Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Government

Cruz slams GOP, Democrats over debt ceiling

See also

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, angrily denounced both of the United States' two major political parties on Wednesday after fellow senators approved an increase in federal government's debt ceiling.

"Today's vote is yet another example that establishment politicians from both parties are simply not listening to the American people," Cruz said in a statement on his official website. "Outside the beltway, Americans of all political stripes understand that we cannot keep spending money we don't have."

"There are too many members of Congress who think they can fool people and they will forget about it the next week," Cruz said. "But sometimes, come November, the people remember."

Republican Party leaders preferred to keep the focus of Wednesday's Senate votes on the restoration of full military pension benefits to veterans, which had been cut with the approval of President Barack Obama.

"I am pleased the Senate approved the legislation which restores the full annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to all current military retirees, said U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky senator who leads the GOP in the Senate. "Our country’s service members volunteered to serve their nation and they are entitled to the benefits they were promised.”

On Tuesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, threw up his hands and surrendered, agreeing to allow the debt limit to increase without conditions.

Most House Republicans did not go along with Boehner on the House vote, but enough Republicans crossed party lines with Boehner to assure passage of the debt limit increase, paving the way for Wednesday’s action in the Senate.

Join me on Twitter

Join me on LinkedIn

Write me

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!