We’ve selected issues that are of particular interest to millennials this upcoming election season.
Here’s Ted Cruz on the issues.
- Energy independence: Cruz introduced legislation in 2014 that would “open opportunities to encourage responsible energy exploration (including hydraulic fracturing), build the Keystone pipeline, modernize refineries, increase offshore drilling, expand energy exports, and broaden energy development on private land, generating revenue to reduce the national debt.”
- Gun control: Cruz is a strong advocate of the Second Amendment. He voted no on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets and authored a brief on behalf of 31 states supporting the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
- Healthcare: Cruz wants to repeal Obamacare. He believes that Obamacare is an infringement on personal rights and is unconstitutional. Instead of Obamacare, Cruz wants to “make meaningful reforms to expand Health Savings Accounts, allow individuals to purchase insurance across state lines, and make health care more personal, portable, and affordable.”
- Jobs and the economy: Cruz believes that by empowering the private sector more jobs will be created. He also wants to protect the Internet as a platform for innovation, defending it from taxes and regulations. Additionally, he is a proponent of passing a flat tax.
- LGBT issues: Cruz is opposed to marriage equality. As he has stated this stems from his belief in Christianity and the importance of traditional marriage.
- Minimum wage: Cruz is opposed to President Obama’s plan to raise the federal minimum wage. Cruz believes that raising the minimum wage will cause “young people [to] lose their jobs or not be able to get their first jobs….”
- Tuition and student loans: Ted Cruz did vote in favor of capping federal student loan interest rates but has made no official statement in regards to college tuition and student loans.
- Welfare systems: Cruz believes that the welfare system can cause Americans to have a dependency on the government. Other than this he has made no official state about the current American welfares system.
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