Ted Cruz: Why We Should Defund ObamaCare Now
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Now to ObamaCare. It may be the law of the land, but that is not stopping Senator Ted Cruz. He is taking action against ObamaCare. Senator Cruz joins us. Nice to see you, sir.
SEN. TED CRUZ, R- TEXAS: Great to see you, Greta.
VAN SUSTEREN: OK, so you are proposing an amendment to the continuing resolution to slow down the funding of ObamaCare. Explain what you want and why.
CRUZ: Well, I think the top priority of every elected representative in Washington should be economic growth. If you look at the past four years, our economy’s not growing. And in the last four years, it’s grown 0.8 percent a year. And as a result of that stagnant growth, we’re not able to get 23 million people back to work. Our federal balance sheet remains a train wreck.
The only way to solve the deficit, to solve the debt, to get people back to work, to get opportunity flowing again is to get growth. This last quarter, we had growth of 0.1 percent. So this week, on the continuing resolution, I’m introducing an amendment that is entitled Restore Growth First, and what it would do is delay funding “Obama care” until we get back to historic levels of growth.