Ted Cruz just released a statement criticizing Obama for being completely out of ideas to fix the economy and unwilling to do what it takes to fix the harm his own policies are causing. He said if Obama really wants to begin fixing the economy, he should repeal Obamacare and then quoted James Hoffa from the Teamsters Union to bolster his suggestion:
Obamacare “will… destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
Read the full statement:
Cruz: President Obama is Out of Ideas
Stopping Obamacare is Key to Reviving Economy
WASHINGTON, DC — In response to President Obama’s speech today on the state of the economy, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said:
Today President Obama rehashed essentially the same economic speech we’ve heard for years: more government programs, more taxes. He’s out of ideas to fix the economy, and unwilling to do what it takes to remedy the harm his policies are inflicting.
Since the President took office, the average rate of annual economic growth has been a paltry 0.9 percent, compared to the historically normal rate of 3.3 percent. If President Obama truly cared about sparking economic growth and bringing opportunity to the American people, he would join the growing chorus of elected leaders calling for full defund of Obamacare – the single strongest step government can take to unshackle jobs, investment, and growth again in America. As James Hoffa of the Teamsters Union put it, Obamacare “will… destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
I am working hard to help lead the effort to defund Obamacare in the next 68 days as part of the next Continuing Resolution, and I would urge the President and his party to join us in a real agenda for jobs and growth.