Friday, Aug. 14, 2015|7:05 p.m.
Ted Cruz, the firebrand GOP presidential prospect who’s campaigning on guarantees to cut government spending, pitched himself as a Washington outsider and assured to reform federal taxes throughout a speech at Red Rock Resort today.
Cruz, 44, carried the conservative outrage with the federal government by telling tales of his fights versus political leaders while vowing to execute a flat tax, remove farming subsidies for corn and sugar, reform healthcare and end a system of federally backed company loans for buying abroad goods.
Cruz, understood for his filibusters to protest hikes in government borrowing caps, brought his brand of chutzpah to Las Vegas, saying that if chosen president he would ban bills laden with corporate well-being and political cronyism– panning facility politicians as part of a “Washington cartel.”
Cruz is a polished orator with slicked-back hair and consulted with computed moxie to more than 400 attendees at an event sponsored by Americans for Success, a conservative grassroots group that has more than 41,000 protestors who sign petitions, knock on doors and mobilize voters in the state.
Cruz has made numerous journeys this year to Nevada in an effort to win the GOP governmental election. He spoke in Henderson earlier today and will certainly be in Northern Nevada on Saturday for a campaign event with Attorney General Adam Laxalt. Cruz is one of 17 GOP prospects searching for approval and is lagging behind Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson and others in polls.
Cruz wooed the crowd with comedic blasts about bureaucrats and Democrats, however tax reform was the core of the policy platform he pitched to the crowd.
If elected president, Cruz said he would defend a flat tax rate that can be done “on the back of a post card.”
To a raucous joy, Cruz ended his tax pitch by saying, “We need to eliminate the IRS.”
He revealed dismay about Republicans who didn’t fight to limit government loaning or cut spending for Planned Parenthood.
“It’s been eight months considering that we’ve had a Republican bulk in both homes. Exactly what the heck have we finished with it,” Cruz stated. “… Which of those choices is one iota different than if Harry Reid and Democrats were in control.”
Cruz finished up by stating exactly what he would do with the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law that’s offered more than 16 million Americans with health insurance.
He said premiums and out-of-pocket expenses have “escalated.”
“If I am elected president, we are going to appeal every word,” he said.
The crowd went wild.