Posted tagged ‘Ted Cruz’

Observations From The Margin

February 4, 2016

Observation Tower

Observations About The Results From Iowa

-Every media expert predicted that Trump and Hillary would win. They would have been wrong on both predictions if Hillary hadn’t won six Iowa precincts on a coin flip. Man is she lucky!

-The top 5 on the Republican side, Cruz, Trump, Rubio, Carson, and Paul, garnered 89% of the votes. Three of these became Senators because of support of tea party and liberty groups. The other two are not politicians. All five are outside of the Republican establishment {defined by me as Republicans in positions of power who want to increase the power of government, and think that everything revolves around what happens inside the Washington beltway}. The establishment candidates, Bush, Christie, and Kasich got 7% of the vote. It looks like the grass-roots are fed up with the Republican establishment.

-It’s interesting how the Republican establishment is hinting that Rubio is their guy now that the candidates they pushed, finished completely out of the mix. Are they trying to pressure Rubio into being one of them just because he was a member of the gang of eight? Do they think they can co-opt his candidacy? Would you consider him to the left or to the right of McCain or Romney, the last two republican establishment candidates for president?

-Ted Cruz was unapologetically for phasing out ethanol subsidies while campaigning in Iowa. Iowa is the top corn producing State. The Governor of Iowa told the people of Iowa not to vote for Cruz. Donald Trump came out for ethanol subsidies. Cruz Won. Cruz must have done a great job of explaining why he was against these subsidies to the people of a State whose cash crop is corn!

-Bernie Sanders was essentially tied with Hillary Clinton in Iowa. It is mind blowing to me how 50% of democrat voters support an avowed socialist, and the other 50% support someone who wants to centrally plan the US economy. Socialist Bernie wants the government to own the means of production. Central planner Hillary wants to leave ownership of the means of production in the hands of the private sector, but she gets to regulate every decision, and skim the profits away in taxes. So I guess the only difference is Hillary won’t tell you what she really is.

-Hillary Clinton’s victory speech didn’t sound like a victory speech. She came across as the unhappy vindictive shrew that she really is. She didn’t seem very happy or thankful for her victory.

-Of the people under 30 who voted in the Democratic caucus, 84% voted for socialist Bernie Sanders. Is this proof that our countries education system is nothing more than an indoctrination camp promoting big government?

Ted Cruz Is Hated By The Establishment Of Both Parties

November 4, 2015

Ted Cruz has time and again pulled back the curtain allowing us to see how congress operates. Leaders of both parties hate him because he shows us the game of politics. The game is not about two parties competing to see who gets to sit in the seat of power. No, the real battle is between the leadership in both parties, on the one hand, and we the people on the other. It is between the rulers and the ruled. No matter which party is in the majority, government power expands, which means individual liberty shrinks. Neither party is interested in cutting the size and power of government.

We don’t even realize that we the people are the only ones who can take their power away. This is why the establishments of both parties have worked for decades to keep us ignorant about the reality of big government. Both parties have done a good job of convincing us that “solutions” to “problems” can only come from government, even though our present “problems” are consequences of previous government interventions, interventions which were proposed as solutions to previous problems that were caused by the original government solutions to our problems (did you follow all that). Government creates its own perpetual motion machine of solutions and problems.

The recent budget battle is an example of government caused problems that can only be cured by more government solutions.

Here is a video of Ted Cruz showing us what a farce the federal budget battle really is. This is why he is hated by the leadership of both parties.

Excerpts from the video:

“The cartel operates as one. In the Senate we have one leadership team. It is the McConnell Reid leadership team. In the house we have had the Boehner Pelosi leadership team. They operate in complete harmony growing Washington. Republican leadership….spends all their time thinking how do we beat conservatives. In the House how do we crush this freedom caucus. These crazy radicals who actually believe we should do what we said we would do. What a shocking revolutionary radical statement for Washington D.C. that we would actually do what we told our constituents we would do….. McConnell spends more time trying to figure out how to defeat conservatives than Harry Reid ever did.

Related ArticleTed Cruz Tells The Truth About McConnell, Reid, The Senate, and Crony Capitalism, at austrianaddict.com.

