Smart Canadian born immigrant, up and coming leader of the Tea Party and Presidential prospect of the Republican Party Cruz was elected U.S. Senator from Texas in 2012.
A rich, arrogant elitist, well educated by two of America’s finest Educational Institutions, Harvard Law School and Princeton University, yet has little understanding, or consideration for, America’s poor working class that cannot compete with the huge advantages that the rich receive; Welfare doesn’t even come close… no working person should ever be forced to live in poverty.
He stands, with the Tea Party, for limited Government; an agenda that would cut Medicare and eliminate some Government Departments.
In a Houston Chronicle news article Cruz said:
“We need to eliminate unnecessary and unconstitutional agencies like the Department of Education … the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the National Endowment of the Arts. … I would most like to eliminate the Internal Revenue Service.”
Education, in particular, is most important in preparing poor unskilled workers for jobs and advancement in the work force and essential for economic equality. It is imperative that greater emphasis be placed on the Department of Education, not eliminate it. Bill Gates claims “Education would be the top issue since it is key to individual opportunity and to the country as a whole and we are not doing as well as other countries”.
When most people think of Ted Cruz, they remember that he orchestrated the devastating Government shut down in October of 2013 and the loss of our highly respected AAA Credit rating at a very high cost to tax payers simply because he couldn’t get his own way.