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Cruz: Obama Snubbed Americans Who have Lost Healthcare Coverage

Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 01:34 PM

By Drew MacKenzie

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Sen. Ted Cruz took President Barack Obama to task Tuesday night for failing to mention the millions of Americans who he says have lost their health coverage because of Obamacare.

The Texas Republican also told Fox News' Megyn Kelly shortly after the State of the Union speech that the administration's economic policies were "killing off" off jobs and small businesses.

"It’s interesting, because there’s very little ‘action’ there that was actually responsive to what the American people are feeling and what they’re experiencing," the tea party favorite said.

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"If you listen to what he said tonight, he didn’t say a single word that acknowledged that the Obama economic policies have resulted in the lowest labor force participation since 1978. Millions of Americans have lost [their] jobs because of the Obama economic policies."

"You know what was striking . . . tonight throughout an hour-plus speech?" he continued. "The president didn’t say a single word to the over five million Americans who’ve had their health insurance cancelled because of Obamacare. He left them in the cold.

'If he thinks Americans want action, what they’d like is for the federal government to stop taking away their health insurance, taking away their jobs, forcing them into part-time work. And sadly, he provided no relief whatsoever on those grounds," Cruz added.

Cruz, whose battle to defund Obamacare resulted in a government shutdown last October, also took the administration to task for spying on millions of Americans.

"We’ve had an awful lot of government focused on the lives of the American people," he said. “Spying on our cell phones, on our emails — whether it’s the NSA or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or HHS or the IRS. And you’re right, a lot of Americans would like the government to butt out," he said.

"But even more importantly, people would like the government to stop putting massive regulations, massive taxes, that are killing small businesses and are killing jobs. Obamacare is the biggest job killer in the country."

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