Freshman US Congressman Cruz
This man was chiefly responsible for sending the world financial markets into a panic for fear that we were going to default on our loans. His reason: he doesn't want health care distributed more fairly in this country. Simply put, the rich get the best care in the world, and every one else get a watered down version of we are capable of. The less money you have, the more watered down your care gets. In addition, even though the lower your economic class, and get watered down care, it costs the rest of us more. ER visits are 5-10x what office calls cost for the same care. Hospitals corporations, take their profits (30%!) off the top and spend what's left on care. So how do they make up for the huge losses they rack up for having and ER and running it in a responsible way? By jacking up the prices of procedures that are more profitable, and those who have "good insurance" pay for in the form of increased premiums. Obamacare will save money, not "ruin the economy" which is the latest false claim by FOX and other media owned by the super rich like Rupert Murdock. Don't tell me to get my facts straight---I am a retired physician, an insider who knows exactly how the system works are over 30 years of practice. You neo-con are just plain wrong about Obamacare. To use something good for the country to blackmail the Obama Administration's plans and intimidate those who support it, to the point of shutting down the government and threatening the international money markets, is morally and ethically indefensible.
The final assessment is that Mr. Cruz can make a lot of noise about issues that he knows little about, and has given little thought to the ramifications for US citizens or the rest of the world. His knowledge is a mile wide and a quarter of an inch deep. We cannot afford this type of man making decisions for this country.