Ted Cruz says there’s ample revenue, that Obama is deliberately DECEIVING people on debt ceiling

Mark Levin interviewed Ted Cruz on his radio show a few days ago where Cruz weighed in on the debt ceiling. He suggested that it is irresponsible fearmongering for Obama to say that we won’t be able to pay our bills if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, arguing that he is deliberately deceiving people to even make that claim:

Not raising the debt ceiling does not mean we default on the debt. And President Obama saying that is just fearmongering and deliberately deceiving people. The average tax revenues for the federal government are roughly $200 billion a month. Service on the debt is between $30-40 billion a month. There is ample revenue to ensure that we service the debt and any responsible president would say ‘regardless of what happens on the debt ceiling, the United States will always honor its debt. We will never default on the debt.’

Cruz explains further, including his prediction that Obama would threaten to not pay troops and social security again like he did last time. That prediction came to pass today. He also explains how the GOP can beat Obama on the debt ceiling if they will simply stand strong.


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  • WhiteGuy2

    Incredible, Obama accuses the GOP of putting a gun to the head of senior citizens, veterans, and putting the American economy at risk when in fact it is he who is doing exactly that.

    • nibblesyble

      What is more incredible about it…it bloody gets away with it!

      • MiketheMarine

        Colliemum is rubbing off on you. You’re sounding like a bloody Brit and I like it.


        • nibblesyble

          I am a bit of an anglophile. Colliemum can rub off all even more as far as I am concerned…she rocks!

          • MiketheMarine

            Oh, I agree. I wouldn’t have named her my Ambassador, otherwise.


            • colliemum

              Thanks – from you, that’s like getting a medal.

              • MiketheMarine

                Shoot, Ma’am, you’ve earned that title.

                • Jazzee

                  love mike the marine

                • MiketheMarine

                  Thank you so much. I’m blushing……

              • nibblesyble

                I agree, anytime someone gets praise from ‘our Marine’ it is a truly awesome thing.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Flattery, Ladies will get you anything you want out of me. I am a weak man for women who actually like me. You’ve found my achilles heal.

                • nibblesyble

                  looove it!

          • colliemum

            You’re making me blush!

            (Thanks anyway, you’re very kind!)

    • Don

      Obama is a pathological liar who lies and deceives in everything he says or does. What makes this so difficult for most Americans is that the mainstream media reports it as the truth and most people have been programmed to believe what they hear in the media when, in truth, it is lies and deceptions the media has been indocrinated into reporting.

      • Jazzee


    • aposematic

      Its what D’s do. They blame R’s for what D’s are doing so when the guaranteed “unintended consequences” occur the foundation of blame has already been established. The D’s do this on all subjects.

    • Betsey_Ross

      Even more incredible is that the Republicans just stand there and never fight back. Where is their propoganda machine? Everything that comes out of Obama’s mouth is a lie. It’s time he was called on it. When, if ever, will they stop being wimps?

    • Remember when Sarah Palin was castigated for putting out a map with cross hairs “targeting” democrat opposition. It was even suggested that she was partly to blame for the shooting of Gabby Giffords. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/01/did-sarah-palin-s-target-map-play-role-in-giffords-shooting/21575/

      Now Obama accuses the GOP of “putting a gun to the head of the American people”–weeks after Sandy Hook. And I hear crickets chirping from the MSM.

    • Jazzee


  • nibblesyble

    I adore Cruz, especially after he sent out a letter specifically thanking Sarah Palin and her pac for helping him get elected. He is top notch. What he says in this interview is right on, too bad common sense is ignored in Washington.

    • marketcomp

      Bravo, nibblesyble! And he shows so much wisdom by calling Obama out and precisely predicting what he will do. And that is exactly what we see this morning. The fact is that Obama is the one who is hurting old people and seniors and putting the soilders at risk and he needs to be put on blast for that! The republicans need to take a page from Ben Sharpiro’s book and punch back twice as hard!

      • nibblesyble


      • Orangeone

        Well John Boehner posted a paragraph on his website….That’s enough in his mind. What a Caveman.

    • factsobill

      The more I see of Ted Cruz, the more impressed I am. Rino’s take heed, your days are numbered!

      • nibblesyble

        From your lips to God’s ear eh?

  • I hate that people called tax recites “revenue”, revenue by detention is something that is earned. Taxes are no way shape or form EARNED.

