Following the tragedy that befell the northeast when Hurricane Sandy made landfall, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made no qualms that he felt those in its wake didn’t not deserve emergency relief funds. Now, as Cruz finds his state recoiling from a rash of disastrous flooding, he is begging that the federal government bail him out.
In a recent press conference, Cruz said, “Today, Texans are hurting.”
But he sang a far less humbled tune when other were hurting and seeking relief. In 2013, Cruz called the relief funds for Hurricane Sandy wasteful, saying:
Two-thirds of this spending is not remotely “emergency;” the Congressional Budget Office estimates that only 30% of the authorized funds would be spent in the next 20 months, and over a billion dollars will be spent as late as 2021.
This bill is symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington – an addiction to spending money we do not have. The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt.
Cruz is right on one point, this is a symptom of something larger that has gone wrong in Washington. That something, though, is that Ted Cruz continues even holds office despite his blatant disregard for the well being of others. Never mind that the pork Cruz complains of was by and large the result of Republicans demanding to be pandered to so they would agree to allocating the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief.
It’s obvious that Ted Cruz is a yellow-bellied politician that will say and do whatever will gratify the crowd that is standing before today. That same sort of weak-minded, weak-willed politicking serves no one and hurts many.
It’s time we’ve had enough of Ted Cruz.