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Not a good look, Ted Cruz: I Wouldn't Give Up My Paycheck

Cruz: I Wouldn't Give Up My Paycheck

After a 21-hour speech where he pledged to stop the upcoming Affordable Care Act or close the government trying, Senator Ted Cruz admitted during a Skype call to an Austin conference that he had not really considered what effect a shutdown would have on his own salary. After being pressed further, he conceded that he "had no intention" of giving up his paycheck if the federal government shuts down. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced Friday night that 1.4 million U.S. troops will be kept on the job but not paid if a shutdown occurs.

September 27, 2013 10:32 PM