Ted Cruz 2016 Bumper Stickers
Ted Cruz is a strong candidate in the Republican Primary and we suspect he’ll be running for president for 2016!
Cruz has been described as a “free trader” or “free-trade advocate”. Ted is an opponent of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., an agency that “provides relatively low-cost financing to foreign buyers of American products and services.”
In 2013, Cruz proposed the abolition of the IRS and the implementation of a flat tax “where the average American can fill out taxes on a postcard.” He has also supported the elimination of the Estate Tax (Death Tax).
Cruz opposes the Marketplace Fairness Act, saying that imposing an internet multi-state sales tax and use tax on internet based businesses imposes a burdensome tax that will hurt competition by creating additional burdens and costs.
Cruz is opposed to a higher minimum wage. In 2015, Cruz opposed President Obama’s plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour as he believes it would cause large-scale job loss.
Scope of government
Cruz wants to decrease the size of the government significantly. In addition to eliminating the IRS Cruz has promised to eliminate four other cabinet level agencies – The Department of Energy, the Department of Education, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Abortion and reproductive care
Cruz is anti-abortion / pro-life and would support the procedure only when a pregnancy endangers the mother’s life. He supports the efforts to cut Planned Parenthood funding.
In September 2015 Cruz stated “I believe the death penalty is a recognition of the preciousness of human life.”
Civil liberties and electronic surveillance
In 2015, Cruz voted in favor of the USA Freedom Act, which reauthorized the Patriot Act but reformed some of its provisions.
Cruz is a proponent of parental school choice and opposes the Common core State Standards Initiative. During his 2012 campaign for the Senate, Cruz called for the abolition of the U.S. Department of Education.
In March 2013, Cruz proposed an amendment to repeal the Health Care and Eduation Reconciliation Act of 2010 which shifted loans from private banks to federal direct lending and greatly expanded Pell Grants. In 2014, Cruz voted to block the Student Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (a bill sponsored by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Cruz is a gun-rights supporter.
Cruz is a strong critic of the Obama Care. He has sponsored legislation that would repeal the health care reform law and its amendments in 2010.
Cruz is an opponent of comprehensive immigration reform. He has said that he disagreed with the amnesty for illegal immigration from 1986 under Reagan. Cruz also opposes the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented young poeple who came to the United States as children (DREAMers). In September 2014, referring to the DACA, Cruz said “I think we should use any and all means necessary to prevent the president from illegally granting amnesty. ”
During the 2012 Republican primary race for U.S. Senate in Texas, Cruz stated that he favored building a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Cruz believes that marriage should be legally defined as only “between one man and one woman,” but believes that the legality of same sex marriage should be decided on a state by state basis. On February 10, 2015, Cruz re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act. He voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act which included provisions to extend protection to lesbians and gays. In a speech in April 2015 Cruz said that “[t]here is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage.”
Cruz stated: “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. … I stand with Kim Davis” – (a county clerk in Kentucky who was briefly jailed for contempt of court after refusing to comply with a federal court order directing her to issue marriage licenses to all those legally qualified).
Cruz opposes the legalization of marijuana but stated it should be decided at the state level.
Cruz believes regulating the Internet will stifle online innovation and create monopolies. He has expressed support for stripping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of its power under Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Climate change, energy policy, and EPA
In a March 2015 interview Cruz called environmental advocates concerned “global warming alarmists” and said that they are “the equivalent of the flat-earthers.”
Cruz voted against the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, that would have created the National Endowment for the Oceans and authorize more than $26 billion in projects to be built with at least $16 billion of which would have come from federal taxpayers. Cruz voted against the bill because it neglected “to reduce a substantial backlog of projects, to the detriment of projects with national implications and that the Corps’ responsibilities were expanded without providing adequate measures for state participation.
Cruz has said that he wants to “utterly destroy ISIS” and “carpet bomb” terrorists into oblivion. Otherwise, he opposes intervention in the Syrian Civil War, citing the unintended consequences of past U.S. involvement in regime change in Iraq, Libya, and Egypt.
Cruz is a critic of the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba. He stated that the thaw in relations was a “manifestation of the failures of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy” that “will be remembered as a tragic mistake.” In July 2015, Cruz said that President Obama’s decision to establish an embassy in Havana but not in Jerusalem was a “slap in the face to Israel.”