As with Senator Ted Cruz’s Senatorial Theater in 2013 with his eternal need for attention and confirmation, his melodramatic reading of Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” has ruined one of my favorite childhood stories to this day.
I can’t even order regular eggs and ham when my husband and I go to our weekly brunch at “Kerbey Lane” Restaurant in Austin. The good thing is they have the best Migas and Chilaquiles to be found in Texas.
The thing that bothers me the most is I always love to be adventurous and try their awesome creative brunch dishes. But tragically I just can’t attempt two new dishes on their “Summer Menu” because of one word……”Green”.
- Fried Green Tomato Benedict–Fried green tomato, poached eggs*, hollandaise*, red bell pepper tomato sauce, chopped bacon*, English muffin. One Breakfast Side
Fried Green Tomato Eggs Francisco–Scrambled eggs*, bacon, avocado, fried green tomato, Classic Queso, English muffin. Two Breakfast Sides
I just can’t look at anything on the breakfast menu that has the word “green” in it without imagining Ted Cruz hideous face in my eggs and becoming violently nauseous! I mean doesn’t it just want to make you puke every time you see that face flash up on CNN or MSNBC or hear that arrogant winy little pitiful voice? But I digress!!
Today after the Senate released their version of healthcare called the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017″ I just knew somehow Sen. Ted Cruz would make this healthcare bill all about him. You see Ted Cruz is up for reelection in 2018. After a failed presidential campaign in 2016 he needs a win. And when it comes to Cruz he is a media whore and must try to get the cameras to turn away from Trump for at least 48 hours so he can be back in the limelight!
After the bill was released today Cruz said, “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs.”
In reality when Cruz says the words “for a variety of reasons” he means it is not taking healthcare away from enough Americans. I mean cutting $800,000 million dollars from Medicaid is not enough for Cruz. If he had things his way it would say “Currently, unless we totally gut Medicare it is to generous a plan.” Also, having been in the “High Risk Insurance Pool” in Texas for many years with premiums so high it took my entire paycheck to pay monthly premiums, co-pays and prescriptions; only a situation like that would make Ted Cruz happy.
When Cruz says “We are open to negotiations” it means “If you are willing to strip this healthcare plan down to the bare bones and give bigger tax credits to the wealthy” then and only then would Ted Cruz agree to the bill.
When Cruz said “the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs” what he actually means is after cutting as many benefits and offering plans with only a handful of options and leaving out essential coverage like maternity, emergency room visits, contraception, pap smears, mammograms, cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and other essential medical services will Cruz be happy. Also, Cruz will require the plan raise the deductibles and “out of pocket” prices so high that then and only then will the cost be lower than Obamacare.
In the end Cruz will make it constantly apparent that he and only he held out until the plan met his standards. The standards of a greedy, self righteous and indignant megalomaniac.
You see you must remember Ted Cruz is out for only Ted Cruz. Cruz had said he would not support Trump in the 2016 election after Trump insulted Ted’s wife Heidi. However, in the end, Cruz groveled at Trump’s feet and lauded worship and praise upon Trump, as so many other failed presidential candidates did.
Cruz has never come back to Texas and done a town hall since losing the election. Cruz only appears at lavish, extravagant fundraisers for his reelection while ignoring his average supporter/constituent who wants to confront him on this life ending medical bill. So as I close out this article I’m going to list the phone numbers for Ted Cruz both in Austin and in Washington D.C.
Please feel free to give Ted a call every day over the next week and voice your opinions on healthcare for all Americans. Now is the time to speak out. We cannot give in to this horrendous GOP healthcare plan. Be sure to give Ted a call!!
Ted Cruz Austin office phone number is 512-916-5834
Ted Cruz Washington D.C. phone number is 202-224-5922
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