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Ted Cruz blames economic inequality on President Obama
Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING

Posted on 01/10/2014 4:18:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Ted Cruz mocked President Obama's new "Promise Zones" initiative on Thursday, challenging the president for failing to address economic equality.

"It's altogether fitting that President Obama is today talking about income inequality because income inequality has increased dramatically as a direct result of his economic policies," he said.

Cruz criticized Obama for proposing more government spending and debt without addressing taxes and regulations that were choking job growth, suggesting that he was running out of new ideas to stimulate the economy.

"All of America needs to be a real 'Promise Zone' -- with reduced barriers to small businesses creating private-sector jobs -- and we should start by repealing every word of Obamacare, building the Keystone pipeline, abolishing the IRS, and rolling back abusive regulations,” Cruz said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: cruz; economy; innercities; jobs; promisezones; tedcruz
Obama isn't exactly known for keeping his promises. Takes a lot of nerve to call these "Promise Zones." But it's in keeping with their socialist track record - 50 years of digging the poverty hole big enough to trap their base -- with room for more.
1 posted on 01/10/2014 4:18:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Byron York: What if you could restore veterans' pensions, fund jobless benefits, and stop illegal immigrant fraud, all at once? Democrats would block it. "Two of the most pressing concerns on Capitol Hill are 1) finding a way to restore cuts in veterans' pensions that were included in the budget deal brokered by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan; and 2) figuring out a plan to pay for extended emergency unemployment insurance for 1.3 million Americans whose benefits have run out.

They are vexing problems, but Republicans, led by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, came up with a proposal to solve them. The only difficulty was, the solution -- finding billions to pay for the restored pensions and unemployment insurance -- involved cracking down on a tax credit program in which illegal immigrants have fraudulently collected billions of dollars in improper payments. Stop the fraud, Ayotte argued, and then use the money saved to pay for pensions and unemployment insurance. It seemed like an elegant solution.

Except that Democrats would have none of it. Putting an end to the fraudulent collection of tax credits by illegal immigrants would hurt the most vulnerable, they argued. "This idea of going after children is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard," Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said in floor debate Thursday. "I am shocked — I am shocked. You're going to hurt children. You're going to take away food out of their mouths."

Ayotte's plan was in the form of an amendment to the Democratic bill to extend unemployment insurance. Ayotte broke with most of her Republican colleagues by voting to go forward with the bill; she did so specifically for the purpose of proposing her amendment. But Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed the door on the amendment and would not allow it to be considered.

The Ayotte amendment was remarkably simple. It would have required anyone collecting benefits from a program known as the Additional Child Tax Credit to supply a Social Security number in order to collect the money. An information sheet released by Ayotte's office noted a report from the Treasury Department inspector general explaining fraud in the ACTC program:..................."

2 posted on 01/10/2014 4:22:17 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bttt


3 posted on 01/10/2014 4:36:03 AM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The American poor and destitute have let Obama down. They have accepted his doles and in the process degenerated into income inequality.

Basic inequality yields economic inequality.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 4:38:31 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gotta love Ted Cruz for yelling about the economic elephant in the room that the regime-stream media is trying so desperately hard to ignore. Aka obama should be in prison or surrounded by cold earth for all the deliberate harm he has inflicted upon America.

Hopefully Ted Cruz will soon start loudly proclaiming that the identity-fraud-in-chief has no eligibility clothes as well. Go Ted.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 4:43:27 AM PST by elengr (Benghazi betrayal: rescue denied - our guys DIED - treason's the reason obama s/b tried then fried!)
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To: elengr

Obama has a lot of company in his crimes.

It would be nice if Ted Cruz got more company for his solutions.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 4:46:10 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let me guess - the “promise zones” just happen to be in Democrat controlled areas... and will receive $ Billions of government subsidies.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 4:46:51 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

going after children

Ah, now cracking down on fraud by people who don’t belong here is going after children.

Why can’t our side re-define terms like that? Or at least counter the left when the do so? No, our boys just cower in the corner.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 4:46:59 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

You got it! I guess you’ve seen this circus parade before!


