Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reportedly finds the budget deal announced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) “deeply concerning.”
Though Cruz has not been able to fully review the deal that increases spending beyond the sequester levels because of his 20-hour flight back from South Africa after attending Nelson Mandela’s funeral, he reportedly has taken issue with deal because it increases spending for minor promises of future reductions in the debt that may never materialize.
“We shouldn’t sacrifice the modest 2.4 percent spending cuts already in law in exchange for a mere possibility of future reductions,” a spokeswoman for Cruz told The Hill on Wednesday. “While Sen. Cruz supports adjusting the sequester so it doesn’t disproportionately target vital defense spending, we should be taking a serious look at what is actually driving our debt and deficits, not raising spending in exchange for minor changes and promises of future action.”
As Breitbart News has reported, the budget deal increases federal spending and revenue while using spending cuts to fuel more federal spending. In addition, the deal keeps America on a path to accumulating $25 trillion in debt by 2023.
Cruz and Ryan, Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, could be rivals on the campaign trail, as both may run for president in 2016.