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POSTED: Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 11:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:42am

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was in Tyler Saturday evening.

KETK was the only news station at the event and got an exclusive interview with the senator.

He discussed the 13 hour filibuster over the drone program, his fight to protect American's Second Amendment rights and his efforts to defund and repeal Obamacare. 

Sen. Cruz said all of his efforts in Washington so far could not have been accomplished without the help of the people of Texas.

The senator is visiting cities all across the state, and felt strongly about stopping here in Tyler. 

Sen. Cruz says there are enormous challenges in our country right now and it's time to restore economic growth and stand for principle.

"East Texas is such a vital region to the state .My job is to represent every citizen in Tyler and every citizen in East Texas and 26 million Texans. I'm spending every day trying to travel the state, listening to people's concerns and stand up for Texas, fight for our rights and fight for our constitution." said Sen. Cruz.

Sen. Cruz also talked to KETK about the budget.

Sen. Cruz said his number one priority is to restore economic growth.

"Over the last four years, our economy has grown 0.8% a year. 23 million people are out of work because the economy isn't growing. Republicans and Democrats should work together to reform our taxes, to limit the burden and complexity of our taxes and to lift the regulatory burden off of small businesses."

Sen. Cruz said the only other period, since WWII,  where our country had four consecutive years of less than 1% economic growth was from 1979-1982.

Sen. Cruz said how to fix this, is by following the policies of President Reagan's administration.

"Limit the growth of government spending, cut taxes and simplify our tax code, reduce regulation, unchain the private sector and allow small businesses to flourish. Growth is the key to opportunity," said Sen. Cruz.

And of course gun control.

Sen Cruz fired back at California Senator Dianne Feinstein's proposed ban on assault weapons.

Cruz said his goal is to safeguard the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans.

Cruz along with Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mike Lee sent a letter to Sen. Harry Reid stating that the three of them would use any procedural needs necessary including another filibuster to stop any legislation that violates citizens' Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

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I'm in-line with what this guy says, but the talk is cheap. I've come to learn that if you pose a threat to the socialist agenda taking place in Washington then you are ignored by media. If you stand against the fascist laws like the NDAA then you are ignored by media. If you are to the Constitution what Billy Graham is to the Bible then you are ignored by media. Government media co-opts every grass-root movement positive to America. I like Cruz, but if he were real, he'd be ignored by media.

Friend, I attended this dinner and other events were Ted Cruz has spoken. This guy is the real thing. You said if Cruz was genuine in his beliefs, he would be ignored by the media. However, he has being trashed by media outlets from sea to shining sea. He has the NYTimes calling him a loud-mouth, arrogant freshman senator, etc. He has made an enemy out of the media, which means he is a threat to their liberal agenda.

Neighbor, I'm here to say that yes, Cruz says what is right about issues that have no chance of making it to a close vote, like gun control, or repeal (de-fund) of Obamacare, repeal of NDAA, Homeland Security drones overhead; he knows these won't change, but where is he on illegal immigration or other legislation being written today? Has he NOT said one word about abolishing anchor babies, because if you don't address this you will never get control of immigration. Media sells us a bill of goods

After he left office Reagan admitted that his "trickle down" economic policies were a big mistake. He said he didn't realize things were only going to 'trickle" down to the top 2% or 3% of the people. He said it troubled him that he'd made a major mistake like that.
I don't know who has all the answers to our economic problems today, but I am pretty certain Ted Cruz don't even need to be in the room. Ted's out for Ted.

Reagan's policies may not have been the best, but they certainly are better than the ones proposed by the left side of the spectrum. Just look at last month's jobs number: 88,000 created. We should be creating 150,000 jobs a month just to break even! That doesn't include any kind of growth! President Obama has failed miserable, and our economic recovery has been like that of a snail.

When Reagan made a deal with the Saudi's to flood the market with oil to bankrupt the Russians, he did the same thing to the oil producing states. In Texas the domino effect of cheap oil (1986) caused massive unemployment which put one in three mortgages in foreclosure. You may remember the govt. media called it the "Savings and Loan Scandal", but there was no wrong doing, more media lies. You may also remember the RTC was formed and our real estate sold for ten cents on the dollar.

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