To commemorate Labor Day this year, Senator (and Presidential candidate) Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a statement giving his support to the American worker. Senator Cruz is a breath of fresh air when it comes to celebrating Labor Day as the usual tripe which comes from Democrats is often aimed at undermining capitalism and making life ever harder for the average working American. Instead, Cruz offers an optimistic word and a reminder that more freedom and less government is always good for the worker. If Americans want to honor our history this Labor Day, if they want a return to American greatness, then we must reject the socialism and government paternalism that the Democrats are offering and once again embrace the idea that it is the average American who makes our nation great.
“Today we celebrate American workers. Since the first days of the frontier, the virtue of work has enlivened our national spirit. It is the ingenuity and grit of countless Americans that has made this a land of opportunity. To the teacher, law enforcement officer, civil servant, factory worker, and countless others, I say thank you. Thank you for working daily to provide for your family, to contribute to our economy, and to keep America strong.
“We should foster a robust economy, and stop stifling growth and opportunity. Under the Obama economy, we have seen the lowest labor force participation since the late 1970s. Families, small businesses, minorities, and young people are being crushed by rising premiums and fewer good-paying jobs due to Obamacare, vast costs from new agency regulations, and a byzantine tax code. Manufacturing has steadily declined during Obama’s presidency, and the industriousness that has empowered workers and pioneered innovation is fading under his watch.
“But with strong Presidential leadership, we can turn things around quickly: we can eliminate onerous regulations, repeal Obamacare, simplify the tax code, and welcome job creation in every sector – from energy to manufacturing to agriculture. We can champion hardworking Americans. If we stand together for working men and women, we will reignite the promise of America.”