    • MiketheMarine

      Theft is a better word. You are correct. Income tax is illegal but since when did laws mean anything to our tyranical government?

    • Rshill7

      “…revenue by detention”?

    • factsobill

      Ever edit much? Other than that , I agree with you completely!

  • We have plenty of money coming into the Federal government on a daily basis. If the Republicans in Congress are smart, they will work on a list of benefits and payments that will be made if there is a government shutdown. Social Security and the Military are obvious choices on who should get paid first, but I’m sure there are a several other departments that really need to be funded to keep the country going. The real fun is going to be seeing the Democrats scramble when people don’t miss many of the other useless government agencies that close down, like the Department of Energy. This exercise may actually show to the American public the services we do need and can live without, and that terrifies liberals.

    • tsturbo

      The Republicans invented the circular firing squad.

  • Sorry for this Scoop, off topic- but wal mart has caved to dear leader and is suspending any new ammo shipments. Call 1-800-925-6278 to give your opinion. http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/walmart-suspends-ammo-orders-pending-gun-control-decision

  • Ray

    it is not only Obama, it is also his adoring press pool.

  • colliemum

    Obama made this threat last time, he’s doing it again, and he’s using the same tired arguments.
    The LyingScreamingMeejah will not take him to task about this, they didn’t do it then, they won’t do it now.

    The GOP are a bunch of spineless jellyfish – with the odd exception here or there.

    • Rshill7

      Right, and those jellyfish should sting Obama into a coma.

      • colliemum

        If only … the GOP are stingless jellyfish, they’ve shed their stings. Amazing feat of nature, I know, but since they can already live without spines, anything is possible.

        • Rshill7

          Ok 🙂

  • sjmom

    I hope Ted Cruz is the “real” thing and I’m waiting to see if he continues as he has. We need someone like him to call out Obama.

  • Rshill7

    Levin is supposed to be live on Megyn Kelly shortly according to her last tease.

  • Ray

    although I dislike Newt for supporting DeDe Scozafava over the conservative, I think cruze should spend some time with him learning how to make the press look stupid.

  • Rocco11

    Obama’s 2 autobiographies (written by Bill Ayres) are complete fabrications and lies, what do you expect?

  • c4pfan

    They aren’t going to stay strong. They will cave.

  • jleinf

    Deliberately deceiving people- Obama is a nutshell

  • deeme

    This is what he does I like to call it telling half the story..and when he says “We” who is he talking about…after all when he said he presented a” package” , he forgets to add that he didn’t get one vote for it..Part of his questions were devoted to what a likeable guy he is..I’m not sure what that has to do with the mess we are in..and that’s another half truth..

  • ryanomaniac

    Ill say it again….I’m glad he is my Senator.

  • aposematic

    The Republicans, having the weakest Speaker of the House in my lifetime, are reduced to having to beg Obuma to at least throw some crumbs to Republican interests/cronies. Thus, since the R’s know if they don’t raise the Debt Ceiling the first to go will be their crumbs so not raising the Debt Ceiling has never been an option. I can remember when the Speaker was the strongest position in DC; holding those purse strings was big time power. But alas, Congress gave most of their power over to the Executive Branch years ago and here we are.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Obama should be dragged out of the WH in shame… he’s a liar and unfit to hold his position.

    I’m utterly disgusted.

    • ryanomaniac

      Amen to that. He hurts my eyes and rapes my ears whenever I watch the guy.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Lol! Same same.

  • tinlizzieowner

    He’s doing what the libs always do. Threaten to cut benefits to the old and the defenders. Never a peep about cutting the entitlements to those who never earned them, in the first place.

  • Conniption Fitz

    I’m too angry to type….

  • FutureOnePercent

    “The only real way to have leverage with the debt ceiling is to convince people that we are not going to default on our debt,” Paul said. “We could actually direct the President to pay our interest, make Social Security payments, pay soldier salaries, the basic functions that could keep government going. That way we take default off the table. They always scare us into raising the debt ceiling by saying that the stock markets will tank, everyone will go crazy if we default. I don’t think we should default — but I don’t think we should raise the debt ceiling either.”

    He’s got the same idea that Rand Paul has…

  • wadnnit.

    He said ,”The Republicans have got to get a lot better at explaining things…” This is the biggest problem.

