Cruz, Paul, and Rubio -- Time to Lead

Senate Republicans think they have push through a budget that does not manage spending, funds Obamacare, and contemplates the Obamacare tax increases.

In fact, the budget does nothing to change the direction of the country.

[mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ], [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’P000603′ ], and [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] are all running for President of the United States, even though Cruz is the only one to publicly announce so far. Republicans in Washington have been leaderless and rudderless since 2008. They have failed to paint a vision of a better America. They’ve been tacticians, not strategists. They’ve managed decline instead of worked for a resurgent nation.

It is time for Cruz, Paul, and Rubio to show us what sort of leaders they would be. Will they vote for a bloated budget hiding behind “increased defense spending” or will they oppose it because it continues to cripple our economy, hurt Americans suffering under the burdens of Obamacare, and grows the size and scope of the federal government.

This budget vote will be one of the first data points in how they’d lead. It will be one of the first data points in whether their actions match their rhetoric.

They should choose carefully.