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Heck of a job, Cruzzie!

Ted Cruz [1]So, what did all the crazy hostage-taking politics of the last few weeks produce? According to Standard and Poors, the answer is: $24 billion in lost economic activity [2]. For those of you keeping score, that’s a sum greater than the entire annual North Carolina General Fund budget.   

But, at least, the freak show wasn’t a total loss. The new leader of American conservatism, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, bragged in a media interview [3] that he had added two million names to the fundraising list for a right-wing PAC. 

(Photo source: http://thinkprogress.org/ [4].