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Cruz: 'Grassroots Tsunami' Needed To Stop Obamacare

Cruz: 'Grassroots Tsunami' Needed To Stop Obamacare

By    |   Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:53 AM

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that defunding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is "the single biggest thing we can do to restore economic growth."

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Describing the law as "the biggest job-killer in this country," Cruz said Republicans need to stand their ground and win the fight as the budget battle begins.

"Now is the single best time to stop Obamacare, because there's bipartisan agreement that it's not working," he said on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" "If it doesn't happen now, it's likely never to happen."

The Republican called for the House to pass continuing legislation that funds every aspect of the government except Obamacare, admitting, "We do not have the votes right now."

"I believe if we see a grassroots tsunami, that is going to cause Republicans and Democrats to listen to the people," he said. "It is going to take a tsunami."

Cruz said a paradigm shift in politics could lead to better reforms in healthcare.

"I think we need to delink health insurance from employment," he said. "If you or I get fired, you don't lose your car insurance, you don't lose your house insurance, you don't lose your life insurance. There's no reason you should lose your health insurance."

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On the topic of citizenship, Cruz said he'd renounce his ties to Canada if authorities indicated that is the necessary protocol for serving in, and running for, office.

The 42-year-old senator was born in Calgary to parents with U.S. citizenship.

"Serving as a U.S senator, I think it's appropriate that I be only an American," he said

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that defunding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is "the single biggest thing we can do to restore economic growth." Describing the law as "the biggest job-killer in this country," Cruz said Republicans need to stand their ground...
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