9 posted on 01/10/2014 4:57:02 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"It would be nice if Ted Cruz got more company for his solutions."
Amen to that! As far as I am concerned, from now until primaries are done, it's RINO season. No limit.
10 posted on 01/10/2014 4:57:04 AM PST by elengr (Benghazi betrayal: rescue denied - our guys DIED - treason's the reason obama s/b tried then fried!)
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To: logic101.net
....Why can’t our side re-define terms like that? Or at least counter the left when the do so? No, our boys just cower in the corner.

Because when you don't stand for something, you stand for nothing (and you get run over).

11 posted on 01/10/2014 4:58:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Others, besides Lee will jump on board only after they test the water and many will pounce on him like wacko birds. And they’ll regret it, those who are so far gone from defending the constitution they don’t know what it looks like when tgey see it


12 posted on 01/10/2014 4:58:48 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

True enough - that is until a few of them are pealed off and we have their attention.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 5:00:25 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Have you read the book “This Town”? If not, I highly suggest it before we get any closer to any primaries.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 5:07:24 AM PST by mazda77
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think they are paying attention. They are quite confused. Their loyalty to their donors is all whacked out by their power source, the voters, who are not supposed to have leaders and or representation. The GOP hates this more than the dems, who are illogical and they won’t see it coming.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 5:08:03 AM PST by stanne
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To: mazda77

“This Town” - They go to D.C. and stay — where they mingle and marry, becoming totally self-interested, living in the D.C. bubble. They’ve become the Big Government Borg completely detached and unfamiliar with the country at large.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 5:26:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“If you like your poverty, and even if you don’t, you can keep your poverty, in my new 0bamazones. I promise.”


17 posted on 01/10/2014 5:34:50 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

so is he going to blame Bush again?


18 posted on 01/10/2014 6:20:11 AM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The socialists never keep their promises because they CAN’T.

They maintain the radical utopian statist dream in their minds though.

No matter the evidence against its workability.

It might be that they don’t even care if it ever works.

It’s a dream and they like that part.

And it’s a vehicle to perpetual power, they hope and plan and scheme.

If only people would ever GET THAT, CW, once and for all.

It’s like someone going back and back to a well, for water, that didn’t just “go dry” at some point, but there was never any water there.

God said in the OT, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 6:23:18 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear" - Glenn Beck)
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To: logic101.net

The easiest, and most obvious reason: Because that same rhetoric gives the GOP cover for not doing a damned thing about illegals/fraud as well.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 6:52:58 AM PST by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: elengr

Why is Cruz the only one yelling? Again, where is the RNC and GOP ‘leadership’ hammering the airwaves??

Guess proof again they are content to go-along-to-get-along and better suited as the minority party


21 posted on 01/10/2014 6:56:50 AM PST by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama media group is blaming this all on the POLAR VORTEX!

U.S. job growth weakest in three years, weather a factor Reuters By Lucia Mutikani | Reuters – 45 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers hired the fewest workers in almost three years in December, but the setback was likely to be temporary amid signs that cold weather conditions might have had an impact.

VIA: http://news.yahoo.com

22 posted on 01/10/2014 7:10:47 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cruz should in my opinion, lose the talking points about Obamacare.

He needs to talk about American growth.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 7:12:08 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: txrangerette

It’s the Lie. “I’m giving you the winning lottery ticket!”

Then when it fails it’s the conservatives’ fault!! And all the racist, bigoted, nasty finger pointing comes out because it appeals and they aren’t blamed for their own complicity in their situation. Dictators always use this technique.

It works when no one shouts liar and when the media chooses to side with and support the oppressors (’cause they’re too lazy, too compromised and too ignorant about history to get a real job and contribute).


24 posted on 01/10/2014 7:43:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

There will be no growth with Obamacare.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 7:43:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well I am limited in my ability to keep discussing this, this subject is largely off-limits to me, but I really wanted to just say to Ted Cruz I STRONGLY support everything he supports, except his position of completely abandoning all aspects of Obamacare.

In my opinion there is one good there, which is the universal coverage for those not otherwise covered. In my opinion the GOP needs to get off its duff and create an alternate coverage system, right now.

Now.

That said I must not get into a discussion about that, just please be aware there are those on our side, who do not support Cruz on this (although we are strongly on his side).

And I mean strongly.

