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.