Cruzin’ With Ted


Senator Ted Cruz was busy today:

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was invited on to the Rush Limbaugh Show, this afternoon, to discuss the problems with the Gang of Eight’s immigration legislation.

“This gang of 8 bill is a disaster”, Cruz began. “We’re hearing the exact same empty promises as 1986. It grants legalization now, and promises that sometime in the future, trust us *wink wink* we’ll secure the border. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame in me.”

Asked about the motivations of Democrats and Republicans for pushing amnesty, Cruz said, “Democrats want it for pure politics. No citizenship, no bill. They want more Democrat voters, or have it voted down and use it as a political issue in 2014/2016.”

On the Republican side, he said, a lot of the support is unfortunately political, as well. “After 2012, all the Washington political consultants and MSM came to Republicans said you’ve got to do better with Hispanics, and the way to do better with Hispanics is amnesty, and Republicans are scared.” Cruz said that argument is nonsense, but there are a lot of Republicans who are scared and listening to the consultants.


Then he went to rally the Tea Party troops:

Thousands of tea party supporters rallied Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, cheering on proposals to take the enforcement of Obamacare out of the IRS, suspend the IRS’s power to perform audits, and abolish the agency altogether along with the income tax it enforces in favor of what is called a Fair Tax.

“The very best solution is we need to abolish the IRS,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.


His best line of the day:

“Take every one of those IRS agents and put them on our southern border.”


Now those attacks on the IRS may make good soundbytes but no matter what kind of tax system we have someone will have to gather the money and enforce violations.



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35 Responses to Cruzin’ With Ted

  1. DeniseVB says:

    As the Texas Tea Party announced Cruz’s speech, here’s our Texas Sun (sic). He was brilliant, via my Cspan3 slobber-viewing 😀 What a great rally, Hope Made a Comeback !

  2. myiq2xu says:
  3. DeniseVB says:

    Crap, here’s the other side of the story…..via Mediate….

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/matthews-conservatives-who-support-getting-rid-of-the-irs-are-insane-almost-traitors/

    Since when has the IRS become the Holy Grail of our Freedoms?

    • myiq2xu says:

      About the same time the left started loving domestic spying.

    • 1539days says:

      I have one easy way to get rid of the IRS. Have the states collect state and federal taxes and let their Treasury departments worry about enforcement. If you can’t get rid of something, break it up.

      • DeniseVB says:

        That’s the Fair Tax plan 🙂 All the tax collecting goes back to the states.

        • 1539days says:

          I’m not going to support a VAT until there’s a Constitutional amendment abolishing the federal income tax. Otherwise, we’ll have an extra tax.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Days….go to Fairtax.org, bill is on the table, it gets rid of all and everything we hate about taxes. Surprised OWS isn’t supporting it, oh well, I’m still waiting for it…..heh.

        • wmcb says:

          *snort* OWS is more interested in punishing the evil rich than fixing anything. They’d see the country burn if it meant they could get their little petty “UNFAIR!” tantrum rocks off.

  4. HELENK says:

    Tony Soprano died heart attack while vacationing in Italy.
    may he RIP

  5. With backtrack we had the promise of a young Thomas Sowell and received a meaner and less articulate David Letterman.
    With Cruz I have no illusions or grand expectations. He is what he is. But he can make sense to a crowd without using a teleprompter, and that’s gotta count for something.

    • Mary says:

      Amen.

    • wmcb says:

      Cruz is a pol. And he can be a damn vicious one when he needs to be. He was a freaking shark of an attorney.

      That said, he’s refreshing to me. Agree or not, he lays it out there, and will defend his logic when challenged on it. He kicks ass in debates. He does zero obeisance to the media – a trait I LOVE. He doesn’t get all frothy and rail at the establishment GOP, he just coolly ignores them.

      He’s kind of a “common man thinker” – neither a ranting emotionalist nor an elitist intellectual. He’s a wicked smart populist.

  6. elliesmom says:

    You’re right there would still be a need to have an agency charged with collecting the taxes, but a “Fair Tax” is basically a national sales tax. Individuals would have no contact with the IRS at all. Businesses would collect the taxes at the point of sale, and they would be responsible for submitting the money to the government. No exemptions, no “special rules”. This is how much we sold so we owe the government this percentage. Many fewer IRS agents needed and nothing to politicize. It’s regressive, but it takes the politics out of our tax system like no other way could.

    • 1539days says:

      The bad IRS agents in the scandal are a division simply dealing with 501 exemptions which were created by leftists to fund ACORN and other community organizers without having to pay taxes.

      I heard the tax code is 73,000 pages. Let’s try reducing it by 50% and see how simple tax returns get.

      • elliesmom says:

        How many individuals are audited because of their political affiliations? I’m not ready to believe the IRS is only targeting groups. When the auto bailout resulted in a lot of dealerships being closed, every dealership that was forced out of business in a 20 mile radius of me belonged to a Republican. Not an easy feat to find that many Republican car dealers in MA. That has nothing to do with the IRS, but it does tell me that people are punished for not getting into step behind the party in power. I don’t like the idea of a national sales tax very much, but I don’t think simplifying our tax code will be enough to rein in the politicians.

      • Constance says:

        Well first Congress needs to write an immigration bill because there are 11 million non citizens here illegally who must have their needs met now. It is very important that we as a country import skilled and unskilled laborers because we have very high unemployment among citizens. The rest of us tax paying citizens have to wait until that is done before our legitimate needs like a fair tax plan can be discussed and dealt with

    • DeniseVB says:

      Here ya go elliesmom….

      http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FAQs

      I’m starting to think both parties hate this because they’ll lose “control” of “it’s” people. Rich/1% people hate it because they can’t hide their money. Working poor people should love it because they get money back with the built in safety net. Me, a middle class person loves it because there’s no taxes on what I earn, only what I spend. Economic Justice !!!!

  7. SHV says:

    “Asked about the motivations of Democrats and Republicans for pushing amnesty, Cruz said, “Democrats want it for pure politics. No citizenship, no bill. They want more Democrat voters, or have it voted down and use it as a political issue in 2014/2016.”

    On the Republican side, he said, a lot of the support is unfortunately political, as well. “After 2012, all the Washington political consultants and MSM came to Republicans said you’ve got to do better with Hispanics,…._”
    *******
    I’m a little disappointed that Ted Cruz didn’t hammer away at what is really driving immigration “reform” which is massive $$$ to both Dems and Repubs from High Tech, Big Ag., Wal-Mart, Tyson, etc., etc.

  8. myiq2xu says:

    No good deed goes unpunished:

  9. HELENK says:

    because we need a short break

  10. HELENK says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/06/19/tea-party-rally-in-d-c-may-have-been-bigger-than-obama-audience-in-berlin/

    got to love this. Tea party rally bigger than backtrack’s crowd in Berlin

  11. HELENK says:

    http://suckersonparade.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-turd-king-addresses-berlin.html

    the turdking’s speech in Berlin went over like a lead balloon

  12. myiq2xu says:
  13. HELENK says:

    OUCH video of Irish speech about backtrack

  14. myiq2xu says:
  15. She nailed him and he can’t figure out how to weasel out of it. Great post.

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