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Ted Cruz And Sierra Club President Spar Over The “Settled Science” Of Global Warming

October 9, 2015

Sierra Club President Aaron Mair looks like someone caught in quick sand as he struggles to avoid answering Ted Cruz’s questions about global warming. He repeats over and over again that “97% of the ‘worlds scientists’ concur that global warming is a fact.” I guess he is trying to convince himself because nobody would be convinced by this performance. (I wonder what constitutes “worlds scientists”?). If this was a prize fight they would have stopped it in the second round.

 

Watch this short video from my post titled, What They Haven’t Told You About Climate Change, in which the co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, blows the whistle on the global warming hoax.

Related ArticleGlobal Warming? at austrianaddict.com.

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Ted Cruz Tells The Truth About McConnell, Reid, The Senate, and Crony Capitalism

July 27, 2015

Last Friday Senator Ted Cruz took to the floor of the Senate and did something very few politicians do, he told the truth. He tells it like it is about republican majority leader Mitch McConnell, minority leader Harry Reid, career politicians in both parties, republican leadership, how the Senate operates, the Export Import bank, and the crony capitalist corporate welfare system our Government has become. He pulls back the curtain and allows us to see what really goes on in congress, although many of us have a good idea. Here is the video of his speech. Watch it all. It is one of the best you will ever see and hear.

Here are some excerpts:

“The majority and minority leader, arm and arm, should not team up against the American tax payers.”

“we loot the taxpayer to benefit wealthy powerful corporations.”

“Do you know what he (McConnell) didn’t bring up (for a vote). Is my amendment to end the congressional exemption from Obamacare the corrupt deal Harry Reid cut with President Obama to exempt members of congress. We ought to live under the same rules as everyone else. But the majority leader doesn’t want to vote on that.”

CONSLUSION

Ted Cruz should be applauded for standing up to power. I’m sure Senator McConnell will not say anything about what Ted Cruz said in hopes that it will go away quickly. McConnell will not forget this and will pick his spot to chop the legs out from under Cruz. Probably after Ted Cruz finds a horse head in his bed.

I’ve said this before but it is worth repeating. The battle is not between the R and the D. The battle is between big government central planners in both parties and each individual citizen. We should not allow ourselves to be split up into groups and pitted against each other for their political gain. We should consider ourselves one big gang of individuals who all want the same thing, Government out of our lives. We should be free to make our own decisions and not be dictated to. A gang of individuals couldn’t be ignored by politicians.

As Ted Cruz stated, “the majority and minority leader, arm in arm, should not team up against the American people“. It is time for us to team up and force politicians to shrink government.

Related ArticleSenator Ted Cruz Stirs Up A Hornets Nest, at austrianaddict.com.

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Must Reads For The Week 2/1/14

February 1, 2014
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

In Defense Of The Mises Institute, at economicpolicyjournal.com. When the New York Times is trying to fudge the truth, ( lie), about the Austrian school of economics, you know you are making progress in educating people about the economic reality of Government intervention into the economy. Keep spreading economic truth and let it work its magic.

Thanks To Capitalism All These Things Fit Into Your Pocket, at Turning Point USA. Thank you Libertarian Girl for sharing this. Look at the photo and think of the cost of all the devices you would need to replace your smart phone. The good news is Government hasn’t found a way to intervene in the technology market and screw it up. Technology changes quicker than the Government can react. Will the technology side of our hampered health care system progress farther and faster than Obamacare can drag it backward?

Video: Free Americans Exercising Their Rights, at libertypenblog.blogspot.com. This is part of the push back by Americans against the growing police state, at the federal, state and local levels.. The rattle of the rattle snake is the warning to the intruder that it is too close, the bite comes when the intruder doesn’t heed the warning. This video is the rattle of the rattle snake, lets hope Government understands these warnings so the  bite never has to happen.

Video: Fox News- NSA Is Illegal and Ineffective, at libertypenblog.blogspot.com. Judge Napolitano’s segment on this video is really good. This is just another reason why people are saying enough, you’ve gone too far.

LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl, at getholistichealth.com, and Cop Goes Psycho Waiting For McDonald’s, Pulls A Gun On Teen In Drive Thru, at thelibertarianrepublic.com. Thank you Libertas Found for posting these short videos. If we people who have power over you can’t be trusted at the local level, why would you trust people with power at the Federal level?

Video: Get Konnected With The Kronies Action Figures, at kronies.com. Creative spoof of a commercial for krony kapitalist action figures.

