The Ten Policy Changes Cruz Thinks Can Transform America

Posted by Jimmy Minnish on March 7, 2014 under Links | Be the First to Comment

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)  today advocated “a straightforward and bold, positive agenda to inspire the young, to inspire women, to inspire Hispanics, to inspire everybody” during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Here are the ten items he called on Americans to do going forward:

1. “Defend the constitution. All of it.”

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2. “We need to abolish the IRS. We need to adopt a simple flat tax that is fair [so] that every American can fill out his taxes on a postcard.”

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REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

3. “We need to expand energy in this country and create high-paying jobs all over America.”

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4. “We need to expand school choice. Every child deserves an opportunity to have an excellent education, regardless of your race, your class, your creed, where you come from – every child deserves a fair chance at the American Dream.”

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5. “We need to repeal Dodd-Frank.”

Obama signs Dodd-Frank in 2010. (Photo by OwenDB/Black Star)

Obama signs Dodd-Frank in 2010. (Photo by OwenDB/Black Star)

6. “We need to audit the Federal Reserve. Unaccountable power in Washington debasing our currency, driving up the cost of food and gas and the basic stuff of life is hurting Americans who are struggling across this country. And I’ll tell you what else it’s doing: It’s fueling the abuse of power by petro-tyrants like Putin.”

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7. “We need to pass a strong balanced budget amendment. We need to stop bankrupting our country.”

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Credit: Jeremiah Robinson/ZUMA Press/Newscom

8. “We need to repeal every single word of Obamacare.”

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Alex Wong/Getty Images

9. “We need to stop the lawlessness. This President of the United States is the first President we’ve ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore. He announces just about every day one change after another after another in Obamacare. It is utterly lawless. It is inconsistent with our Constitution, and it ought to trouble everyone – Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians.”

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10. “We need to end the corruption. We need to eliminate corporate welfare and crony capitalism. If you come to Washington and serve in Congress, there should be a lifetime ban on lobbying. And we need to pass a strong constitutional amendment that puts into law term limits.”

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(Photo curation by Kelsey Harris.)

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