Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Ted Cruz Bankster Connection

As a follow up to Chris Rossini's commentary on Ted Cruz, the Cruz bankster connection should be kept in mind.

The Claremont McKenna, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, where Cruz's wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, is on the Board of Advisors, provides these interesting nuggets as part of her bio:
Cruz, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in economics and international relations from CMC in 1994, is a vice president in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs, Texas. She and her two partners work with clients to implement high net worth portfolios across a range of investments and asset classes, including complex derivatives products, private equity, hedge funds, single stock risk management, U.S. and international equities, and fixed income.

Ms. Cruz began her career as an investment banker with JPMorgan in New York, focusing on international structured finance and subsequently on Latin America mergers and acquisitions.

In 2000, she served on the Bush 2000 Campaign in Austin as one of President George W. Bush's three economic advisors. She also served in the Administration as the economic director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council at the White House, advising the President and then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. She also is a former director at the U.S. Treasury Department and was special policy assistant to Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, then Chief U.S. international trade negotiator.

In addition to her private-sector work, Heidi served on the Board of Directors of Living Water International, dedicated to providing clean water and sanitation equipment in the developing world. Her publications include the book chapter, "Expanding Opportunity Through Free Trade," in Thank You, President Bush[...]

She also is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


  1. Didn't Ron Paul endorse Cruz? Kind of weird that he would, given some of Cruz's recent statements.

    1. Ron Paul's a good guy.
      Unfortunately, his big weakness is his trust in people that seem superficially on his side.

      See also: Justin "I refuse to take taxes off the table" Amash.
      See also: Kerry "I'm not a Ron Paul man, I'm a Reagan man" Bentivolio.

      Let's not even mention Jesse Benton, John Tate and Doug Wead.

    2. Last interview with Dr. Ron Paul, when asked whether or not he [Paul] 'supports' Ted Cruz, Paul responded that Sen. Cruz "hasn't been around long enough to know". This was during this current partial shutdown. If you know of an endorsement, then please give a link. I follow Paul, so I would love to know of such an endorsement... thanks!

  2. Ron Paul is perhaps, to put it simply, too nice.

    For example, there were some backstage footage after some republican debates were he had the usual strong, if not heated disagreements, and he was still "hanging out" and pleasant with everyone.

    I thought he was probably too naive or trusting and maybe too removed with regards to his campaign as well.

    See for another example, Brit Hume's comments here at 5:50:

    "I've known him for a long time. He's a *very* nice man... thoughtful.." etc. this despite Brit's own "Ron Paul has about as much of a chance as Ru Paul" in the past, some barbs when he hosted the debates, not seeing eye to eye, etc.

  3. It's very sad that so many have fallen for the "good guy" production of theater knows as Ron Paul...and for that matter, Rand Paul to.

    Rep. Ron Paul appears to have been paid twice for flights between Washington, D.C., and his Congressional district, receiving reimbursement from taxpayers and also from a network of political and nonprofit organizations he controlled, according to public records and documents obtained by Roll Call.

    Roll Call identified eight flights for which the Texas Republican, a GOP presidential candidate and leading champion of smaller government, was reimbursed twice for the same trip. Roll Call also found dozens more instances of duplicate payments for travel from 1999 to 2009, totaling thousands of dollars' worth of excess payments, but the evidence in those cases is not as complete.

    Search: "Records Show Ron Paul Trips Paid Twice"

    Search: Campaign Funds Become ‘A Family Affair’

    Ron Paul used campaign funds to pay salaries and fees to more members of his own family than any other lawmaker in the House.

    (Washington Times 3/25/12)

    Search: "Rand Paul Tries to Have Abby Martin Fired From RT For Daring to Ask a Question"