Fox host corners Ted Cruz: ‘More people have jobs and health insurance under Obamacare’

“The fact checkers say you’re wrong,” Wallace started out.

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Fox News host Chris Wallace gave Ted Cruz a tough time this Sunday, cornering the candidate on his claim that Obamacare has cost the nation jobs.

“The fact checkers say you’re wrong,” Wallace started out. “Since that law went into effect, the unemployment rate fell from 9.9% to 5% as 13 million new jobs were created, and 16.3 million people who were previously uninsured now have coverage.”

Cruz responded why questioning the fact checkers.

“Fact checkers are not fair and impartial,” Cruz claimed. “They are liberal editorial journalists. And they have made it their mission to defend Obamacare.”

“Wait…” Wallace interrupted. “There’s certainly no question that more people have jobs and more people health insurance.”

“Yes, there is question,” Cruz asserted. “The fact is from 2008 to today, we’ve seen economic growth of 1.2% on average.”

At Wallace pressed on, Cruz became visibly irritated.

“Chris, don’t interrupt me,” he snapped.

“But that’s changing the subject,” Wallace shot back.

Watch the exchange in the video below, via Raw Story:

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  1. Richard

    January 31, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I find Cruz pretending to care about single parents quite sickening. In fact I find Cruz pretending to care about anybody except his wealthy friends quite sickening. Shortened version, Cruz is a horrible man, and makes me feel distinctly queasy.

  2. oldsalt1942

    January 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Every time this twatwaffle lies as blatantly as this the moderators should punch him in the throat!

  3. Independent voter with a brain

    January 31, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    With no viable plan for any type of real leadership, Cruz does the politician thing and start throwing up false negatives and never offers any real solutions for any financial problems in this country.

  4. Rich

    January 31, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    So rather than call names based on an obvious hatred for a man you know nothing about, let’s think about what Obamacare HAS done. Nobody can argue that Obamacare HAS raised the cost of insurance for every working person. Nobody can argue that Obamacare has caused healthcare facilities to go out of business. Nobody can argue that Obamacare has even increased the cost of medical care. So.. thinking about these things, how could you possibly think that Obamacare is the cause of any job creation?

  5. lambutts

    February 1, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Now a Republican is blaming Obama for the elite being eliter? what the

  6. jomotro

    February 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Chris Wallace using fake stats to make cruz look bad. The real world knows Ted was right because we live it

  7. Elise

    February 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Ted? Is that you?!

  8. J Daff

    February 11, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Then how come the unemployment rate keeps FALLING and the # of people WITH insurance is UP due to the ACA?

  9. Cruzin for a bruzin

    February 12, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Ted is good at playing the shell game.

  10. sarah allendale

    February 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Good question, J Daff. Brilliant President Obama is amazing.

  11. sarah allendale

    February 14, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Where are my posts?

  12. fishmen

    February 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Unemployment is not 5%, we lost over 12 million people to the job force, Obama says he created 14 million jobs, but we should of had 21 million to stay up to all the kids out of school the last 7 years. 5% U3 unemployment is a farce, if we used the formula, Clinton and bush used unemployment would be 10%, and if you want real unemployment figures and use the formula under JIMMY CARTER unemployment is around 19%, we have over 90 million people between the ages of 18 and 65 that are NOT WORKING, for what ever reason, our government is corrupt and changes formulas to suite the media!

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