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I was there to record perhaps the most prescient portion of his remarks, which lasted about twenty minutes.
When Cruz spoke of ObamaCare, he highlighted the danger it posed to small businesses and the overregulation of the economy.
"That's a $5,500 swing, and who do you think it impacts the most? ... If you're a single mom struggling to make ends meet, $5,500 out of your pocketbook makes a real difference. You know what? When we were debating ObamaCare a couple of months ago on the floor of the Senate, I read out of a newspaper from Oklahoma that quoted a single mom that was working at a fast food restaurant and she and every other of her employees had just had their hours forcibly reduced to 29 hours a week because ObamaCare kicks in at 30 hours. She said 'Look, I understand, you know, that these businesses are going to go out of business otherwise. But,' the single mom said, 'I have two kids at home. I can't feed my kids on 29 hours and neither can all of the other single moms that are struggling to make ends meet."Cruz parlayed the message of economic responsibility combined with the crushing effect overregulation has on the poor and the most vulnerable in society.