C. Steven Tucker, a nationally-recognized healthcare policy expert and a delegate to the Republican convention for Ted Cruz, has come out publicly that he is abandoning Cruz because of his inability to tell the truth.
“I have bit my tongue long enough. As a delegate for Senator Ted Cruz I have been placed into a difficult and increasingly uncomfortable position and now I have had enough.”
“Donald Trump does NOT want Single Payer health care.”
Tucker, a 20-year licensed health insurance broker from Illinois has appeared on television and radio as a health care policy expert.
“If there is one thing I know it is health care policy and if there is another thing I know it is a lie when I hear it.”
“Continuing to support Senator Cruz after he repeats incorrectly and ad nauseum that; ‘A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for Obamacare’; and, that ‘if you vote Donald Trump, you vote for Bernie Sanders-style socialized medicine;“
“… or even worse that Trump, Clinton and Sanders ‘have the identical position on health care’ has forced me into a crisis of conscience.”
“These are statements that even the left leaning Politifact has correctly identified as FALSE.”
Tucker says the Cruz followers, whom he calls “Cruzers” either don’t know, or don’t care that Cruz plays fast and loose with the facts.
“There are two things I detest above all others. Lies and intellectual laziness.”
“There are far too many of my fellow “Cruzers” who … refuse to do the necessary research on Mr. Trump’s health care proposals.”
In his blog post, Tucker provides links to Trump’s actual policy proposals as outlined in both his books “Time To Get Tough” from 2011 and his latest book “Crippled America” from 2015.
The link to Tucker’s blog post, will be posted in the Description box below.
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