Cruz: We’ll ‘bring back morning in America’ | TheHill
“We need to tell the truth. The truth is, Washington is corrupt,” the Tea Party favorite said to cheers from the half-empty auditorium, bashing both President Obama and centrist Republicans.
“We need to end the corruption. We need to eliminate corporate welfare and crony capitalism,” he said later. “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.”
Cruz on ObamaCare repeal: ‘Yes we can’
Sen. Ted Cruz makes remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md.REUTERS
Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off an annual gathering of the conservative faithful by accusing his own party of standing “for nothing” in recent elections and urging the GOP to regain its stride by co-opting President Obama’s mantra of “hope and change.”
“Our country is at a crisis point,” the fiery Texas Republican said in the opening address of the Conservative Political Action Conference, held in suburban Washington.
Cruz addressed head on the current divide in the Republican Party between moderates looking anew for common ground with Democrats and party hard-liners like himself more than happy to keep waging battle against ObamaCare and other policies they see as representative of a bloated government.
Ted Cruz tells CPAC: ‘Stand on principle’
By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 3/6/14 10:09 AM EST
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz opened the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday morning by outlining how conservatives can win in 2014 and beyond, saying GOP candidates need to “stand for principle” and draw clear contrasts with Democrats.
“There are a lot of D.C. consultants who say there’s a choice for Republicans to make: We can either choose to keep our head down, to not rock the boat, to not stand for anything, or we can stand for principle,” he said. “They say if you stand for principle you lose elections. The way to do it — the smart way, the Washington way — is don’t stand against Obamacare, don’t stand against the debt ceiling, don’t stand against nothing. I want to tell you something — that is a false dichotomy.”
Ted Cruz Kicks Off CPAC Defending Ideological Purity
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference. European Pressphoto Agency
By Beth Reinhard
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off the nation’s largest gathering of the conservative grass roots with an impassioned defense of ideological purity over party-building.
Mocking GOP elders’ calls for unity and inclusion as the “smart way, the Washington way,” the tea party firebrand urged participants in the Conservative Political Action Conference to fight for their core beliefs above all else.
‘We need to abolish the IRS’: Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz launches political convention with direct assault on U.S. tax authority | Mail Online
Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz launches political convention with crowd-pleasing demand to abolish the IRS
- Cruz is a Texas senator and likely presidential candidate
- He wants to replace the IRS with a smaller agency that would collect postcard-sized income tax returns based on a flat tax rate
- Cruz also wants to ‘repeal every word of Obamacare’
- President Obama said on Super Bowl Sunday that there was ‘not a smidgen of corruption’ in an IRS scandal involving the targeting of tea party groups
- ‘You keep on using this word,’ Cruz retorted, channeling a character from The Princess Bride. ‘I do not think it means what you think it means.’
By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
PUBLISHED: 09:58 EST, 6 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:41 EST, 6 March 2014
Ted Cruz, the rock-ribbed conservative Texas senator who figures to be a factor in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, told thousands of conservatives Thursday morning that the IRS should go the way of the dodo.
‘We need to abolish the IRS,’ he said, calling instead for a flat income tax rate and a user-friendly tax return that can be filed on a postcard.
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