Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz Accuses President Obama of 'Lawlessness'

| by Michael Allen

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has accused President Obama of being lawless.

According to the Statesman, Sen. Cruz told the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation this morning that Obama had a pattern of “lawlessness on a breathtaking scale."

However, Sen Cruz failed to provide any evidence to back up his claim.

“We are a nation of laws and not men,” said Sen. Cruz. “If we had a system where a president can pick and choose what laws to follow at utter whim... that is seriously dangerous.”

On his government website, Sen. Cruz tried to blame Obama for "income inequality," even though the president supports raising the minimum wage, but Sen. Cruz does not, noted CNSNews.com.

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Sen. Cruz stated on his website: “It’s altogether fitting that President Obama is... talking about income inequality because income inequality has increased dramatically as a direct result of his economic policies. Unfortunately, rather than stop Washington’s job-killing policies, President Obama proposes yet more government spending and debt.”

But Sen. Cruz failed to identify and prove which of Obama's policies were killing jobs and how.

“All of America needs to be a real ‘Promise Zone’ – with reduced barriers to small businesses creating private-sector jobs – and we should start by repealing every word of Obamacare, building the Keystone pipeline, abolishing the IRS, and rolling back abusive regulations,” adds Sen. Cruz on his website.

While calling for Obama to roll back unspecified federal regulations, Sen. Cruz also called for the president to use federal regulations to arrest people in states that have re-legalized the use of marijuana, which was legal for over 150 years in US.

“Ted Cruz’s temper tantrums cost taxpayers billions of dollars and did nothing for the 6 million Texans without health insurance,” responded Phillip Martin, of the liberal group Progress Texas.

Sources: Senate.gov, Statesman, CNSNews.com