"Yesterday, Ted Cruz sent a campaign fundraising email whining about the “significant sacrifice” he’s made to run for President. He whined about facing constant attacks, nonexistent family time, his limited health and sleep, and having no personal time.
Are you kidding me? We’re supposed to pity him because trying to be the leader of the free world is hard?! I’ve got two words for you, Ted: Boo hoo.
Know whose health is limited? Workers with no paid leave who can't stay at home when they fall ill or have to care for sick kids. Know whose sleep is limited? Working parents who do everything they can to save money but stay up at night worrying about how do get their kids through college without getting crushed by debt. Know who gets no personal time? People who work two minimum wage jobs to support their families. Know who gets no family time? Moms with unfair schedules who drop their kids off at daycare and drive halfway across town only to find their work hours have been cancelled.
And Ted Cruz? He opposes mandatory paid family and medical leave and calls it "free stuff." He voted against student loan refinancing. He's says the minimum wage is "bad policy" and he's done nothing to try and help workers struggling with unfair work schedules.
And know who’s facing constant attacks, Ted? Hardworking American immigrants, Muslims, LGBT folks, women. They're facing the GOP's constant attacks. They're facing YOUR constant attacks.
Working people are working more and getting paid less. They can't save. Some face mistreatment and discrimination. They can't take time off work for illnesses or to spend time with family. But they don't whine. They don't throw tantrums or try to shut down their workplace because they don't get their way -- and then turn around and demand promotions.
Senator Cruz -- you chose to run for President. Working people don't get a choice. Maybe you should spend less time complaining about your "significant sacrifices" -- and more time trying to do something about theirs."