Ted Cruz

By: Adrianna Toledo

Ted Cruz's Education

Born on December 22, 1970, Ted Cruz grew up in Houston, earning his bachelor's at Princeton University and going on to Harvard Law School. Working as an attorney for some time, Cruz later served as an adviser on the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush. In 2012 he won election to the U.S. Senate with the support of the Tea Party and took office the following year, going on to orchestrate a governmental shutdown in opposition to Obamacare. In 2015, he announced that he was running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
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Why he Chose to Enter the Race

The first thing Ted Cruz plans on doing is rescind every illegal and unconstitutional action taken by Barack Obama. The next thing that he would intend to do would be to instruct the Department of Justice to an open investigation into his videos an prosecute Planned Parenthood for any criminal violations. Third, Cruz said he would direct the DOJ and the IRS to put an end to the persecution of religious liberty. He then intends to cancel the Iran deal and, finally, move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He says that he will keep his word and fight to defend liberty.
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Ted Cruz on Gun Control

Cruz suggested strict restrictions prevented Americans from defending themselves against terrorists. He pointed to Tennessee, where he said armed Marines would greet any terrorists attacking recruiting stations a reference to those who stood outside a recruiting station with guns after an attack. The event, during which Cruz unveiled a coalition of Second Amendment supporters, had been scheduled before Wednesday's attack, and Cruz aides say protecting gun owners' rights is even more important in the wake of the shooting than it had been before.
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Ted Cruz on Immigration

Ted Cruz says a strong President can and must secure the border. Under current law, there is more than enough legal authority to do so. He thinks what is missing is the political will. In the Senate, he has stood consistently with the majority of Americans against amnesty and lawlessness, and says he will do the same as President.
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Ted Cruz on Economy

Ted Cruz would enact a 10 percent flat tax on individual income and replace the corporate income tax and all payroll taxes with a 16 percent Business Transfer Tax, or subtraction method value-added tax. In addition, his plan would repeal a number of complex features of the current tax code. He says the plan would cut taxes by $3.6 trillion over the next decade on a static basis. However, the plan would end up reducing tax revenues by $768 billion over the next decade when accounting for economic growth from increases in the supply of labor and capital and the much broader tax base due to the new value-added tax. The plan would significantly reduce marginal tax rates and the cost of capital, which would lead to a 13.9 percent higher GDP over the long term, provided that the tax cut could be appropriately financed.

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Ted Cruz on Foreign Relations

Ted Cruz believes that American foreign policy should be driven by the vital national security interests of our nation. The most central failing of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy is it fails to look to America’s national security interests. And as a result, thinks we have undermined our friendship and alliances across the globe, and we have allowed our enemies to grow stronger in the face of weakness and appeasement.
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Would Ted Cruz Make a Good President?

I don't think that Ted Cruz would make a good president because he throws fits and has anger issues and if he doesn't get his way then he might do something unforgivable.