Unfortunately, for millions of Hispanics who are concerned with the economy, there’s a few glaring omissions in the 12 step plan to recovery.
Here’s an abridged version of his plan.
1. Repeal ObamaCare.
2. Kill cap and trade.
3. Stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from attacking jobs in right-to-work states.
4. Revoke the offshore drilling moratorium.
5. Restrain abusive environmental enforcement.
6. Repeal Dodd-Frank.
7. Slash corporate tax rates.
8. Champion tax reform.
9. Cut the federal budget and reform entitlements.
10. Rein in the Federal Reserve and ensure sound money.
11. Allow small—and medium-sized companies—to opt out of Sarbanes-Oxley.
12. Pass a strong, balanced budget amendment.
Although I agree with these steps, I couldn’t help but notice something was missing.
Despite all the news and media coverage of the issues along our Texas border and rampant illegal immigration, Ted Cruz’ campaign did not consider securing the border as a means to stop the assault on our economy. I would think a secure border would translate into a direct reduction of the drain on our resources, especially since we know 60% of immigrant families in Texas are taking advantage of the welfare system.
If we could reduce this amount, Texas may not be in such dire financial straights. We could have enough money for our education system. We could have hospitals that operate in the “black.” And we could have a safer environment to raise our children. Maybe it’s too big a task to begin securing our border? Maybe these issues rank #13 and #14? Either way, in my opinion, securing the border and dealing with our illegal immigration nightmare should be a higher priority than it seems to be in the Cruz camp, especially since we’re talking about Texas.