Rubio: More Government Breeds More Problems (+video)

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Responding to President Obama’s State of the Union address on behalf of the Republican Party, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tonight made the case that the president’s calls for government investments are misguided and potentially destructive.

While agreeing with the president on some issues and taking an optimistic tone for the future, Rubio sought to offer a conservative alternative to the president’s agenda, one which takes decision-making out of Washington.

Opportunity, Rubio said, “it isn’t bestowed on us from Washington. It comes from a vibrant free economy where people can risk their own money to open a business.”

In his address before a joint session of Congress, Mr. Obama told lawmakers, “We need to build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class for all who are willing to climb them.” The president laid out a series of actions Washington can take to revive the economy, including investments in the private sector. Rubio, however, charged tonight that Mr. Obama considers a free enterprise economy as “the cause of our problems.”

“His solution to virtually every problem we face is for Washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more,” Rubio said of the president. “And the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hardworking middle class taxpayers – that’s an old idea that’s failed every time it’s been tried. More government isn’t going to help you get ahead. It’s going to hold you back. More government isn’t going to create more opportunities. It’s going to limit them.”

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  • Homer

    I do NOT claim to know the agenda of the know it alls, BUT i do KNOW taht they intend to bring this nation down! This is by design! I also KNOW that Marco Rubio is NOT authorized tio run for president! his parents were born in Cuba! he may have been born in the U.S.A. but his parents are confirmed to NOT have been born here! We DO NOT need another foreigner in office! He may sound good but he is stilllllll not a U.S.A. citizen as required by the constitution w/two parents born in this nation!! The talk is one thing but the actions are another! The minute a politician decides to run they telllllll people what they want to hear and talk the nice, sweet, talk that makes people feel good and then when they get into office, the promises go out the window and they do what the hell they want! IT matters not what politicain we speak of…from Obama down to anyone you want! Obama is the worst…he only lies when he opens his mouth! IF I am wrong, prove that as such! give me more than one promise kept! He did make one promise he is keeping…he said” we will change this nation, fundamentally” that is NOT a change we need anyone to make; especially not a foreigner from Kenya and a Muslim!! The so-called “Elites” want this nation into the New One World order” and they want it in there now! This nation is the last nation standing! They want total compliance and integration into that order! IT will happen…soon! THAT IS: “The Agenda”!!

  • simpletony1

    Marco Rubio is not the answer. Doesn’t have the voice, his thoughts aren’t well connected, doesn’t have the presence of mind, couldn’t even wait to take a gulp of water…he could have at least done that more assertively. He’s weak. WE NEED A MAN STRONG ENOUGH TO NOT JUST CRITICIZE OBAMA THE ILLEGAL MUSLIM PRESIDENT, we need a man, a congress to ACT ON IT and get this rat out of office