From: CS Monitor
by Will Weissert, Associated Press
Thanks to Texas’ new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job, at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.
“Without Ted Cruz this doesn’t happen,” said Huls, a NASA systems engineer who was among roughly 3,000 federal employees furloughed from Houston’s Johnson Space Center after tea party Republicans triggered the partial government shutdown.
“This is something Americans have to get used to,” Huls said. “Even if it affects your livelihood, you’ve got to stand up.”
Perhaps more than anywhere else, Texas embodies the factors behind the shutdown: big government and the rebellion against it.