Sen. Cruz Statement on Obamacare, Government Funding, and the Debt Ceiling
“Republicans should continue to stand with working people against Obamacare”
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding Obamacare and the debate over government funding and the debt ceiling:
“The American people don’t want Obamacare, and they don’t want more debt. The American people did not rally across the nation in August and September, sign petitions by the millions, and shut down the congressional switchboard to now be left out of deals being negotiated in backrooms.
“Republicans in Washington — who control the House of Representatives and 46 seats in the Senate — should continue to stand with working people against Obamacare. Democrats are refusing to negotiate and refusing to compromise; their position is patently unreasonable, and we should emphatically make that case to the American people.
“House Republicans have heroically led this fight, and they should stand firm. Patience and courage and persistence is required, and will not come from the permanent beltway class.
“So-called grand bargains historically have been neither grand nor a bargain — typically resulting in more debt, more spending, and more government.
“The American people expect their government to function — and we can ensure that right now. We can fund our essential priorities and commit to paying our debt first, even while opposing Obamacare.
“The people want jobs and strong economic growth back, and Obamacare is a major impediment to both. As long as we keep listening to the people and fighting for jobs and prosperity, Republicans will win this debate.”