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ICYMI: Rubio Discusses ObamaCare’s Threat To American Dream On FOX News Sunday

Oct 20, 2013 | Press Releases

Rubio: “We can restore what was the American Dream, but we can’t if we leave all of these issues unaddressed.”


Interview on “FOX News Sunday”
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
October 20, 2013
VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/9BtZDTe1oOc

Senator Marco Rubio: “Well, let me be clear, I never was in favor of shutting down the government. I was never in favor of defunding the government. I was in favor of funding the government fully, voted to fund the government fully, made efforts to fund the government fully. The only thing I didn’t want to see us waste any more money on is ObamaCare, which has proven to be a disaster. We’re already seeing these exchanges, the sign up on the exchanges, which was supposed to be the easy part of this endeavor, has turned into a fiasco that the administration is struggling with. Why would we waste a penny more on that? And I think what is important to remember here, is what’s at stake. The American Dream is under assault. People every single day who are stuck in jobs that don’t pay enough to live off of or people that haven’t been able to find a job in months. And this growing sense in this country that this is the new normal. We can’t accept that. This can’t be the new normal. We can restore what was the American Dream, but we can’t if we leave all of these issues unaddressed.”

Rubio: “You know, they need to get seven million people on this thing. At the rate they’re going, even by their own numbers, it’s not going to get there. Of course, many of these people that have filled this out certainly made mistakes, some won’t qualify. Beyond that, there is a lot of work to be done in terms of getting people on there, and there is no mechanism for them to be able to do that. And let me tell you why that’s concerning, if enough people don’t sign up for this program, of a certain background in terms of health and so forth, the premiums on this program are going to become unaffordable. It gets into the sort of death spiral where the premiums keep going up, and then the whole program collapses. And that’s the direction that we’re headed in. And again, I think the point that I wanted to make was, in the 21st century, setting up a website where people can go on and buy something is not that complicated. People do this every single day. The inability of the federal government to set up a website where people can go on and buy something like health insurance does not bode well for the much more complicated elements of this law that are yet to be rolled out.”