76,000 Pounds Of Ribs Burn In Truck Fire, Smell Wonderful, by Tammy Bruce, at tammybruce.com. Nothing smells better than meat cooking over an open flame.

Ted Cruz ‘s Comments Edited Out Of “Face The Nation”, by Shifra, at tammybruce.com. Media bias isn’t shocking anymore, it’s just the reality we live under. But in the information age it’s less of a problem.

Government Schools Are Dinosaurs, by Chris Rossini, at economicpolicyjournal.com. The information age is the biggest threat to the brain washing monopoly Government schools have enjoyed. You don’t have to set one foot in a school or college to receive an education. The bigger point that Gary Vaynerchuk makes in this short video is how technology is going to bring about a big cultural shift that will be difficult for us to see because we are living inside of it. This shift will give power back to the individual with a corresponding decrease in the power of Government. We are living in interesting times.

Romney Care Result: It Takes More Than Two Months To See A Specialist In Boston, at economicpolicyjournal.com. When the Government tries to make something more affordable, the result is a longer wait for worse service at a higher price. Isn’t that the exact opposite of how it works in the free market?

Observations From The Margin

December 3, 2013
Observation Tower

Observation  (Photo credit: mooglet)

– How can William P.White the D.C. insurance commissioner get fired by the D.C. Mayor for telling the truth about Obamacare, while everyone who lied about Obamacare gets to keep their job.

– Politicians never cease to amaze me. John McCain called Ted Cruz attempt to repeal or defund Obamacare, “not rational”, and to attempt it during the Gov. shutdown was considered “a fool’s errand”. Six weeks later in an appearence on the Greta Van Susteren show McCain said Obamacare should be repealed. Most politicians live in a zero sum moment that they think can never change. McCain was acting on the polls at the time of Cruzes filibuster, while Cruz was trying to educate people about the problems concerning Obamacare, in an attempt to move public opinion toward repeal. Cruz succeeded with the help of the predictable debacle that the Obamacare roll out has become.When public opinion shifted, McCain found himself in a “new” zero sum moment. Seeing the parade of public opinion coming down the street, he grabbed the conductor’s baton and jumped in front of it in an attempt to look as if he was leading it. This is the reality of politics and politicians, and why I lothe it and them.

– The free market, not Government regulation, has allowed the production of the highest quality and quantity of healthcare possible. Over the years, Government intervention has worked to slow the progress of healthcare while driving up the cost, at the same time that new technological discoveries have worked to advance healthcare, and make it less expensive. We have no idea how advanced and less expensive healthcare would be if the free market would have been allowed to work unimpeded by Government regulations.

– Obamacare is the attempt by central planners to move healthcare toward a single payer system, aka socialized medicine. These central planners simply don’t like the results produced by individuals making voluntary decisions in a free market. They think their superior wisdom can produce better healthcare at an “affordable” price. Unfortunately for the planners Obamacare increases demand for healthcare, while at the same time constraining the supply of healthcare, which will result in less healthcare at higher prices. Their superior wisdom can’t veto the economic law of supply and demand.

– Politicians and bureaucrats can mandate that healthcare be provided to everyone, but if there is nobody to provide healthcare, what good is the mandate. They are promising you access to something that they don’t produce. Individuals produce healthcare, and if an individual decides the payment for his production isn’t enough, he will produce some other good or service for a payment he thinks is enough.

– How can the President, seemingly every week, get away with making executive orders that change Obamacare, which is the law of the land? Is it because the opposition party is pusillanimous. Tyrants become more bold when their power grabs are not challenged.

– Let’s see if I have this right. 1) Obamacare mandated that everyone purchase health insurance, even if they don’t want it. 2) If they already had a voluntary contract with an insurance provider, the Government arbitrarily nullified the mutually agreed upon contract, because it didn’t meet Obamacare’s arbitrary standards. 3) The President then decided that insurance companies reinstate the insurance plans that Obamacare mandates outlawed. 4) The insurance companies have said they can’t or won’t reinstate the policies that were outlawed under Obamacare. I guess being King is a lot easier in theory than it is in reality.

– Experts from Google and Oracle have been brought in as part of the “tech surge” to fix the problems with the healthcare.gov website. Why didn’t the “all-knowing” Government bureaucrats let these experts set up the website in the first place?

