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ICYMI: Rubio Joins Special Report

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Special Report with Bret Baier to discuss the impending government shutdown, the possibility of a Saudi-Israeli normalization deal, and the indictment of Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). See below for highlights and watch the full...

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ICYMI: Rubio Joins The Aaron Renn Show

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined The Aaron Renn Show to discuss Rubio’s Labor Day report on working (and non-working) men. See below for highlights and listen to the full interview here. On protecting American jobs and interests: “We made a series of economic...

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ICYMI: Rubio Debates Coons on China, Environment

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) debated Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) on China, global leadership, and environmental policy at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senate Project at George Washington University. “We have to shape a future that recognizes...

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The Tampa Tribune: In Pinellas speech, Rubio warns of nation’s debt woes

Feb 14, 2011 | News

ST. PETERSBURG – In his first Tampa Bay area appearance as a senator, Marco Rubio told a Republican crowd tonight that many Washington political leaders don’t understand the seriousness of the nation’s debt problems, which he said could lead to a crisis in “a couple of years.”

“The fundamental debate we are having in Washington today,” he said, is between “people who believe that government is the way you grow your economy and people who understand that the job of government is to make it easier for individuals to do that themselves.”

Rubio made his comments before a sellout crowd of about 550 local Republicans who paid $125 to $500 each to attend the Pinellas County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day dinner and a VIP reception, the party’s premier annual fundraising event.

He said government is borrowing 40 cents of every dollar it spends, which can’t continue. The danger, Rubio said, is that lenders will begin insisting on higher interest or will stop buying U.S. debt.

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