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Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan on “Default” and the Debt Ceiling

Posted: January 9, 2013 at 3:30 am   /   by

In this 2-minute video, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) talk about “default” and the debt ceiling.

Cruz calls out Barack Obama and Harry Reid for even suggesting that the US might not service its debt obligations. Notice how clearly and simply he speaks and explains a sane and sensible position. He teaches as well as advocates.

Jordan calls for an end to the “madness” of ever-growing debt and dysfunctional negotiations. He recommends a specific tactic for dealing with the president — namely, give him a menu of options for matching real spending reductions (vs vague promises) to any possible debt ceiling increases. In other words, put the ball in the president’s court for a change.

The forceful comments from Cruz and Jordan are a welcome change from the same old blather coming out of both parties in Congress. Compare the direct style of these two Congressmen to the style of the same old-bull politicians that normally show up every week on Sunday talk shows.

These men are but two of a newer breed of politician that can give us all hope for the future.

(The video excerpts below are from Fox News Sunday, January 6, 2013.)

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  1. sleepergirl says:

    While I saw both interviews in their entirety on Sunday, it’s good that you abridged them so that others can hear what these NEW politicians are bringing to the table.  (Jordan just stepped down from chairing the RSC, so he’ll hopefully be more accessible to the public).  Hurray for Cruz and Jordan.  Show your colleagues how it’s done.

    1. @sleepergirl You know, people complain about the GOP being too this, too that, too establishment, etc., but it actually has more hardcore, limited government conservatives and libertarians now than it has in quite some time. Things are changing. Slowly, but they are changing.

Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan on "Default" and the Debt Ceiling