Cruz Addresses Nation's Problems During North Texas Economic Forum Luncheon

Ten weeks into his first term in office, there's nothing else Senator Ted Cruz would rather be doing.

"It's been fantastic," Cruz says.  "We have got enormous challenges right now and it's a real privilege to serve at a time when the stakes are high."

He says he already knows what his passion is: encouraging economic growth.

"It's the reason why in the last two weeks I've introduced two amendments to de-fund and repeal Obamacare," Cruz says.

 He says that's what every elected official's priority should be, as the national economy has grown less than one-percent in the last four years.

"To get out-of-control spending and our unsustainable debt under control.  Number two, to champion fundamental tax reform; to reduce the burdens that our tax code puts on so many working families and so many small businesses," Cruz says.

He says he's also going to fight for regulatory reform, to do away with what he calls the enormous costs and burdens on small businesses that are killing jobs.

"We need to be standing up for the working families, for the small businesses.  We need to get growth back so that everyone can have a fair shot at the American dream," Cruz says.

He also says for young people coming out of school, it's hard to get a job, and if they do get a job, odds are that job won't provide health insurance.

He says economic growth will also fix that problem.

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