Cruz, Rubio disapproves of large corporations for being ‘uniformly democratic’ and ‘controlled by the radical left’
Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio go after big corporations because they are “uniform democrats” and their CEOs who fully show their “radical left” perspectives.
“ If you look at the Fortune 100 CEOs, there are very few you could even make plausible as right of center, ” said Cruz, a GOP senator from Texas. told The Hill.
‘They are almost uniformly Democrat. And they have made the decision to put their companies on the political agenda of the current Democratic Party, now controlled by the radical left. ‘
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is also ramping up his criticism of big business.
“For the past few years, I have argued that far too many American companies prioritized short-term financial windfalls at the expense of America’s families, communities and national security,” Rubio wrote in a statement to The Hill.
“More and more people are coming to that view, both in the Republican Party and across the country,” he continued.
Senators Ted Cruz (left) and Marco Rubio (right) go after the big corporations for being ‘uniform democrats’ and ‘prioritizing short-term financial windfalls at the expense of America’
Both Cruz and Rubio ran in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, where they were defeated by Donald Trump.
Historically, the GOP has been very pro-big business and capitalism.
In an April 25 opinion piece in the New York Post, Rubio argued that it was time to “ rebuild and rebalance ” the relationship between business and the national interest.
Several major corporations and CEOs decided to stop or halt donations to Republicans after the January 6 attacks in the Capitol – mainly to stop giving money to lawmakers who officially objected to the results of the presidential election right after the attack.
Some of those who announced they were discontinuing PAC or individual donations, temporarily or indefinitely, following the pro-Trump riot include Facebook, Microsoft, Ford Motor Co., Marriott International, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Goldman Sachs, and others. JPMorgan.
Cruz recently said he would stop accepting donations from corporate political action committees in condemnation of companies’ reaction to Georgia’s new voting bill – including the MLB that has moved its All Star game out of the state under pressure from advertisers.
“I’m not going to take a penny from them,” Cruz said, adding that he has no reservations and urged his Republican colleagues to follow suit.
“I’ll praise the left,” Cruz said. “They play this game deadly seriously.
About a decade ago they realized that there is tremendous power in big business – and that if they could arm corporate America, it would be a powerful tool to maintain their agenda. And we see that more and more. ‘
Cruz also outlines the gap between the GOP and corporations right up to ‘culture wars’.
Look, I don’t want to boycott baseball. I like to watch the Astros, ”he said of the Texas Major League Baseball team. “So I’m just pissed off that giant corporations that should focus on providing goods or services … are playing politics instead.”
“Woke up politics trumps their work,” Cruz added.
In an attempt to explain the friction between conservatives and big companies, Rubio said, “That’s partly because these companies, their CEOs and their boards seem eager to weigh in on behalf of every awakened left-wing social priority.”
“The other part,” he continued, “is that people understand that many of these companies are more interested in accessing Chinese consumers than thriving American communities.”
Despite previous corporate loyalty to the Republican Party, which usually proposes more business-friendly tax initiatives and policies, Cruz says the new GOP is “ fighting for the working man and woman. ”
“I think the most significant political change of the past decade has been a socio-economic reversal,” Cruz said. Historically, the caricature was that the Republicans were the party of the rich and the Democrats the party of the poor. I think that’s the exact opposite of where we are now. Democrats today are the party of wealthy coastal elites and Republicans are the party of workers. ‘
In both 2016 and 2020, Trump fared better with voters earning less than $ 50,000 a year than the last two Republican presidential candidates. Trump won 44 percent of the lower-income bracket in 2020, compared to Utah Senator Mitt Romney and the late Arizona Senator John McCain who each earned 38 percent in the years they were president against Barack Obama.
The former president also fared significantly better among non-university graduates than university graduates, even beating Joe Biden in that demographic in the 2020 election.