I don’t subscribe to the WSJ so I can’t read the whole thing. There is more on twitter, but I don’t think we’re supposed to start threads with tweets.
In a column, cruz said:
In a Wall Street Journal column last week, Cruz warned that CEOs opposing Republican threats to voting rights will be excluded from his party’s pay-to-play legislative operation — because they’re no longer conservative enough for the GOP.
For example, Republicans will stop accepting donations in exchange for “looking the other way” when corporate bigwigs dodge taxes, Cruz wrote in a stunningly honest admission of his party’s current modus operandi.
“This time,” he wrote, “we won’t look the other way on Coca-Cola’s $12 billion in back taxes owed. This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we’ll say no thank you. This time, when Boeing asks for billions in corporate welfare, we’ll simply let the Export-Import Bank expire.”
…so, he’s admitting that GOP policy regarding corporations who make donations to the GOP is not based on what is good for the country, but rather, what is good for the corp. If he is of the opinion that those policies should just be reversed on a whim, then all the excuses for these policies - trickle down, keeping jobs in the US, etc… - are just bogus.
Pretty remarkable admission really.