Defending Ted Cruz

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In response to the one-sided Friday letters package (“Ted Cruz: Hero or villain?”), I submit that the senator is doing what the majority of Texans sent him to Washington for — to fight against the socialization and bankruptcy of the United States.

— Joshua Rosenfeld, Granbury

We get you don’t like Ted Cruz! However, if you consider that the Republicans, Democrats, big business and one person from Oklahoma are against him, he must be doing something right!

Did anyone notice that our “beloved” politicians ignored all year the fact that we were making no progress on the debt ceiling? Or that the news media didn’t ask why?

No, instead of doing their jobs, our politicians (Democrats and Republicans) wanted to keep us busy with topics like gay marriage, Trayvon Martin, voter ID and an assortment of other passionate topics to hide the fact that they continue to be incompetent!

— Larry Hathaway, Grand Prairie

I find it difficult to believe anyone who has any knowledge of how our government works can blame any one person (Ted Cruz) for singlehandedly shutting down the government.

In fact, it took all members of Congress along with our president to make this shutdown happen.

I’m not concerned about the shutdown causing me to lose my Social Security, but I am extremely concerned that if our president and Congress don’t stop the constant spending, increase in entitlements and borrowing, we will truly be in a black hole.

There aren’t enough working, taxpaying U.S. citizens, no matter how wealthy they are, to ever pay down this debt at the horrific pace it’s going.

So, Ted Cruz’s actions have put him in the forefront. He might not be popular, but, by golly, he has our attention. Hopefully, the Americans have had enough of this mess and will continue to elect people who have a backbone and leadership to do what has to be done to get this country back on the road to financial stability.

— Betty Hall, Euless

House Republicans first voted to fund all of government, except Obamacare. President Obama and the Democrats refused to negotiate and pass it.

Then Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but merely delay the implementation of Obamacare one year. Obama and the Democrats refused to negotiate and pass it.

Finally, Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but added that everyone live under Obamacare, including members of Congress and their staffs. Individuals should be treated the same as big businesses. Obama and the Democrats refused to negotiate and pass it.

Democratic operative Karen Finney explained on MSNBC the Democrats’ refusal to negotiate by comparing House Republicans to a teenager trying to borrow his mother’s car. “No, I’m not negotiating!” the mother says. “It’s my car!”

Do you get it now? It isn’t the Republican shutdown! It’s the Democrats’ car and we can’t use it!

— Larry Scala, Arlington

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