‘All in’ for Ted Cruz ~

Ted Cruz

Who is better equipped to join the bright young TEA Party class of patriots already serving in the U.S. Senate; Ted Cruz or David Dewhurst?

The choice is clear. Ted speaks the same CONSERVATIVE language as Senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Jim Demint, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson, and is driven by a burning desire for strict adherence to the Constitution.

But if you are pleased with the current go along to get along “buy-partisan” U.S. Senate, Dewhurst is your guy. He would without hesitation, melt into the D.C. sleaze machine that is filled with lobbyist, good ole boy career politicians and bureaucrats.

If you have not read the POLITICO op-ed that is shown below, please do. If you read it; please read it again, and take note of the authors. They need Ted on their team, and we can make that a reality – we MUST make that a reality!

We need young warriors with the strength to endure to the end. Jesus once said, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34)

Would he not expect us to “drive out the money changers” from the Senate? Ted Cruz is totally qualified and prepared to join the young patriots that are already serving in the Senate. Ted will take the fight to the enemy – both foreign and domestic!

Lenny Leatherman ~

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Time for a cut, cap & balance budget

From POLITICO.com, By SEN. JIM DEMINT, SEN. RAND PAUL, SEN. MIKE LEE, SEN. RON JOHNSON and SEN. MARCO RUBIO | 3/16/12 –

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Annual debt payments will soon be larger than the Greek economy, the authors warn.

The most important policy imperative in the world today is for the United States to balance its budget. Though the reasons we must do so are economic, the reasons we should are fundamentally moral.

Everything our republic means to our citizens, and everything America means to the world – friend and foe alike – depends on our ability to pay our bills and honor our debts.

The full faith and credit of the United States — on which depends our reputation and, ultimately, our security, prosperity and freedom — is at risk today as never before. In recent years, under presidents and Congresses of both parties, we have racked up yawning deficits and mushrooming debt that now pose a danger to America as we know it.

Without immediate action to control federal spending, deficits will continue to grow as a proportion of gross domestic product, and our accumulated national debt will soon reach world-destabilizing levels.

Washington can no longer afford to delude itself or the American people about the threat of the looming debt crisis. Our choice is no longer between a (seemingly) painless status quo and painful budget cuts. The status quo is crumbling.

Major credit agencies have already downgraded our once-untouchable credit rating. Europe, just a few years ahead of us on the path toward big government utopianism, is a fiscal basket case. Yet, even as our unreformed entitlement programs threaten our economic future, the Obama administration steams full speed ahead to implement another trillion-dollar entitlement we will never be able to afford: “Obamacare.”

Our course is unsustainable. The Congressional Budget Office has stated it can no longer make long-term budget estimates because our projected level of debt causes the computer models to break down somewhere in the 2040s. These trends aren’t those of a super power in decline, but a banana republic in the making – and a global economic anchor.

That’s why last year we co-sponsored a balanced budget amendment that would have, for the first time, not only forced Congress to get control of spending, but bound future Congresses to do the same.

We called on Congress to cut unnecessary, and unconstitutional, spending immediately, cap future spending in line with average historical revenues and send a balanced budget constitutional amendment to the states for ratification.

As Congress begins a new budget season, we stand by that call.

When confronting a fiscal crisis that could bring down our economy — and the world’s! — balancing the budget within 10 years seems a minimal threshold of fiscal seriousness. Eight-thousand new baby boomers turn 65 and qualify for Social Security and Medicare every day. Annual debt interest payments alone will soon be larger than the entire Greek economy — which by itself is bringing Europe to its knees.

We no longer have 30 or 40 years to solve this problem.

President Barack Obama disagrees. He thinks a 10-year balanced budget is unnecessary, impossible and extreme. As the author of the greatest spending binge in human history, he understandably prefers to change the subject to tax increases and income inequality.But raising taxes on high earners has only accelerated and exacerbated fiscal problems everywhere from Sacramento to Athens. And everyone outside Washington knows that the true inequality crisis in America today is not between rich and poor, but between government and everyone else.

A balanced budget will encourage Congress to reorganize the federal government around principles of wealth creation rather than wealth redistribution, and force long-overdue reforms to long-outmoded policies.

We have known for decades which systems need reform — the tax code, our entitlement programs, corporate welfare, education, energy and the budget process itself. One generation of political leaders has already failed the meet this challenge – we literally cannot afford another.

The facts bearing down on the federal budget are economic — but our choice is moral. The federal government has already spent $15 trillion more than we gave it. What we have to show for it is a broken economy, manipulated by cronyism and oppressed by incompetent regulation. The middle class hanging by a thread.

Families and businesses that work hard, play by the rules and live within their means deserve better than to be forced by their own government to bail out the people who don’t.

They deserve a new approach that cuts, caps and balances the federal budget, to rescue our economy, restore our prosperity and preserve our freedom.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is on the Joint Economic Committee. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) serves on the Joint Economic Committee. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) serves on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

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  1. Senator_Blutarsky

    Facts are curious things……………..I repeat that Dewhurst is the most despicable cretin in Texas politics over the last decade. Even more than Rick Perry.

    And sadly, Cruz has extreme baggage as well –

    Ted Cruz, Pit of Vipers, and the Council on Foreign Relations member in his family.
    Posted by bnuckols ⋅ May 28, 2012 ⋅ 1 Comment
    I was researching a rumor that I read that Ted Cruz’ wife was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations until June, 2011 and that she was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. I was curious how such a young woman could become a member of the CFR, an organization that I assumed only admitted (old) heads of State and incredibly powerful business interests.

    I found this CFR Task Force report, “Building a North American Community,” which lists Heidi Cruz as a member of the Task Force which “applauds the announced ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,’ but proposes a more ambitious vision of a new community by 2010 and specific recommendations on how to achieve it.” The news release also notes that Mrs. Cruz worked for Condyleeza Rice in the Bush White House National Security Council and had been a banker at Merrill Lynch and J. P. Morgan.

    Just wow! Mrs. Cruz is much more accomplished than I’d imagined.

    Further searching yielded this bit of video from Ben Smith’s October 27, 2011 blog at Politico. (There’s a break in the middle, indicating editing and the source is not “conservative,” but that’s Ted saying what he’s saying. The title is also Politico’s.)

    Smith comments,

    Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general and tea party favorite for the Republican nomination for Senate, has been focusing some of his harshest campaign trail rhetoric on that longtime villain of those suspicious of U.S. internationalism: The Council on Foreign Relations.

    The New York-based group, Cruz said at a speech to a Republican women’s group in Sugarland, Tex., last week, is “a pit of vipers.”

    When asked about the Council at another event in Tyler, Tex., on Oct. 15 — Texas, home of Ron Paul and Alex Jones, is the sort of place this comes up a lot — Cruz called the organization “a pernicious nest of snakes” that is “working to undermine our sovereignty,” according to video provided by someone who opposes his candidacy.

    Well, Cruz should know: The candidate’s wife, Heidi S. Cruz, was an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations until this June. She was a member until June on a 5-year “term membership” program, an official at the organization confirmed.

    The video and Cruz’ comments are commented on in several news and blog sites on the ‘Net, so I don’t know how I missed it and Cruz’ play-acting for his East Texas audience.

    http://wingright.org/2012/05/28/ted-cruz-pit-of-vipers-and-the-council-on-foreign-relations-member-in-his-family/

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