From equal pay to Jeb Bush and the 2016 election, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) joined Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss political hot topics.


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Today, President Obama announced he is taking executive action to strengthen equal pay laws. Cruz blasted the president and Senate Democrats for pushing the issue to gain “political show votes.”

He said the reality is that women are hurting under President Obama’s economic agenda.

“Under President Obama, 3.7 million women have moved into poverty. Under President Obama, the median income for women has dropped over $700 dollars,” Cruz said, adding that the White House is distracting from the people who are really hurting.

The Republican senator told Neil he is “very concerned” about ensuring women are treated fairly in the workplace.

“We have a long way to go. I think women face a very difficult circumstance in the workplace. I’ve certainly seen that. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of strong women, but the answer is not to pass a trial-lawyer bonanza,” he said, charging that the administration is trying to pay off trial lawyers who are among the biggest funders of the Democratic Party.

Moving on to immigration reform, Jeb Bush recently stated that many people who come to the U.S. illegally do so out of an “act of love.”

Cruz called himself a “fan” of Bush, but disagreed with his remarks. The senator said he supports legal immigration and called the current system inhumane.

While the U.S. should welcome immigrants, Cruz said, “We need a functioning legal immigration system that lets people come who want to come here not to be dependent on government, but to work hard and provide for their families.”

He said he’ll support whoever the GOP candidate is in 2016. “I would encourage every candidate of the dozen or so that seem to be thinking about it, I would encourage every one of them stand up and lead, make the case that the Obama economic agenda is not working.”

Cruz said “time will tell” whether or not he’s among the dozen thinking about running for president.


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