HYPOCRITE: The hypocrisy of Sen. Ted Cruz is particularly glaring when you add his wife Heidi Nelson Cruz, a director at blue-chip company Goldman Sachs, to the mix. You see, Mrs. Cruz’s place of employment “helped set off the populist rage that ushered Mr. Cruz into the Senate in 2012,” the New York Times reports. What’s even more hypocritical is that while he forced a government shutdown over Obamacare, he’s getting his health insurance from Goldman Sachs, via his wife.
Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, tried to push Mr. Cruz into admitting that he was on his wife’s blue-chip Goldman health plan — a sign of hypocrisy, he implied. And then Mrs. Cruz’s boss, Goldman’s chief executive, Lloyd C. Blankfein, turned up at the White House to urge against a devastating debt default, one of the issues with which Mr. Cruz had become closely associated.
“I have to say, honestly, I’m not involved with any of those issues at our firm,” Mrs. Cruz said. And if her husband was evasive about where he got his health coverage, Mrs. Cruz was blunt. “Ted is on my health care plan,” said Mrs. Cruz, who has worked in Goldman’s investment management division for eight years.
Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for the senator, confirmed the coverage, which Goldman said was worth at least $20,000 a year. “The senator is on his wife’s plan, which comes at no cost to the taxpayer and reflects a personal decision about what works best for their family,” she said. Source: NY Times
I have no issues about him getting health insurance coverage via his wife, but don’t stand in the way of the millions of Americans without health coverage getting it through the Affordable Care Act. Help improve the legislation not torpedo it or hold the country hostage over his so-called ideals.
Gee, I wonder what else will come out about Ted Cruz? Last week we heard about the ties he had to a Jamaican private equity firm he neglected to declare to Congress and now this.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.