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Cruz Slams Debt Deal: My Kids 'Don't Have $85 Billion Laying Around in Their Rooms'

Conservatives on the hill are not happy with the rushed debt deal that passed Congress Thursday. By a tally of 64-35, the 2-year agreement will raise the debt ceiling and raise spending caps to the tune of $85 billion. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that is unacceptable and a betrayal to American families.

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“What are the terms of this budget deal? Well, in short, what the House of Representatives has passed and what the senate is expected to pass shortly is a bill that adds $85 billion in spending increases…$85 billion in spending increases…$85 billion to our national debt…85 billion to your children and my children that they’re somehow expected to pay. I don’t know about your kids, but my girls don’t have $85 billion laying around in their rooms…”

An incensed Cruz praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a "very effective Democratic leader." 

Other small government conservatives like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) intended to filibuster the deal before it quickly passed the Senate. 

You can watch the Cruz's entire speech below.

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