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Ted Cruz gets perfect score from the Club for Growth

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The Club for Growth, an organization that promotes free market public policy, has given Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas a perfect score of 100 percent based on 29 selected senate votes, according to a February 24, 2014 piece in the Wall Street Journal. It is an honor that he shares with fellow Tea Party favorite Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah. Four House members, Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz, Rep. Trent Franks ,R-Ariz., Tom McClintock, R-Calif, and David Schweikert, R-Ariz also received perfect scores based on 31 House votes.

“In describing the methodology behind its system, the group said it rates legislative actions based on whether they achieve the group’s policy goals. These include limiting the size of the federal government, lowering income tax rates, encouraging free trade and deregulation.”

Since 2013 was his first year in the Senate, Cruz’s rating is also his lifetime rating, an honor he shares with Lee and Salmon.

Among the Club for Growth’s policy goals are:

“Reduce income tax rates

“Death tax repeal

“Limited government through limited spending and budget reform, including a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution

“Social Security reform with personal retirement accounts for younger workers

“Expanding trade freedom (free trade)

“End abusive lawsuits through medical malpractice and tort reform

“Replacing the current tax code (flat tax, fair tax)

“School choice

“Regulatory reform and deregulation”