Cruz urges GOP to use debt ceiling fight for "Obamacare" changes

Oct 6, 2013 Full story: CBS News 130

Legislation raising the debt ceiling is among the best leverage that Congress has to rein in the White House and should include changes to the nation's new health insurance system, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

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Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#1 Oct 6, 2013
Sigh. And I bet he's not giving up HIS taxpayer paid government healthcare.....
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#2 Oct 6, 2013
Here's the thing....under Bush, the GOP spent like drunken sailors. They skyrocketed the debt and eliminated the Clinton surplus.

Now under the Obama years, their debt is coming due. GOP TEA RINOS, you can't just default on your debt and shutdown government! You like to compare things to businesses and well.....only poor CEOs shut down their business b/c they made bad decisions and need to default on their creditors. Are the GOP TEA RINOs telling us they mismanaged government (i.e. their "business") all these years?

FIRE THE GOP!
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#3 Oct 6, 2013
Guess there will be stronger words from the republicants about Cruz - over and above "wacko bird" and "fraud".

Has anyone given Cruz a small batch of index cards (a la Palin) as to what will happen if we default on our financial obligations?

Step up, Boehner -
Osama Obama

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Oct 6, 2013
No stupid they pay the bills and cut spending on worthless things.That I think may be the problem.Democrats do not earn money to pay taxes and bills so they just cannot understand why they can't spend on fiascos like Obamascare.Or bridges to nowhere.Even their leaders try not paying taxes even though they make the laws.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#5 Oct 6, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
Here's the thing....under Bush, the GOP spent like drunken sailors. They skyrocketed the debt and eliminated the Clinton surplus.
Now under the Obama years, their debt is coming due. GOP TEA RINOS, you can't just default on your debt and shutdown government! You like to compare things to businesses and well.....only poor CEOs shut down their business b/c they made bad decisions and need to default on their creditors. Are the GOP TEA RINOs telling us they mismanaged government (i.e. their "business") all these years?
FIRE THE GOP!
Here's the thing....when the problems is the Government spends your money likedrunken sailors, it doesn't make sense to authorize any more unless you wrangle some concessions. How bout we stop spending in this one area? How about this other one? But Damnocrats insist on all or nothing, refusing to negotiate.
Is it really true that the Damnocrats are representing the American people, who never wanted Obamacare, but provide perks to Big Business in terms of waivers, exemptions and delays?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#6 Oct 6, 2013
Changes? Last week it was repeal.

I wish this moronic teabagger would make up
his demented American al-Qaida mind.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#7 Oct 6, 2013
Narrator: You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#8 Oct 6, 2013
Osama Obama wrote:
Democrats do not earn money to pay taxes and bills
Silly ignorant comment - not even worthy of Mitt (47 percenter) Romney.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#9 Oct 6, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's the thing....when the problems is the Government spends your money likedrunken sailors, it doesn't make sense to authorize any more unless you wrangle some concessions. How bout we stop spending in this one area? How about this other one? But Damnocrats insist on all or nothing, refusing to negotiate.
Is it really true that the Damnocrats are representing the American people, who never wanted Obamacare, but provide perks to Big Business in terms of waivers, exemptions and delays?
You an idiot and obviously don't know anything about the debt ceiling. The money HAS ALREADY BEEN SPENT. This is about PAYING YOUR BILL. The debt ceiling is not about spending more. It's about paying for what you have already spent and the GOP have already spent like drunken sailors during the Bush years for their war!
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#10 Oct 6, 2013
Osama Obama wrote:
No stupid they pay the bills and cut spending on worthless things.That I think may be the problem.Democrats do not earn money to pay taxes and bills so they just cannot understand why they can't spend on fiascos like Obamascare.Or bridges to nowhere.Even their leaders try not paying taxes even though they make the laws.
How soon we forget who it was leading the country into a three trillion dollar debacle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#11 Oct 6, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's the thing....when the problems is the Government spends your money likedrunken sailors, it doesn't make sense to authorize any more unless you wrangle some concessions. How bout we stop spending in this one area? How about this other one? But Damnocrats insist on all or nothing, refusing to negotiate.
Is it really true that the Damnocrats are representing the American people, who never wanted Obamacare, but provide perks to Big Business in terms of waivers, exemptions and delays?
you should learn what the debt ceiling is before you attempt to talk about it, lest you look so foolish again...

