New TX Senator Cruz: We May Have To Shut Down Government

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Just hours after he was sworn-in, Texas’ new Republican Senator Ted Cruz went on offense against president Obama and Democrats – who he says are reluctant to cut spending.

    Appearing on CNBC, Mr. Cruz said, “I think we have to be prepared to go so far as to shut the government down if we don’t get some serious policies to stop the out of control spending to tackle the debt.”

    Texas’ senior senator John Cornyn agrees.

    In an op-ed piece for the Houston Chronicle, Mr. Cornyn wrote, “…it may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well being of our country…”

    A Cornyn spokeswoman says key government functions such as the military would remain funded.
  2. wjk


    Wait a second. Did you say Ted Cruz? Perhaps the rumors of the demise of the Tea Party is overblown.:eek:
  3. 377OHMS


    He is going to have trouble getting committee assignments if he keeps talking like that.
  4. pspr


    Obama was always late or absent to his committee meetings so maybe that is a good sign that Cruz is going places.

    Yup. That is the Sarah Palin and Tea Party endorsed Ted Cruz.