Senator Ted Cruz has stated that he won’t oppose the deal cobbled together in the Senate to end the shutdown impasse.
Basically, Cruz admitted that he personally has benefited during the previous three weeks. He has culled more than 2 million email addresses from a site opposing Obamacare.
In addition, Cruz’s PAC pulled in almost $800,000 and he is considered a front-runner for the Presidential nomination by some conservative Republicans.
“My focus is, I think, where the American people’s focus is, which is what are we doing to provide real relief to the people who are hurting because of Obamacare today,” Cruz told reporters.
Since the legislation just went into effect October 1, 2013, no one has actually been harmed by the expansion of health coverage.
But millions of citizens including not only the 800,000 furloughed workers and the most vulnerable who feel the affects of a government shutdown immediately but rich Republicans all were hurt by this reckless act.
The country also faced significant loss on top of a fragile economy: thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in economic output and not collected government revenue.
The country’s credit rating and credibility was placed at extreme risk.
But hey, if Cruz was able to be on the television a lot, generate a powerful email roster and raise lots of money, then why should the rest of the nation complain?
Watch Cruz in his own words below.