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Oct 20 2011

Senator Rubio Opposes Another Government Stimulus Bill

Rubio Also Calls On Republicans And Democrats To Pass Ideas "We Can Agree On"

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio issued the following video statement regarding his opposition to another government stimulus bill:

“I support a real jobs plan.  I don’t think what we voted on today is a real jobs plan.  I think it’s another bailout of local governments.  I have firefighters and teachers in my family.  I have four teachers in my family, I have two firefighters in my family, and no one supports them or values them more than I do. 

“On the other hand, we have a federal government that’s running a massive debt.  We cannot afford to be bailing out local governments, and we can’t afford stimulus 2.0.  We can’t afford another stimulus program, which is what the President is proposing.

“What I think we need to do is sit down and identify ideas that are both in the Republican plan and the Democrat plan.  Let’s pass those things we can agree on because people are hurting and they desperately need us to something, real things, that will help create jobs right now.”

Broadcast quality versions of the video are available in English and Spanish.