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Ted Cruz Doesn't Vote To Audit Fed After Co-sponsoring Bill

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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 01:47 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: infolurker

What a cop out! He didn't go because he knew it would fail and had better things to do?! Screw this guy!!


I certainly don't blame him since he's running for President. The only way the fed is gonna get audited is when there is little opposition to it, Obama would certainly oppose it. I'd rather he focus more on beating the other candidates and replacing Obama and then working on the fed.




posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 01:57 AM
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Forget Cruz, I want all those Democrats lynched. Assuming there weren't any riders, voting against this bill is unforgivable.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 02:00 AM
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originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
Forget Cruz, I want all those Democrats lynched. Assuming there weren't any riders, voting against this bill is unforgivable.


Yeah I think that's the bigger story here, not that Cruz didn't show up.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 02:32 AM
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Did democrats draft this bill or ever indicate support for it? It was the democrats fault the Cruz did not vote? Hahahahaha.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 03:55 AM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
looks like a bunch of socialist democrats. you and Barack should talk. Weird, I used to care


But the self avowed Democratic Socialist did vote for it



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 04:52 AM
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a reply to: MOMof3
No, just don't understand why the Dems voted against it.

Bernie voted for it though so I'm happy.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: amicktd

At least they voted and this is the reason given for voting against it: "“We’ll see many members of Congress pushing the Fed to side with the bondholders and Wall Street on combating inflation rather than siding with main street and small businesses and workers in dealing with unemployment,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who spoke against the bill."

Source: www.usnews.com...



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: infolurker

What a cop out! He didn't go because he knew it would fail and had better things to do?! Screw this guy!!


That's one way to look at it, and yes, I think its fair, but I can also understand his point and I think its legitimate under the circumstances. If he knows the bill has no chance of passage, even with his vote of support, there's no sense canceling prior commitments on issues just as important to his constituents in order to cast a doomed vote on this one. By his statement, he indicates that he's still supportive of the bill and the idea behind it, so we know where he stands on the issue. Personally, I don't have a problem with it.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: vor78

The truth of the matter is that it's disgusting this bill wasn't passed - with or without Cruz's attendance.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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He already thoroughly answered why he wasnt there.

He had longstanding obligations to be elsewhere for his presidential campaign, and they also werent going to secure enough votes with or without him, so his presence there would have been futile.

Ted is not my first line guy, but to be quite honest if these sort of things are the best that the left can do against him, then Hillary and Bernie are in real trouble
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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

Bernie voted yea, bro. Don't drag him into this. He'll do fine. As to all the Dems who voted nay, rip and tear without a care. But try not to make it a partisan issue. Don't go after the Dems as a whole, go after the people who voted no specifically. (There's one Dem who voted yea, one R who voted nay.)
edit on 15/1/2016 by Eilasvaleleyn because: Reasons

edit on 15/1/2016 by Eilasvaleleyn because: Mysterious Reasons



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

Bernie voted yea, bro. Don't drag him into this. He'll do fine. As to all the Dems who voted nay, rip and tear.


Im glad Bernie voted, but of course hes dragged into this, If Cruz were to get nominated he would be going up against him or Hillary...

I dont know how you can be offended about that, its a simple fact of the election process, one side or the other wins the election
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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

I'm not offended, it just seemed to me that you were acting like Bernie was attacking Cruz over not attending. Besides, you were conflating him with Clinton, whom he is very much the opposite of.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

I'm not offended, it just seemed to me that you were acting like Bernie was attacking Cruz over not attending. Besides, you were conflating him with Clinton, whom he is very much the opposite of.


??? how did you come to that conclusion there was nothing there that even eluded to that. Conflating? No.... hes running on the Dem ticket the same as Clinton thats an election fact.

Which means that if Cruz gets the nomination one of them will be battling him, and if this attack on Cruz not being at this event is the best that the left (ie. Democratic party which includes both candidates) can come up with , then they are in trouble.

I cant believe I had to break that down further......



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454

I certainly do blame him. He co sponsored the bill and didn't even bother to show up and vote. I cannot take him seriously if he can't do his job all because he's running for president. You know what, don't schedule an event the day you're supposed to do your real job!

Cruz



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454

Sounds like you're a Cruz fan giving him a pass. No, the story is about the man who co sponsors a bill but doesn't show up to vote on it, a huge bill about the Fed. Even if he knew it wouldn't pass it's the principle of the thing to still vote on it. He bigger story here is that Cruz is probably a whore to the big banks.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Wardaddy454

I certainly do blame him. He co sponsored the bill and didn't even bother to show up and vote. I cannot take him seriously if he can't do his job all because he's running for president. You know what, don't schedule an event the day you're supposed to do your real job!

Cruz


your accusations and ire have already been addressed mulitple times, cant help that you refuse to aknowledge facts in favor of emotional response.

Sounds more like a hit piece by you than a genuine concern considering youre sidelining facts in favor of finger shaking.....

Poor lil fella




Even if he knew it wouldn't pass it's the principle of the thing to still vote on it


you mean like the hours long filibuster he did on the senate floor reading green eggs and ham , even though he knew it wouldnt do any good

Again hes not my first pick by any means, but no one can deny that this guy doesnt put his arse where his mouth is when it comes to his convictions, he and rand paul have proven that time and time again.

And to his credit he even admitted he was wrong about the TPP and wrong about his assumptions that there wasnt a back room deal.

You can question his policies and you can question his ideals but the one thing that is not in question is his conviction.
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posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: Swills

I personally support Sanders and detest Cruz, however, the major issue here is not his absenteeism. This is a bill that should have been passed regardless of Cruz's attendance, but it was not. Yes, it is bad that he was not present, but that is a minor issue at best. Rather than attack Cruz on the possibility that he may be a whore for the banks, crucify those whom by their vote have confirmed it.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn

No disagreement there. I'd like to know what the reasoning was for those who opposed it, assuming there was one beyond partisanship.



posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: vor78
a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn

No disagreement there. I'd like to know what the reasoning was for those who opposed it, assuming there was one beyond partisanship.


Doesnt seem to be a logical reason does there? Strange indeed

its almost like they are only allowed a certain number of yes or no votes in the year and they ran out of "yes's"



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