Senator Ted Cruz joined Jay Leno on the Tonight Show for his first run at late night talk shows to take questions head on regarding the government shutdown. During the interview, Leno asked Cruz about the shutdown, wanting to know why it was enforced. He also proposed that if the issue was really about Obamacare, then why not just let the bill go through as planned, let the law have it’s issues, and then perhaps the people responsible for allowing the government shutdown would not have been seen as villains.
“Listen, Jay, I’m one of the many people who was not a fan of shutting down the government. Throughout this whole thing, I said…”
“Well you looked like a big fan from where I was standing.”
“I said throughout we shouldn’t shut down the government. And the reason we had a government shutdown is President Obama and the Democrats said we will not negotiate and we will not compromise.”
Cruz then went on to claim that, “Obamacare is the biggest job killer in this country.”
Unfortunately for Cruz, there have been absolutely zero studies to prove this accusation. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office maintains that Obamacare actually adds jobs as well as reduces the deficit. Despite what the Tea Party would like the people to believe, it is clear that Obamacare is not hurting our economy.
In all actuality, unemployment has increased by 0.3% since the government shutdown. So, I’d be willing to state that since Cruz had a major hand in the shutdown, he has also had a major hand in killing jobs…not to mention that the tea party has been blocking vital jobs bills since 2010!
Clearly, it is not possible to create jobs while holding the economy captive. If Cruz was really in favor of the people having jobs, he should’ve refrained from furloughing close to a million working Americans in order to repeal a law that would add jobs and decrease the country’s deficit over time.
“What I’m trying to do is do my job.”
Yeah, so is everyone else. Unfortunately for you, your job isn’t to make money by placing blame on others while distorting the truth…or is it?
Watch Cruz’s appearance on Leno below.