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#13 Oct 6, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
You an idiot and obviously don't know anything about the debt ceiling. The money HAS ALREADY BEEN SPENT. This is about PAYING YOUR BILL. The debt ceiling is not about spending more. It's about paying for what you have already spent and the GOP have already spent like drunken sailors during the Bush years for their war!
There would be no problem with the debt ceiling if king Barack merely spent the money he was authorized. But, he spent 12 months of funds in 11months. Now, he wants a blank check without conditions. You're right. It's to about spending more. It's about spending less!

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#15 Oct 6, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you should learn what the debt ceiling is before you attempt to talk about it, lest you look so foolish again...
The same could be said to king Barack!

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#16 Oct 6, 2013
Ted Cruz continues to lead the gullible tea-baggers (dragging the GOP behind them) down the garden path of political implosion… I have been on here for years telling you people that the republican Party is a detriment to the wellbeing of this nation. Just look at what President Obama inherited from the 8 years that Bush devastated this nation from 9-11 to the economic collapse… this nation is under attack from the unpatriotic right-wing… the question now becomes what are patriotic Americans going to do to stop them?
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#17 Oct 6, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
There would be no problem with the debt ceiling if king Barack merely spent the money he was authorized. But, he spent 12 months of funds in 11months. Now, he wants a blank check without conditions. You're right. It's to about spending more. It's about spending less!
Are you stupid? When President Obama took office we were already TRILLIONS in debt. That didn't magically get paid down when the President Obama took office and the debt clock got reset. Geez....maybe in GOP TEA PARTY Lalalaland.

The GOP Bush War Debt is STILL OUTSTANDING. Just proof positive that the GOP are reckless. Spend and default is their modus operandi.

Since: Dec 07

Palestine, TX

#18 Oct 6, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Ted Cruz continues to lead the gullible tea-baggers (dragging the GOP behind them) down the garden path of political implosion… I have been on here for years telling you people that the republican Party is a detriment to the wellbeing of this nation. Just look at what President Obama inherited from the 8 years that Bush devastated this nation from 9-11 to the economic collapse… this nation is under attack from the unpatriotic right-wing… the question now becomes what are patriotic Americans going to do to stop them?
9/11 was clinton's fault

The economic collapse was due to democrat giveaway lending policies.

You are still a moronic screwball.

LBJ "I will get those n****** to vote democrat for the next 200 years." Every housing project he built is now a worthless ghetto.

You don't know shyte, boy.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#19 Oct 6, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you stupid? When President Obama took office we were already TRILLIONS in debt. That didn't magically get paid down when the President Obama took office and the debt clock got reset. Geez....maybe in GOP TEA PARTY Lalalaland.
The GOP Bush War Debt is STILL OUTSTANDING. Just proof positive that the GOP are reckless. Spend and default is their modus operandi.
You don't reduce debt by allowing the President to overspend. Yes, the debt could be measured in trillions after Bush. What has king Barack done to reduce that debt? How can allowing him to spend 12 months of funds in 11 months and then give him a blank check help reduce that debt?
Maybe I am stupid. But I do know that you don't reduce by addition.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#20 Oct 6, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
The same could be said to king Barack!
parrot level of discussion...your parents must be so proud...

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#21 Oct 6, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>parrot level of discussion...your parents must be so proud...
My parents are dead. Thanks for reminding me how proud they were that I was able to provide for my family and employees.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#22 Oct 6, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't reduce debt by allowing the President to overspend. Yes, the debt could be measured in trillions after Bush. What has king Barack done to reduce that debt? How can allowing him to spend 12 months of funds in 11 months and then give him a blank check help reduce that debt?
Maybe I am stupid. But I do know that you don't reduce by addition.
You're an idiot. The Debt Ceiling isn't about reducing debt. Are you not comprehending that despite being told that more than once?

It's about paying the bill on what you have spent already. The GOP has spent TRILLIONS already. It's time to pay the creditors. Do you pay them? Or be reckless and default and whine---"I need to stop spending".? The Debt Ceiling is about paying down what the GOP has ALREADY SPENT.

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