It appears Cruz wanted the government shut down and yet claims he wants to reduce the deficit. The government shut down hurt the economy which in turn hurts government revenues which in turn increases the deficit.
Cruz was willing to push the House to try to get them to go past the debt limit deadline. Any realistic person knows that failure by the government to pay any obligation would be seen as a default.
A default would raise borrowing costs and increase US deficits.
If you would actually care to discuss Ted Cruz instead of name calling we can discuss the 3 issues I listed above. Otherwise, you can keep proving you can't think for yourself.
First the shutdown showed the bloat and waste in so many agencies. What was it 90% of the EPA is non-essential?
Second the default crap was just another scare tactic from a dishonest and corrupt administration. And the media made sure it was pounded home.
Getting anything even close to the truth from Obama is a pipe dream.