6 reasons Ted Cruz needs to go.
Roughly 1,000,000 texans do not have health care - and Ted Cruz isn’t helping. In fact, you haven’t seen cruelty until you’ve met Cruz’s health care plans. Thank Cruz for needlessly and cruelly upending Obamacare with the repeal of the individual mandate in the GOP’s tax bill. And that wasn’t the worst of it: his previous plan would have forced sick and poor people to pay way more for less.
More than 800,000 dreamers need help, and Ted Cruz - who was born in Canada to a Cuban father - refuses to work on a solution. Even before Cruz turned his back on Dreamers — denying them a pathway to citizenship — he took a Trumpian and inhumane stance on immigration. His solution? Law enforcement should hunt down and deport 12 million undocumented immigrants. Recently the senate voted 97-1 to advance the debate. The lone vote against it? Of course it was Ted Cruz, of course it was.
Ted Cruz is as bad as it gets on reproductive rights and abortion access - and is the last man you want in the business of regulating your uterus.
A long-time advocate for overturning Roe v. Wade and criminalizing abortion, Cruz tried to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood, fought for employers to control their employees’ access to birth control, and crusaded to make women pay more for birth control. In keeping with character, Cruz also voted to reduce protections against domestic violence and campus sexual assault.
And yet Ted Cruz represents corporate interests instead of hard working texans. He has voted against equal pay for equal work, filibustered a vote to raise the minimum wage, and opposes paid family leave & policies. Pushing through a tax bill that benefits the super rich at the expense of working people is one of the very, very few things he has actually accomplished. Maybe this has something to do with him being in pocket of big corporations and billionaire donors?
There’s a reason the former Speaker of the House called him “Lucifer in the flesh,” and that’s because to know Ted Cruz is to loathe Ted Cruz. His college roommate summed it up pretty nicely: “Ted Cruz is a nightmare of a human being. I have plenty of problems with his politics, but truthfully, his personality is so awful that 99 percent of why I hate him is just his personality. If he agreed with me on every issue, I would hate him only 1 percent less.”
Ted Cruz is basically the worst on everything we as humans care about *drumroll please* -- Cruz opposes net neutrality, denies climate change, voted against fixing student loans, introduced a bill to make it harder to vote, attacked the Voting Rights Act, decried Black Lives Matter, sneakily passed school vouchers, led the charge to deny Texas couples marriage equality, and defended state-sponsored discrimination against LGBTQ people.