Skip to comments.Cruz speaks at Denton County GOP dinner, calls on Congress to focus on economy
Posted on 02/02/2014 7:34:22 PM PST by SoConPubbie
GRAPEVINE Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that Congress should spend the year passing legislation and developing policies that put people back to work and revitalize the economy.
And the freshman Republican senator from Texas chided President Barack Obama for giving up on bipartisanship.
I agree that 2014 should be a year of action, Cruz told The Dallas Morning News before attending the Denton County Republican Partys Lincoln Reagan Dinner. But it should be bipartisan action through Congress focusing on jobs and economic growth.
Last year, Cruz led an unsuccessful effort to defund the Affordable Care Act, which he describes as the nations No. 1 job killer.
But the strategy, grudgingly embraced by Republican leaders in the House, helped lead to a partial government shutdown.
The president and the Republican-controlled House eventually moved past the stalemate, but the episode cast doubt on whether Congress would be able to get anything done while Obama is president. Congress recorded one of its lowest outputs ever last year.
Cruz said Saturday that Obama should realize his economic policies have failed and work with Congress on a different approach.
Obama promised in last weeks State of the Union address to do everything possible, including taking administrative actions, to move the country forward.
Its disappointing that the president seems to have given up in trying to get the support of the American people and Congress, Cruz said. The president doesnt have the authority to change the law. Unchecked power in the presidency is fundamentally inconsistent with liberty.
Cruz said Congress should work on issues related to tax and regulatory reform.
The top priority of Americans right now is bringing back jobs and economic growth, he said. Absolutely Congress could pass meaningful legislation this year if we would stop focusing on the presidents divisive agenda.
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Cruz is a conservative.
The news, The Dallas News, the Chicago Trib, NYT, WaPo, FOX News, Newsday, San Antonio Express, Imus, ABC, Stars and Stripes, everyone is going to hate him.
If they don’t he’s not our guy, mostly because they would go after him after any nomination.
Anyone thinking that because Texas is red for now, until the legalization of its tens of thou illegals, might be fooled into thinking that it’s news papers are likewise, conservative.
Think skank Wendy Davis.
Ted Cruz is on the forefront of getting rid of obamacare.
I think he is in an excellent position, see, “Scarecrow” with Sissy Spacek, a vastly underrated (and Texan) film.
Is there anyone who does not think that Ted Cruz is NOT actually running for President?
Obviously he can’t at this early date come out and say so but he is keeping his name in the public mind, he is taking clear stances on issues, he is differentiating himself from both the democrats and the more moderate republicans without coming across as uneducated or narrow minded.
He does not have the real or imagined skeletons in his closet that Gingrich has.
The guy setting the table. I think he he is going to be a force in the 2016 primaries.
Pray for him.