Ted Cruz told Chris Wallace yesterday that he doesn't have the votes to defund Obamacare. But he is going to do everything he can stop it.
At the 8 minute mark Chris tells him that on Friday "a Republican poll came out from the Winston Group that said 71% of Republicans to 23% don't want to shut down the government to fight over Obamacare". There is also a CNBC/Wall Street Journal poll out today that lists only 38% of American's in favor of defunding Obamacare. Speaking of WSJ, Cruz attempted to deflect Wallaces point by saying a lot depends on how the question is asked, but more importantly the WSJ had a poll out that shows for the first time in a long time that American's trust Republican's more than Democrats on health care and Cruz credits that the Republican's fighting of Obamacare. And they may have made for a compelling twist, except the poll says American's still trust Democrats more. Republicans are gaining, but Dems still have an 8 point advantage.
Rand Paul is aware of those facts and says because we don't have the votes, and Americans are oppossed to Obamacare, but don't want us to defund it at this point, then he has proposed an ammendment that all federal employees be required to have Obamacare.
“I’m not excited about doing that to staff or federal employees,” Paul tells Fox News. “But if the president thinks ObamaCare is a good idea, and if John Roberts thinks he can twist the Constitution and make ObamaCare constitutional, he ought to get it.”
Rand's plan seems to be if we can make lawmakers suffer as much as the rest of the country, they will vote to change their law. Cruz's idea seems to be that in order to distinguish the 2 party's in the next election, Republican's need to show they did everything possible to stop American's from getting hurt by Obamacare. So whose plan do you agree with?