Ted Cruz Engages an Angry Iowa Farmer and Wins a Supporter

Corn Field, Ethanol
Corn Field, Ethanol

On a recent stop along the Iowa campaign trail Senator Cruz was confronted by an Iowa farmer who was angry that Cruz was fighting to end the ethanol subsidies. Senator Cruz allowed the man to speak his mind, giving him as much time as he needed to argue his point, express his concerns, and release the emotion that he was feeling.

Then Senator Cruz began to explain, gently and winsomely, why he was against all federal subsidies (not just ethanol, but all of them). He explained that from a conservative perspective the ethanol subsidies were actually hurting the American economy and the very Iowa farmers who had come to rely upon them.

Read the full article and see the video at EagleRising.

Photo credit Jakob Lawitzki

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