Cruz Gets To The Heart Of Making America Great Again

Source: IBD | March 4, 2016 | Editorials

Election 2016: Pundits have decried the bickering at the latest GOP presidential debate as an embarrassment to the party and its prospects. But in fact, Ted Cruz made one of the clearest economic cases for change we’ve heard so far.

The Fox News moderators played to the crowd by peppering the candidates with a series of Flint- and Detroit-oriented questions, asking them to address the area’s chronic urban-blight problems at the March 3 debate in downtown Detroit.

There were some solid answers showing mature thinking from the likes of Ohio Gov. John Kasich. But only when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took the microphone were the questions of how to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. transformed from a local issue to a national imperative — one that went to the heart of what it really takes to make America great again, the very theme that has drawn so many voters to Donald Trump.


“And then, for 50 years, left-wing Democrats have pursued destructive tax policies, weak crime policies, and have driven the citizens out.


“The way you bring manufacturing back to America is, number one, you lift the regulations. As president, I will repeal ObamaCare, the biggest job-killer in America,” said Cruz.

“I will pull back the federal regulators, the EPA and all the regulators that are killing small businesses and manufacturing.


It was an eloquent, fact-based, carefully thought out and powerful statement that gets to the heart of who’s been running the U.S. as its establishment, why change is needed and what greatness really means. It was the sort of argument and answer that elevates the national contest and its debates on the great questions, and something that many Americans hope to see more of now. Cruz struck a nerve — and hit a bullseye.

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