I finally figured out what Ted Cruz problem is; he can’t read.
As a concerned citizen and one of his constituents (a reluctant one), I wrote to him asking that he explain his stance on healthcare reform.
I carefully phrased my questions and asked him to provide his solution to our healthcare dilemma.
He is more polite on paper than television. He apologized for not responding sooner as he was busy setting up offices in Washington and Texas. Self-promoting appearances all over the country influence his response time.
As I read his response, it became very clear; the poor man has a reading impediment.
None of his answers were to questions I asked.
Prior to his election to the Senate, he served as the solicitor general for Texas. How did he manage to serve that position with an obvious reading impediment?
I asked how a person with his stated religious convictions could consider repealing healthcare reform by denying coverage to millions of people who have preexisting conditions.
His response: “If Obama care is implemented, it will reduce the quality of healthcare; result in scarcity and rationing, and insert government bureaucrats between patients and their doctors.”
I was puzzled as his answer had absolutely no relationship to my question.
I asked if he was concerned that about twenty-four percent of Texas residents lack health insurance.
“Our nation’s first priority should be restoring economic growth, yet Obama care, called a “huge train wreck” by one of its chief architects, does precisely the opposite. Over the consistent objections of the American people, Obama care is driving up the cost of health insurance, causing employers to stop offering health coverage, and encouraging employers to stop hiring—even shifting more and more workers to part-time employment.”
By now, I was really convinced he had a problem. He is too old to be a product of the current Texas education system. The corporations that Texas is so proud of recruiting have been shifting workers to part-time for years. How can he not know that?
He concluded by saying, “I am honored to help lead the fight to protect Americans from the harmful consequences of Obama care.”
I am convinced he should enroll in some sort of remedial reading program and I’ll bet his health plan would cover it.
Note: originally published September 2013. Wash, rinse, repeat.