Ted Cruz’s Wife Complains About His $174,000 Taxpayer Funded Salary

Heidi Cruz lamented the fact that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TZ) is only making $174,000 a year as a US Senator, and that she has to be the family’s primary breadwinner.

The Atlantic profiled Heidi Cruz:

Another term in the Senate means six more years her husband won’t live at home. It means more family conversations about why Dad can’t make it to school on Wednesday for the meet and greet with Caroline’s new teachers. It means Heidi is working 70-hour weeks not only because she wants to, but also because she has to.

“I really feel mission-driven on what he’s accomplishing,” she clarified. But “it does take some supportiveness, you know. Six to seven years in it, with me being the primary breadwinner—it’s like, ‘Uh, yeah, this is when people say thank you. I’ll now take that appreciation.’” She laughed. “Yeah, we’re seven years into this, and we’re not buying a second home anytime soon.”

Oh, the sacrifice, the six-figure salary, the fame, the great benefits, and the incredible pension all at the expense of taxpayers.

No one forced the Cruz’s into public life. If Heidi Cruz wants her husband to make more money and be home more, there is an easy way for voters to make that happen. Most people in this country don’t make $174,000 a year. Most Americans are struggling with rising prices and paychecks that don’t go as far.

Most Americans don’t have access to the fabulous healthcare that US Senators and their families get.

Heidi Cruz has spoken. It is up to voters in Texas to act with their hearts and give Heidi and her family what they want.

Send Ted Cruz home by voting for Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke for Senate.

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