    Most of the country doesn’t get any of this, mostly because they see correctly that things aren’t making any sense the way they are, but then they just make a decision to pick one side or the other to trust to lead us out of it. Fifty percent picked Obama.

    If the Republicans in Congress could hijack every opportunity in front of the press to expalin things as clearly as Cruz just did, eventually it might stick.

    Need a new NETWORK: “The Republican Voice,” or some such thing, with responsible articulation and presentation, all…day…long…

  • 57thunderbird

    The establishment republicans will do whatever they can to try to shut this man up.There is no room in the republican establishment for a true conservative.

  • Biggbear52

    By know and over almost three years, it has become world known to at least most of us and virtually all of the E.U that this Kenyan mut is actually LAUNDERING money. Called it the bailout and stimulus. Less than 10% of that package went for what is was stated to. The bulk of it is sitting in slush funds gathering interest at unbelievable rates. Though admittedly a good portion went to special interests, large democrat contributing companies. A poultry amount of just under 100 went to the very union, operated most by illegals, that conspired to close down Hostes. The records are there. look them up, I did. This group in Washington is the ugliest group of job killing, money laundering, Islamic fascists running guns and human’s to and from Mexico. Heck even the Mexican authority has asked that Eric Holder be sent there along with Obama to face charge of VIOLATIONS AGAINST HUMANITY!. Yet you moronic ZOMBICRATS still blame George Bush. He was not great by any means but he made this group, by himself, look like he was running backwards for God sake. I truly hope you Manchurianized terrorist loving zombicrat sheep are proud of what you have done. This country deserve way better than you sorry piles!!

  • repubboy

    So tell me Mr. Cruz, what has the Boy king ever said to any American that was not a Lie ?

  • dlg1956


    The Tyrant will declare war on America with full knowledge he will have the Presidential authority to call in the UN once the shooting will start.

    The words will end after he announces the registration mandate….

    The Supreme Court has already ruled that the states have the authority to regulate guns, possibly limit the type of firearm that can be owned. Obama and his minions know that the semi-automatic rifle is the single best deterrent to tyrants. So guess what they will ban and require registration?

    America will be in a civil war. Some of us older Americans remember that at one time in school they taught us about the millions of innocent lives that have been snuffed out by communism. We lived through the Iron Curtain, people risking their lives to run across ‘no man’s land’ in east Germany, to come to America!

    I know some of these people. They tell of the horrors of living in East Germany: the terror, the fear the unknown with poverty everywhere. I’ve met Chinese from the ‘Great Leap Forward’ under Mao. Starvation, brutality and unknown terror along with 80 million murdered.

    May God Save America? Only God will be able to stop the anger and hatred of America like the left have in plan for us.

    Murdering 300K innocent babies each year, waving the bible on TV and openly mocking God. May God save America for the 10 righteous, only time will tell?

  • Jazzee

    well if obama is lying again
    you repubs should have your rear ends out there everyday telling the people the truth
    where are all of you?
    no one responds to his arrogant press conference
    no one responds to colin powell calling us racists
    and Lordy the gun issue where are the wimpy repubs?????????????????????????
    get some guts boys and girls we are in trouble here with the dictator obama
    wake UP repubs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • factsobill

      “If Obama is lying? Really,if? “YOU repubs” in one line, implying you’re one in the next with a “calling us racists”. You post like you just “woke up”!

  • lrjrj

    I think Obama (and liberals) think the Am people are lemmings, fools. I can understand this with their voting coalitions, and the petty issues they supported him on this re-election, but how can you not laugh at the Obama warning that we’d have to cut SS, veteran and basically take the food from the mouths of kids?! Incredible a president could stoop so low and risk a reputation for seriousness with nonsense like that, if he had a reputation for seriousness on leading this nation, and not turning it into Europe.

  • bobemakk

    This is one of the biggest issues at hand, the gun issue is ludicrous and a diversion from the real issues. Criminals use illegal weapons.


  • Radman414

    Old “ready duck” is a prime example of the real problem in America: 
    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – an unknown author in the Czech Republic

  • Radman414

    The pathological narcissist BHO stated that his goal was to “fundamentally transform” America, presumably into a European-style socialist state.  And he meant it!

  • Radman414

    And that’s why We the People need to get off our arses, locate, support and elect a couple of dozen more constitutional conservatives made from the same mold as Sen. Ted Cruz.