Although I am intrigued by Senator Cruz, I am not yet convinced that he is the man for the job.
It will come as no surprise that, amidst all the finger pointing, it is actually BOTH parties who are to blame for the national budget crisis we are facing. In my research into this topic, I found that the main cause for unnecessary government spending seems to be the result of promises to other politicians and lobbyists.
Shocking I know!
The other concerning issue is the increased line of spending for healthcare in the national budget. More people are on medicaid and more people are getting needless procedures when options that are both less expensive and less invasive are available. Requiring those simpler options would save the government and taxpayers a significant amount of money.
Once again, that wouldn't go over well on capitol hill because of the many people on staff from Big Pharma backgrounds.
We need someone who can unite congress in an attempt to get this budget under control. We need someone who will engage congress instead of telling them what to do as the last two presidents have dictated.
Can Ted Cruz do this? Maybe...
He has had a fair amount of legislation go through with by-partisan support. He is committed to empowering congress.
Unfortunately, this is not the stance he is taking. He is spending a lot of time talking about his accomplishments. I understand that he is doing this to point out that, even though he is only a first term senator, he is very capable. But, please, just let the record speak for itself.
I don't want another President who is so keen to push his agenda that he bullies congress into doing his bidding. That will only create more needless programs and needless spending and prevent congress from uniting to deal with issues already at hand.
As I already mentioned last week as part of the top ten series on the need for moms to address government issues, we need team players in congress.
If we want team players, we need a team leader.
Do you think Senator Cruz can do it?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and share this post so that we can get his attention and show him what really matters to us!