Ted Cruz: Defund Obamacare Or Risk Government Shutdown
Starting with the zombie-eyed granny killer’s budget yesterday, the GOP is charging ahead on its plan to give the country back to the rightful owners, the corporations and the top 1% of income collectors. To the workhouse for everyone else.
Sen. Ted Cruz says that he is expecting a vote Wednesday on his amendment to defund Obamacare until economic growth is restored, adding that he is willing to risk a government shutdown if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and President Barack Obama stand in the way.
In a joint press conference Wednesday morning with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Rand Paul (R-Texas), Cruz urged members of Congress to include his Restore Growth First amendment in the continuing resolution to fund the government, telling his Republican colleagues in both chambers to join him in an “important stand for principle.” Cruz then challenged Democrats to support the measure in order to avert a possible government shutdown.
“I think it’s the right position for Republicans to be taking,” Cruz said. “And I think it would be exactly the right decision to then send it back to Harry Reid and President Obama and ask if Harry Reid and President Obama are willing to try to shut the government down in order to insist that Obamacare be fully funded now even though it could well push us into a recession.”