Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) insulted unemployed Americans on Tuesday by telling them to “get a job” and it didn’t go over well at all for him.
Because of the pandemic and low wages, millions of Americans are out of work or do not want to go back to work for little pay and no benefits, but stand to suffer since unemployment benefits are expiring. Republicans are standing in the way of renewing the benefits, as well as refusing to increase the minimum wage. Increasing the minimum wage alone would do much to alleviate the labor shortage in this country.
But Republicans like Cruz would rather force Americans to work for peanuts to keep the wealthy happy.
In response to the unemployment benefits running out, Cruz told Americans to “get a job.”
Um, get a job?
There are millions of vacancies, and small businesses across the Nation are desperate for workers. https://t.co/0ejI45Ja6I
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 7, 2021
His callous post earned their wrath.
Ted Cruz is telling people who lost their job from the pandemic to get a job. This coming from an asshole who flees to Cancun when his job gets too tough.
— Amy Lynn👣❤ (@AmyAThatcher) September 7, 2021
“Get a job”, says Ted Cruz, a guy who was born in what he would now call a welfare state and hasn’t had a job that wasn’t taxpayer-funded since 1995.
— Rex Zane (@rexzane1) September 7, 2021
Ted Cruz meant to say GET A JOB in Congress so you can vacation while your constituents die. pic.twitter.com/HdHDZxMZzf
— ClockOutWars (@clockoutwars) September 7, 2021
Don’t ever be this guy. If you ever consider saying the words, “get a job” to someone in response to their poverty-level income, remind yourself that Ted Cruz agrees with that sentiment. He believes poverty should be used as a gun to coerce you into accepting insufficient wages. https://t.co/K9Uqudt0im
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) September 7, 2021
Now what genius pic.twitter.com/ErrslnKZ17
— ☭ L-Bird (@BernieToVest) September 7, 2021
Instead of helping your constituents – taking supplies to emergency shelters, delivering warm meals and blankets to homebound, etc. – you took a sunny vacation. You make WAY more than minimum wage, yet you expect people to risk dying of COVID for $7.25/hr? #GOPHypocrisy pic.twitter.com/eBxI6TFpDU
— Lady Lazarus (@clacka_pow) September 7, 2021
Can you tell us where to get a job like yours?
✔️says no to everything
✔️on social media all day
✔️full healthcare and pension
✔️$175,000 a year
✔️frequent unrelated travel
✔️8 weeks paid vacation
✔️no obligation or objectives
✔️zero loyalty to your constituents
— Ms. Kops (@KopsMiss) September 7, 2021
If only there was some kind of job that paid $174k to tweet and fly to Cancun when your state was in crisis 🤔
— Celeste (@MyDearAuntSally) September 7, 2021
Do you know any jobs where you can take your family on vacation while the people you’re supposed to be serving are in the middle of a crisis?
— certified melon boy (@theneedledrop) September 7, 2021
Says the guy who never works (except trolling on Twitter) and gets a paycheck & free healthcare from the government every month?
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) September 7, 2021
Have you heard that there is a PANDEMIC? Have you heard that there is a shortage of DAY CARE WORKERS? Do you even know that working class folk don’t have nannies to care for their kids? Pass Biden’s bill on 21st century infrastructure and see how fast jobs fill. pic.twitter.com/N5EmdVVgII
— The Rev. with Rage Who Supports Biden: MDiv 🌈♈♀️ (@EffieMcAvoy) September 7, 2021
To think that seditious prick Rafael @tedcruz actually believes he has the right to tell people to get a job when all he does is flee the country just to avoid doing his job as constituents freeze to death or uses his job just to incite deadly attacks and commit crimes.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 7, 2021
Get a job? Um, 20 of the top 25 states dependent on federal welfare benefits are GOP states. https://t.co/Yl6sjatFlx
There’s no “worker shortage.” There’s GOP denying a living wage to fund billionaire tax cuts. Your billionaire bootlicking is starving Americans to death. Horrid.
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) September 7, 2021
Ted Cruz gets paid by taxpayers, the very same taxpayers he is telling to get a job. The very same taxpayers he denies a fair minimum wage. He doesn’t do his own job and often abandons the people he works for. He should be the one without a job right now.
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