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Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio (Republican, born May 28, 1971) has served as a U.S. Senator representing Florida since 2011. He is a Cuban American native of Miami. He previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and was a City Commissioner for West Miami. (Wikipedia)

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Rubio's positions on the issues:


Is it important to tax the rich more to reduce the wealth gap?

Rubio says: No.

From "My tax plan can be summed up in one word: simple. The core of my plan is to simplify the tax code and cut taxes dramatically. This plan will make America competitive on a global scale to encourage investment and innovation here at home. The result - better paying jobs for hard-working Americans."


How should we deal with illegal immigrants?

Rubio says: Allow them to become legal residents.

From Rubio's Senate website: "No undocumented immigrant is eligible to apply for temporary status until the border security and fencing plan is in place.... [Then] undocumented immigrants will be able to come forward, must submit to and pass background checks, be fingerprinted, pay $2,000 in fines, pay taxes, prove gainful employment, prove they've had a physical presence in the U.S. since before 2012 and going to the back of the line, among other criteria."

The Deficit

Should the government be allowed to borrow more money even though it is already in debt?

Rubio says: No.

From "Our $18.1 trillion debt is not just a problem for government; it is a problem for the American people.... [Rubio will] [f]ight for a Balanced Budget Amendment and force Washington to live within its means without raising taxes[.]"

Health Care

How should the government ensure that Americans receive health care?

Rubio says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From Rubio's Op-Ed on Fox News: "After the downfall of ObamaCare - which I believe has been inevitable from the beginning, but may be precipitated by the Supreme Court decision later this year - [my plan] will restore our people's access to quality care."

Gun Control

What should be done to prevent more mass shootings in America?

Rubio says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From "I've always believed that the Second Amendment is about much more than the right to bear arms. At its core, the Second Amendment is about the American Dream. The American Dream means having the opportunity to achieve happiness, which is possible, first and foremost, when you can start and raise a family in a home that is stable, safe and secure."

Criminal Justice

Is police brutality against African Americans a problem?

Rubio says: Yes.

From Breitbart: ""It is a fact that in the African-American community around this country there has been, for a number of years now, a growing resentment toward the way law enforcement and the criminal justice system interacts with the community. It is particularly endemic among young African-American males - that in some communities in this country have a much higher chance of interacting with criminal justice than higher education. We do need to face this. It is a serious problem in this country.""


Should the government do more to prevent climate change due to burning of oil and gas?

Rubio says: No.

From CBS News: "Humans are not responsible for climate change in the way some of these people out there are trying to make us believe, for the following reason: I believe the climate is changing because there's never been a moment where the climate is not changing. The question is, what percentage of that... is due to human activity? If we do the things they want us to do, cap-and-trade, you name it, how much will that change the pace of climate change versus how much will that cost to our economy?"

Gay Marriage

Gay marriage should

Rubio says: Be left to the states to decide.

From Bloomberg: "Rubio said that proponents of same-sex marriage should have gone to state legislatures, not the courts. "I disagree with the [Supreme Court] decision [upholding gay marriage] on constitutional grounds," he said, adding: "Irrespective of how one may feel about the definition of marriage, we're still all Americans.""


How should America fight ISIS?

Rubio says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From "On the military front [to fight ISIS], Marco will... [e]xpand airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, deploying forward air controllers to call in air support; [and] [e]mbed U.S. Special Operations Forces at the battalion level to assist Iraqi and other local forces..."


How should America respond to Russian aggression?

Rubio says: Push back, even if it risks war.

From "The last few years' events in Ukraine, Russia, and elsewhere prove we are barreling toward a second Cold War. As the Obama-Clinton record has shown, the longer we wait to stand strong against Putin's Russia, the higher the price of our inaction will be. Strong American leadership is the only force capable of ensuring that peace and security once again prevail."

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