Cruz Control*

by Ryan on September 25, 2013

in Economy,Election 2014,Health Care,Media Bias,Politics

Twenty-one hours of Ted Cruz yesterday on the Senate floor pounding Obamacare was great!  Whether or not anything good was going to come from the gesture the point was made, those who listened got a civics lesson, and those who believe in limited government appreciated a DC Republican sounding different than a Democrat for a change.

The MSM focused on the three-minutes of “Green Eggs and Ham” that Cruz read to his kids around 8pm, but what else would one expect from them?  They probably didn’t understand the rest.  John McCain (RINO, AZ) decided to deliver what amounted to what some on the Internets were calling the “Official Democratic Response” to Cruz’s speech.

Well, the truth is (Mr. McCain and crew) that those who vote for cloture on Harry Reid’s Obamacare-funded bill are automatic targets for a primary fight in their home states — “you fund it, you own it” seems to sum up the sentiment.  Conservative GOP primary voters like myself are getting sick of the bullsh*t — they’re always ready to stand on principle until it matters.

At the end of the day, Obamacare is either going to be funded (the likely outcome), or will be delayed until after the 2014 Elections (probably the best outcome given the cast and crew we have in DC these days).  At least the lines are being drawn.  We’ll see what happens, and more importantly, where people stood when it mattered.

*I can’t take credit for the clever title — one more clever than I got out ahead of me!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

rightonoz September 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Complaining about healthcare, yet isn’t this guy one of the beneficiaries of pork barrel farm subsidies?

Makes him look like a greedy cynic if reports of the amount he receives are correct.

De-fund the poor but subsidise the rich?

Just for comparison, our farmers compete internationally without subsidies, and have to pay something like 4 times your minimum wage.

I also own a company in GA, and pay our US staff the same as our Australian staff $23 per hour minimum, (and get hated by some local business owners) Through extreme efficiency, we make decent, though not obscene profit. Only difference, is I only get rich slowly, but my staff get to live with more dignity and understand their contribution to my wealth is appreciated. That said, I don’t hesitate to fire without pause for substandard performance after training.


Ryan September 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Hey Oz,
I’m completely with you on both the concept of “corporate welfare” through farm subsidies and the idea that a happy workforce is a productive workforce. The US started farm subsidies in 1938 to bail out the struggling agricultural sector which was hit hard by World War I. So after 73 years they, and some other corporations, need to be on the government dole? That is not consistent with free markets in any way and smacks of corporatism. Emergencies are one thing, but as a constant state of affairs those kinds of subsidies need to go — let them compete!


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