Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) faced a backlash on social media, and that’s probably because he’s usually on the wrong side of decency. Cruz has been wrong all day long. Earlier when Cruz was asked to respond to polling showing 74 percent of Republicans favor a new stimulus bill, the Texas Republican suggested that the response to Covid-19 response is a Democratic conspiracy, saying, “The only objective Democrats have is to defeat Trump, and they cynically decided the best way to [do it] is to shut down every business & school.”
Sure, Ted, the entire world is in on this conspiracy, and shut down businesses due to people dying from the disease just to hurt Trump.
Not to be outdone by himself, Cruz then suggested on Face the Nation that restaurant servers are just sitting back and whatnot while taking government money instead of working during the massive COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’ve spoken to small business owners all over the state of Texas who are trying to reopen,” Cruz said, “and they are calling their waiters and waitresses, they are calling their busboys and they won’t come back.”
“And of course they won’t come back because the federal government is paying them in some instances twice as much money to stay home,” he added.
And it appears that restaurant workers and their families know a bit more about this than Cruz.
Ted Cruz on F the N talking about how waitstaff should not get $600.00 week unemployment because they do not make much. My daughter makes $1000.00 a week when she works with a check of 100.00 a week. Another clueless Repug pissing off a lrg segment of voters
— Donna 🌏👩🏻⚕️🙀🇺🇸 (@dsoginer1) July 26, 2020
Ted Cruz saying restaurant workers are grifting off the government dime rather than working needs to take a peek at what’s happening in the Oval Office and then kindly shut the f*ck up
— Operative_X (@OperativeXRay) July 26, 2020
Someone spit in Cruz’s dinner plate..Ted Cruz spews disgust at ‘waiters and waitresses’ who he says don’t deserve $600 unemployment checks
— DrinkitPlain (@DavidPfdle) July 26, 2020
Just remember that Ted Cruz wants restaurants workers to be satisfied with their $2.15/hr + tips federal wage.
— Smitten 🥰 by Books Reviews ❖ Romance Author💋💘🔥 (@beverleykendall) July 26, 2020
Did anyone watch Ted Cruz on Face the Nation? Ted harped a lot about getting back to work, opening schools. He doesn’t want people to receive the extra$600 for unemployment. There are no jobs, Texas is a hot spot,He is delusional and a Piece of shit.🤬
— LMelendez #Biden 2020 (@TXLinMelendez) July 26, 2020
@tedcruz You do know you can never eat at a restaurant again without wondering if there is spit in your food now… right?
— Mark (@TheIxshil) July 26, 2020
Cruz and his Republican colleagues are only concerned when direly-needed money is used to help regular Americans instead of the wealthy — the latter of whom do not need a hand up during the pandemic.
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