Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Newsmax TV ripped coronavirus stimulus bills proposed by Democrats and Republicans, calling them both misdirected and ill-equipped to get millions of Americans back into the job market.
“On Wednesday, I spent the entire day with the president, about seven hours on Air Force One. We flew to and from Midland Texas … I spent a lot of that time … talking with the president about how misguided both of these ridiculous bills are,” Cruz told Friday’s “The Chris Salcedo Show.”
The Democrat bill, led by House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) is worth $3.4 trillion and makes provisions for business owners in the cannabis industry.
“We don’t have it. There’s no money tree in Washington. There’s no secret vault filled with cash. So that’s $3 trillion that’s either going to be printed or borrowed from China, neither one of which is good for our country or our kids and grandkids.
A $1 trillion bill was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dials back the $600 a week federal supplement to unemployed workers, but Cruz said that doesn’t help bring jobs back.
“As bad at the price tag is, that’s not the biggest problem. The biggest