Senator Ted Cruz Says Chuck Hagel Nomination As Defense Secretary Could Lead To More Conflict In Middle East [AUDIO]
On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Senator Ted Cruz talked with Chad Hasty about some of the big issues affecting our nation's capital.
Cruz commented on the recent nomination of Chuck Hagel as the Secretary of Defense, saying that Hagel's take on foreign policy could lead to even more conflict in the Middle East. Cruz contended that Hagel has not been a friend to Israel, our only ally in that region, and that he has been soft on the enemies of America. He warned that "bullies and tyrants" will not back down if America continues to employ these "peaceful" measures that have been unsuccessful.
Cruz also talked about the debt ceiling and how Republicans need to approach it. He said that President Obama is not telling the truth when he claims that the U.S. will default if the debt ceiling is not raised.
"Right now, federal tax revenues are roughly 200 billion dollars a month. Interest on the debt is between 30 and 40 billion dollars a month. That means there's plenty of money coming int the federal government to service the debt every month regardless of whether the debt ceiling is raised. Now, the federal government currently borrows about 40 cents of every dollar it spends. If the debt ceiling isn't raised, it's the equivalent of if someone took away our credit cards. It means you can't borrow any more money."
Cruz went on to say that a similar event occurred in the past, and not only was the fallout from the default minimal at best, it also resulted in some very fiscally responsible legislation. Cruz urged conservatives to stand firm on not raising the debt ceiling.
Cruz also talked about gun control, saying that he was adamantly opposed to it and would do everything in his power to kill any and all gun control measures. He also gave his thoughts on the fallout from the fiscal cliff deal.