Cruz Dares Hillary Clinton To Run on Obama’s Economic Recovery
STEPHANOPOULOS: "Let me ask you a question about the economy. We saw these new unemployment numbers, showing the economy's created more than 1 million jobs created in the last three months. A solid forecast for 2015 as well. What does that do to your party's strategy going to 2016? Here's what Kevin Hassett, an economic adviser to John McCain and Mitt Romney, said to the Washington Post, 'When Hillary Clinton runs, she'll say the Republicans gave us a crappy economy twice, we fixed it twice. Why would you trust them again?' What's the answer"
CRUZ: "Look, if Hillary Clinton wants to run by telling the Americans that the economy is doing great and you can credit President Obama and Hillary Clinton for it, I would encourage her to follow that strategy. Because the simple reality is, that's true -- for the wealthy. The top 1 percent under President Obama, the millionaires and billionaires that he constantly demagogues, earn a higher share of our income since 1928. Those who walk the corridors of power have gotten fat and happy under big government. I'll tell you, hard-working men and women across America are hurting. We, today, have the lowest labor force participation since 1978. 92 million Americans are not working. We have seen wages stagnate."
STEPHANOPOULOS: "Sounds like you have your economic stump speech down."