Press release from John Jay Myers, Libertarian for US Senate from Texas:
Dallas, TX – John Jay Myers, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, rejects the notion that the recent Republican nomination of Ted Cruz is a victory for freedom-loving Americans. “The Tea Party originally fought for sound fiscal policy, lower taxes, and free markets. But now establishment Republicans like Cruz have hijacked it and replaced a message of liberty with one of bigotry and belligerence,” says Mr. Myers.
“The Republican primary in Texas was a contest between the banks and the oil companies, and the banks won,” continues Myers. “Ted Cruz is not the outsider people think they voted for. Cruz worked for the federal government, and he also advised George W. Bush’s campaign on domestic policy. And how did Bush’s domestic policy of bank bailouts and stimulus work out? Ted Cruz’s government resume does not match his claims to be an establishment outsider.”
Mr. Myers questions Cruz’s commitment to liberty: “Cruz expresses pride in his family’s escape to the U.S., and yet maintains a platform hostile to immigrants. He claims to support freedom and yet wants government to dictate whom you can marry and what substances peaceful people put in their bodies. And he follows the same foreign policy doctrine of entangling alliances our Founding Fathers warned us about.”
Mr. Myers condemned the false choice presented to Republican voters: “During the primary, the Republicans were given a choice between a millionaire former CIA officer who runs an oil and gas company, or a rich establishment lawyer who is literally in bed with a Vice President of Goldman Sachs, the bank that was by far the largest beneficiary of the Bush-Obama bailouts through its insurer AIG. How do you think the pillow talk will go when Goldman Sachs needs $100 billion more after the next market meltdown?”
John Jay Myers feels that his real world business and leadership experience makes him much more qualified for the office of U.S. Senator: “Ted Cruz was painted as a real man of the people, but he is a government lawyer, who never had a job in the real world, who claims to love the Constitution, and now wants to be a Senator. Does this sound familiar? Meanwhile I have two businesses, 34 employees, and I truly understand the problems that higher taxes can cause the little guy. Without real world experience, Ted Cruz is the next Obama of the GOP.”
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