaps, that Hillary Clinton is looking to run away from President Obama and run away from Obamacare," Cruz said.

Then she needs to explain in detail how HillaryCare would have been soooooo much better than ObamaCare.

30 posted on 11/14/2013 5:20:30 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Republicans need to stand with Cruz and start crediting ObamaCare as 100% owned by Democrats.

You cannot fix stupid.

You cannot repair incompetence.

31 posted on 11/14/2013 5:26:31 AM PST by N. Theknow (Defund, Abolish, Repeal ObamaCare. You cannot fix stupid. You cannot repair incompetence.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Think about the genius of Cruz’s statement that Hillary is running away from 0bummer and therefore 0bummercare...that protects us in a way and makes it hard for her to say otherwise. Genius.


32 posted on 11/14/2013 5:41:09 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: SoConPubbie
Senator Cruz looks like Nostradamus. He showed real leadership on this issue and was spot on. He has gained enormous trust and credibility, whereas the Democrats have lost theirs.


Stand for Freedom!
33 posted on 11/14/2013 5:56:40 AM PST by JJHLH1
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To: JJHLH1

I love that graphic.


34 posted on 11/14/2013 6:48:31 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Repeal ObamaCare. No other alternative is acceptable.


35 posted on 11/14/2013 6:50:28 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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