Cruz Says Democrats Want Lockdowns To Hurt Trump on Election Day

Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz is revealing what he believes to be the Democrats’ “plan” to hurt President Donald Trump’s chances of winning re-election. 

During a recent interview, Cruz accused Democrats of intentionally trying to scare people into extending coronavirus lockdowns of businesses and schools so that Trump suffers politically.

“We’re 100 days out from the presidential election — the only objective Democrats have is to defeat Donald Trump,” Cruz said.

“And they’ve cynically decided [the] best way to defeat Donald Trump is shut down every business in America, shut down every school in America,” he added.

Cruz then noted that Congress passing legislation that sends stimulus checks to people may have unintended consequences in that they might make more money from the government than their actual jobs.

Cruz said: “And I’ll tell you, I’ve spoken to small business owners all over the state of Texas who are trying to reopen and they’re calling their waiters and waitresses, they’re 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 stated, “What we ought to focus on, instead of just shoveling trillions out the door, we ought to be passing a recovery bill.

“Now, what’s a recovery bill? A recovery bill would be lifting the taxes and the regulations that are hammering small businesses so that people can go back to work.

“A recovery bill would suspend the payroll tax, which would give it a — a pay raise to everyone in America who’s working. That actually gets people back to work.”

“The policy that [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are pushing adds an additional $600 a week of federal money to unemployment,” Cruz said. “Except, the problem is, for 68 percent of people receiving it right now, they are being paid more on unemployment than they made in their job.”

Cruz argued in favor of a payroll tax cut and lifting economic restrictions sooner rather than later.

“What we ought to focus on, instead of just shoveling trillions out the door, we ought to be passing a recovery bill. Now, what’s a recovery bill? A recovery bill would be lifting the taxes and the regulations that are hammering small businesses so that people can go back to work. A recovery bill would suspend the payroll tax, which would give it a — a pay raise to everyone in America who’s working. That actually gets people back to work,” Cruz said.

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Many Americans will agree with Cruz’s point.

For starters, one could certainly argue that this is what Democrats wanted from the beginning.

If they could prevent people from going back to work, they could harm the economy and try to take credit as if the Democrats were the ones that “saved” the country with their bailout checks to everyone.

And, in the process, they would be hurting Trump politically before arguably the most important election of our lifetime.