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Cruz: I’m Not Taking Obamacare Subsidy, I Comply With Law As Written

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)  said that he would not take a subsidy for Obamacare on Tuesday’s”Mark Levin Show.”

Cruz said that his family was previously covered under his wife’s insurance, but since she’s joining his campaign full-time, without pay or benefits, they’re “likely” to go under his employer’s healthcare, which, in his case would be going on the federal healthcare exchange.

He added, “I am not going to take any federal subsidy for this,” and accused CNN of playing “gotcha” over him complying with the law.

Cruz also stated that there aren’t very many private options for health insurance because of Obamacare and that he would not take a special exemption as a member of Congress because “we shouldn’t treat members of Congress any better than the American people are treated.”

Cruz concluded, “I also think we should adopt a flat tax, and abolish the IRS, it doesn’t mean I refuse to pay my taxes right now. I comply with the tax laws today even though I think we should have a flat tax.”

(h/t The Right Scoop)

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