U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has launched a filibuster of a short-term federal spending resolution – battling Democrats and members of his own party in an effort to block funding for Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law.
Vowing to speak until he is “no longer able to stand,” Cruz is attempting to rally GOP Senators around the budget resolution passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Unfortunately numerous “Republicans” have refused to support Cruz – including so-called GOP “leaders” like Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (RINO-Kentucky), minority whip John Cornyn (RINO-Texas) and 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain (RINO-Arizona).
“It will be a cold day in Arizona when we defund Obamacare,” McCain said. “I know how this movie ends. I don’t know all the scenes before it ends, but I know how it ends. We don’t defund Obamacare.”
McCain is right … because politicians like him refuse to take principled stands, choosing instead to hide behind meaningless procedural votes as the American taxpayers get reamed.
Cruz? He’s one of the few principled lawmakers in the entire U.S. Congress … which he’s proving capably with his filibuster.
“GDP growth over the last four quarters has been an abysmal 1.6 percent,” Cruz said. “Our economy is stagnant, and Obamacare is a big reason why. Jobs are being lost because of Obamacare.”
Cruz added that “Obamacare is an absolute disaster for small business.”
He’s right … Obamacare hasn’t even been fully implemented and it is already driving down hiring, hours, wages and incomes. In fact Cruz cited numerous specific examples of Obamacare’s negative impact on the economy – including major job losses at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, located in the swing state of Ohio.
Last week the facility announced it was cutting its $6 billion budget by more than $330 million “to prepare for health care reform.”
“That’s one very real manifestation of the train wreck that is Obamacare,” Cruz said.
Limited government advocates praised Cruz for his leadership.
“No battle has ever been won by standing on the sidelines,” said Nathan Mehrens of Americans for Limited Government. “It is time for Sen. Cruz’s Republican colleagues who have unanimously said they support overturning Obamacare to prove it by joining him in forcing the law to be defunded.”
We agree …