Monday, March 9, 2015

Ted Cruz rebukes Corporate Welfare for Agriculture


"and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,"
Ephesians 6:19

Last Saturday, Ted Cruz spoke at a big Agribusiness event in Iowa.  He restated his opposition to ethanol mandates and other forms of central planning.  Cruz's remarks below:



Highlights:

  • "I don't think Washington should be picking winners and losers when it comes to energy."
  • Energy policy: "Should be driven by the market."
  • "People are pretty fed up, I think, with politicians who run around and tell one group one thing, tell another group another thing and then they go to Washingon and they don't do anything they said they would do."
  • Re wind energy: "Once again, I don't think it should be the Federal government dictating that."
  • "When it comes, in the energy business, to anyone engaging in picking winners and losers; and listen, I've put this more broadly for corporate welfare, I have been an outspoken opponent of corporate welfare."
  • "I've been outspoken on allowing the Export-Import bank expire."
  • "I have every bit of faith that businesses can continue to compete, can continue to do well, without having to go on bended knee to Washington asking for subsidies, asking for special favors; I think that's how we got into this problem to begin with."
  • Strong BiPartisan agreement "outside of Washington" on immigration and border security.
    • Gang of 8: "Was a bad bill."
  • "The radical left loves attacking people as anti-Science whenever anyone dares question their computer models on global warming....The hardcore left loves ridiculing Christians who believe scripture that says 'God created the Heaven and the Earth.'....But when it comes to biotech, these same voices become the most anti-Science zealots we've ever seen."

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