Cornyn Condemns Anti-Capitalistic Sentiment from Congressional Democrats
by John Cornyn on March 13, 2019 at 12:56 PM
Earlier this week I criticized the far-left socialist policies being advocated by some congressional Democrats. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here:
If the most radical Democrats in our country today get their way on the outlandish socialist policies they are pushing, the American people will be calling for a revolution. The new green deal, or I should say the Green New Deal, Medicare for All.
They are going to pull everyone else down.
The first thing these policies would do is bankrupt our country.
Over the weekend one Democratic member of the House who was speaking at South by Southwest in Austin, my hometown, referred to capitalism as ‘irredeemable,’ trying to blame capitalism for every problem that exists in our society.
Of all places to complain about the perils of capitalism. There's more than a little irony that she chose Texas, the most successful free enterprise economy in our nation.
Instead of talking about this socialist, big government approach that we all know will fail, let's look at how the Texas model has led my state to become an economic powerhouse and the envy of the nation. We keep taxes low, government spending restrained, and regulations at a rational minimum to give people and the small businesses that provide the jobs the freedom to pursue their dreams and to prosper.
In Texas we believe that less government is more. We don't try to centralize power in the state house. We give businesses, entrepreneurs, and hardworking Texans of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and race are the freedom by which they can create their own opportunities.
I pray that our country never sees that day, that it's brought to ruin because of these 21st century socialists.