CNN's Tapper Confronts Ted Cruz For Saying "Millions" Of People Lost Their Jobs Due To Obamacare


JAKE TAPPER, CNN: I want to talk about the current events that are animating you. You were SO upset by the supreme court's decision, it's ruling on same sex marriage. You proposed a constitutional amendment that would implement judicial retention Elections. i have to ask you, though, wouldn't that make the supreme court justices more prone to serving public opinion, not doing what they think is right or what the law dictates? More beholden to campaign contributors?

SEN. TED CRUZ: If they were doing their job, if they were honoring their judicial oaths it wouldn't be necessary, unfortunately, the justices have injected themselves into politics. We have two decisions last week. Both of which were naked acts of judicial activism. On Thursday, the majority of the justices ignored federal law and rewrote Obamacare, they ignored the text of the law and joins with President Obama in forcing this failed law on millions of Americans who lost their jobs, their health care, their doctors, placing skyrocketing premiums.

TAPPER: What you're talking about is, the fact that, what they did not do is take away subsidies for 6.4 million Americans who had subsidies from the federal government, but they didn't get it through state exchanges. I don't know that you could argue that those 6.4 million people were hurt.

Of course you can. A lot of people were hurt. Under Obamacare, it's the biggest job killer in this country. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs. Millions of Americans, single moms are working part time, because Obamacare kicks in at 30 hours a week, they've been forced to work 28, 29 hours a week. 6 million Americans have had their insurance cancelled because of Obamacare, lost their doctors. One of the easiest illustrations --

TAPPER: Dd you say millions of Americans lost their jobs because of Obamacare?

TED CRUZ: Yes, because millions of small businesses are not expanding, laying people off, staying under 50 employees, it's the biggest job killer in this country.

TAPPER: You're saying 'job killer.' Businesses are not expanding, that is not the same as millions of Americans have lost their jobs?

TED CRUZ: Fair point.

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