This Is What Fact-Checking Ted Cruz Reveals
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who was the public face of the Tea Party-backed campaign to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, has taken a great deal of criticism for the manner in which he opposed the health care reform and insulted his own party. However, the bigger problem may be that his numerous public tirades against the law employed some dubious facts.
“Well, if you don’t believe ObamaCare is the biggest job killer in the country, look to the facts. This year report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to less than 30 hours per week — the point where the mandate kicks in. The data also points to record-low workweeks in low-wage industries.
“It is low-wage industries in particular because the people who get hammered by this are not the CEOs. It is not the rich. The rich have done just fine under President Obama. It is hard-working American families, the people who are struggling. It is young people, Hispanics, African Americans, and single moms. They are the ones who are losing their jobs and being forced to work 29 hours a week.” Cruz, speaking on the Senate floor, September 24, 2013.