– The books Atlas Shrugged, Animal Farm, and 1984 were categorized as works of fiction when each was published. If they were published today they would be categorized as history books.

I got these cartoons from the burningplatform.com.

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Ted Cruz Is A Thorn In The Side Of Big Government Democrats and Republicans

October 17, 2013
Dawn at the Alamo: Crockett

Dawn at the Alamo: Crockett (Photo credit: Travis S.)

SENATOR CRUZ vs. RULING ELITE

You know you are doing something right when guys like Harry Reid and John McCain hate you. For a guy who has been a senator for not even a year, Ted Cruz has sure ruffled a lot of senior senators feathers and has become the most despised man inside the D.C. beltway. I get the impression he wears it as a badge of honor. He has put himself in this position because he is standing up for the right of the individual to be free to make his own decisions about his healthcare. This position automatically puts him against the status quo big Government power structure that wants to make healthcare decisions for each individual. The fact that Senator Cruz is being scolded by members of his own party tells us more about them than it tells us about Senator Cruz. They want to maintain and grow their power, and this new insider isn’t suppose to upset the status quo. Doesn’t he understand what a sweet gig it is to be a senator. He probably thinks he’s here to serve the people, doesn’t he know we’re the ruling aristocracy. The people serve us.

THE R. AND D. PARADIGM

All of us were born into a world where the battle lines had already been drawn between the Democrat and Republican positions relating to politics, government power, and economic theory. This D and R reality has been so ingrained in us, if anyone takes a position different from the two parties, he is considered kooky.  If you blindly follow the D’s or the R’s without any analysis of the actual party positions concerning government power and economic theory, you will be susceptible to the political sleight of hand that politicians are known for. Politics is a “method an individual uses to exercise or seek power in the governmental or public affairs of the state”. Lying, or telling the truth, are tactics used in the political process, although lying is preferred. Being clever with words is another important skill, because it gives the politician the ability to paint a verbal picture of a utopian world that could exist if lead by the right person. It doesn’t matter that a utopian world can’t actually be achieved, what matters is, if the public can be fooled into thinking it can.

SENATOR CRUZ REFLECTS BOTTOM UP CHANGE

Progressives in both parties don’t like Cruz because he is one of the few who is starting to tell the truth about how the machinery of government really works. Just as sleight of hand artists don’t want the secret of the trick to be revealed, so to politicians don’t want anyone, especially an insider, giving away secrets concerning the inner workings of politics and government. Senator Cruz is an example of bottom up change that top down insiders don’t like because it isn’t under their control. He wasn’t supposed to beat the republican insider in the primary, but he did because of grass-roots efforts to effect change. The liberty and tea party movements are slowly moving the political battle away from the R and D model, and toward those who believe in individual liberty vs. those who believe in government planning for individuals. This is the same fight that brought about the American Revolution. It was tyrannical government, resting in the crown of England, vs. the sovereignty of the individual to order his life as he saw fit. This is summed up in a quote by F. A. Hayek, “The battle for freedom must be won over and over again, the socialists of all parties must be persuaded or defeated if they and we are to remain free men.”

THE APPLE DIDN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE


Here is a video of a speech by Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael. Watching his father’s speech gives me hope that Senator Cruz may be the real deal. Ted’s father Rafael is an immigrant from Cuba who understands the road to tyranny when he sees is. Here is some excerpts from the video.

Talking about growing up in Cuba he said,  “….I remember that time, he mandated that public schools had to teach Marxist ideology. My Mother was a 6th grade elementary teacher. She refused to do so and she was fired for it. She said I would rather suffer the consequences, than poison the minds of children with communist indoctrination……..”

Talking about his son Ted he said, “I remember when my son was still in Jr. high I introduced him to an organization called the Free Enterprise Institute. He began reading Milton Friedman, von Mises, Hayek, Adam Smith, Frederic Bastiate, the federalist papers, the anti federalist papers…….”

When I heard this reading list, I knew he had a solid back ground in economic theory and individual freedom. How many politicians in D. C. have read any of these authors writings? Not many (probably none). The thing I worry about is if he gets corrupted by the system; but having seen his father in the video above, he’s probably more afraid of his father than he is of progressive Democrats and Republicans. The grass-roots have to send more people like this to Washington to clean up the cesspool.

Related ArticleSenator Ted Cruz Stirs Up A Hornets Nest, at austrianaddict.com