Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ten Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

Robert Reich. (photo: Perian Flaherty)
Robert Reich. (photo: Perian Flaherty)

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Facebook Page
06 February 16
en things you should know about Marco Rubio:
  1. He says everyone should own a gun to protect themselves from criminals and terrorists, and would shut down "any place where radicals are being inspired."

  2. He denies human beings are responsible for climate change.

  3. His tax plan gives the top 1 percent over $200,000 in tax cuts per year, and would completely eliminate taxes on capital gains. That’s more than Jeb Bush’s proposed tax cuts for the rich, and about on par with Donald Trump’s.

  4. He wants to freeze federal spending at 2008 levels for everything except defense.

  5. He wants a permanent U.S. presence in Iraq, and would end the nuclear deal with Iran.

  6. He wants to repeal Obamacare.

  7. We have no way to know where he is on immigration because he’s flip-flopped -- first working on legislation to regularize citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and now firmly anti-legalization.

  8. He’s fibbed about his personal history – saying his parents were Cuban exiles although they left Cuba before the revolution.

  9. He’s been careless with official money. When serving in the Florida House he charged personal expenses (including a $130 haircut) to a Republican Party credit card intended for official use.

  10. And although elected to the Senate as a Tea Party favorite, he’s now the establishment’s favorite Republican. Among his top donors are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer – along with Koch Industries.
What do you think?
+61 # Jayceecool 2016-02-06 10:13
Just another typical Republican hypocrite...
+1 # bmiluski 2016-02-06 13:17
Amen to that jaycee.......
+40 # tedrey 2016-02-06 10:36
There are ignorant, prejudiced, and covetous people in every society and they need representation too. The Republican party is, among other things, a way to segregate a large number of these people under one tent.

Compared to Cruz, though, Rubio is a mere puppy.
+24 # vilstef 2016-02-06 10:57
Welcome to the Big Segregated GOP tent!
+40 # chemtex2611 2016-02-06 10:38
and would shut down "any place where radicals are being inspired."

I assume that would include the Texas Governor's Office and the Texas Legislature. That would be a great help to Texas women and Hispanics and school children.

Has he offered any details on how he is going to accomplish the closing down part?
+31 # vilstef 2016-02-06 10:56
Like all the Republican wannabes, he's made sweeping statements like this that are short on details, unconstitutiona l and show a lack of grounding knowledge of what the President can and can't do.

Judging from statements like this, I'd say most if not all of the Republicans failed high school civics.
-3 # futhark 2016-02-06 12:23
He's announcing that his campaign headquarters are soon to be closed and his campaign is going to be aborted.
+1 # bmiluski 2016-02-06 13:18
+59 # Emmanuel Goldstein 2016-02-06 10:41
He's also:

11. Opposed to accepting any refugees from the Middle East, even though the US bears major responsibility for the crisis.

12. Opposed to abortion rights even in the case of a girl being impregnated by a rapist.

13. Opposed to increasing the minimum wage.

14. Opposed to workers' right to collective bargaining -- a human right.

15. Opposed to equal rights for gays, lesbians, transsexuals, etc.

16. In favor of secret mass surveillance by the NSA and other government agencies.

17. A pimp for the sugar industry, the leading cause of obesity in this country.

Yeah, just the sort of man we need in the White House -- NOT!

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