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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Says President Obama Has No Interest In Ending The Government Shutdown [AUDIO]

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On the Thursday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz spoke with Chad Hasty about the latest going on with the government shutdown and national politics.

Recently, House Republicans have come forward with a proposal to temporarily raise the debt ceiling for 6 weeks in order to avoid a default. Cruz seemed to be in favor of the proposal, saying that he would support pushing the debt ceiling issue further down the road so that they can focus of continuing the fight against Obamacare and the government shutdown.

Cruz contended that it was Harry Reid and President Obama that forced the shutdown, and added that Obama have been vetoing bills the House has been trying to pass so they can fund crucial government programs, such as Veterans Affairs.

“Throughout this whole process, the House of Representative has been working to compromise. Three times the House of Representatives passed legislation to fully fund the entirety of the  federal government and at the same time provide relief for the millions of Americans who are hurting from Obamacare. And three times, President Obama, Harry Reid and the Democrats refused to talk, refused to negotiate, refused to compromise.”

Cruz went on to say that the government shutdown will only end when Reid and Obama decide that it’s no longer in their interest to keep the government in shutdown. But, he also said that there has been one good thing to come out of the shutdown. He explained that Obamacare is now being discussed more than ever, and people are starting to finally realize how much of a bad deal it really is.

Listen to the full interview with Senator Ted Cruz here:

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Ted Cruz Interview 10/10/13

The Chad Hasty Show airs weekday mornings from 8:30 AM to 11 AM on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at KFYO.com.

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