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Sen. Ted Cruz Refuses to Play the Game: ‘Let Me Be Clear, I Don't Trust the Republicans’

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (Credit: AP)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday made it crystal clear that he is not in Washington, D.C. to play ball with politicians in either party, especially when it comes to the nation's out of control debt. In fact, he reveled that he doesn't trust Republicans or Democrats to do the right thing.
Cruz objects to starting House-Senate budget negations unless Democrats take a debt limit increase off the table. He reiterated his stance on Wednesday, saying he is not willing to put blind trust in his own party.
"The senior senator from Arizona (John McCain) urged this body to trust the Republicans. Let me be clear, I don't trust the Republicans," Cruz said on the Senate floor. "And I don't trust the Democrats."
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), with the support of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday ripped some of his fellow Republicans for blocking the budget negotiations.
"Unfortunately," Cruz continued, "one of the reasons we got into this mess is because a lot of Republicans were complicit in this spending spree. And that's why so many Americans are disgusted with both sides of this house. Because we need leaders on both sides...to roll up our sleeves, to compromise, to work together and fix the problem, fix the enormous fiscal and economic problems. Stop bankrupting our country."
"And every Republican who stands against holding the line here is really saying, let's give the Democrats a blank check to borrow any money they want with no reforms, no leadership to fix the problem," he added.



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Cruz is a winner

LIke Rand.

No one is going to be perfect. All the infinite divisions of people who want their perfect version of libertarianism need to realize they sound as ridiculous as the Monty Python characters discussing the People's Front for Judea.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

This idea...

Really resonates with me through Rand...I feel the same way...Keep on saying it!

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
Rosa Koire for for President!

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Well... Welcome to The Bitterness Club, Ted.

Well... Welcome to The Bitterness Club, Ted.

If I dare say.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I'm glad...

Dr. Paul endorsed Ted Cruz...Although the jury is still out on his Israel first position, for me...He seems to be doing good by us...

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
Rosa Koire for for President!

Good points.

Israel should definitely not come first for ANY American politician.

BTW, how are you liking Canada?

100% agreed on Israel...

I hate it here...but I'm trying...When in Rome...
Food sucks, weather sucks, the people hate on the states, and I hate the subversive communism...
But the police are still protecting and serving and not the front face of a police state...Yet

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
Rosa Koire for for President!