I am 100% for Cruz, but for this one matter.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 7:53:07 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; super7man; Battle Axe; Rodamala; Fiddlstix; petercooper; firebrand; sr4402; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


27 posted on 01/10/2014 7:55:10 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
In my opinion there is one good there, which is the universal coverage for those not otherwise covered. In my opinion the GOP needs to get off its duff and create an alternate coverage system, right now.

And how do you suggest we pay for that?

If you are suggesting that we the taxpaying citizens of the US pay for that, that is called socialism.

Furthermore, if you are suggesting that any illegal should get this "Universal" healthcare, you don't belong on FreeRepublic.
28 posted on 01/10/2014 7:57:43 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I am not supporting illegals.

Period.

I must not get into a debate on this though. I just hope Ted Cruz and his supporters can wrap their minds around the truth that there are in fact lots of people out here in America ready to support Ted Cruz 100%, who don’t want to eliminate insurance available for those who can’t otherwise obtain it.

Just think about that please.

I assure you I am (very) conservative, in many regards.

Don’t let political ideology blind you to otherwise good ideas.

That is my point.

GOP, think about this. Come up with another idea.

Please.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 8:02:10 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Cruz can walk and chew gum at the same time.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 8:06:33 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

I know. :D

I am strongly FOR Cruz, but he makes me uncomfortable with this one issue.

Maybe it’s just a debating point. I fully recognize that possibility.

I just don’t think he should push for repealing the insurance changes, until the GOP has an alternate.

That is my point.

GOP get an alternate.

That’s it. I’ve gotta go. Moderator I’m sorry I don’t ordinarily get involved in this subject, if I crossed any lines please just nuke my entire post on this.

I am not looking for a fight on this.

I am just saying we cannot ignore the needs of an increasing number of Americans, who don’t have insurance otherwise.

Not everyone has a government-insured insurance plan.

Anyway that’s all from me. Have a good one.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 8:12:30 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good for Ted. The GOP needs to be mocking that POS 24/7


32 posted on 01/10/2014 8:13:46 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Uh, who wants to eliminate insurance for those who otherwise can’t afford it?

But with Obama Reid Pelosi et al it is THEIR way- the utterly destructive obamacare - or the highway.

Obamacare is a wrecking ball.

That’s the truth.

People who don’t deal properly with that truth can get stuck in “but what about those that can’t otherwise obtain insurance” but it’s wrong and utterly destructive to our way of life in America to be depending on obamacare for that answer.

IOW, depending on a wrecking ball, to help some people, despite wrecking everything.

The other side, our side, has some great ideas about that but cannot enact any of them because of the political situation.

An impossible conundrum.

And a disaster.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 8:19:16 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well put.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 8:20:50 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Ted Cruz -- doing the job RINOs just won't do. This man calls it like it is, and for all the talk of Chris Christie being a "tough guy" have we ever heard him call out Obama? The answer to that question is a resounding no! But, I do remember him giving Obama a boost in the polls a couple days before election day so fat boy could run in 2016 on the GOP ticket.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 8:32:47 AM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; John Semmens
...finding a way to restore cuts in veterans' pensions that were included in the budget deal brokered by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan...

This is why Paul Ryan is dead to me and just about everybody on FR. He was negotiating with arguably the most stupid person in the whole Senate, and couldn't protect the vets.

Except that Democrats would have none of it. Putting an end to the fraudulent collection of tax credits by illegal immigrants would hurt the most vulnerable, they argued. "This idea of going after children is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard," Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said in floor debate Thursday. "I am shocked — I am shocked. You're going to hurt children. You're going to take away food out of their mouths."

So, according to the Rats, "cheating the welfare system" is now an official welfare program in and of itself? "Hey Babs, don't you think maybe the people cheating the welfare system are the ones stealing food from the mouths of hungry children??" I think that's the most insane thing I've heard this new year, and may just hold that title for the whole year.

I swear to G-d that had to have come from John Semmens. I did a search on that, and that idiot Boxer really said it.

36 posted on 01/10/2014 8:52:54 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The two are closely related.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 9:01:45 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: txrangerette; Cringing Negativism Network
Cruz Calls President ‘Dangerous And Terrifying’ "..............Cruz has garnered national attention by frequently condemning the Obama administration and the federal health care overhaul. In addition to calling for a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act, he said he would replace it with a conservative alternative that would expand health care coverage."......
38 posted on 01/10/2014 10:08:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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