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ICYMI: Sen. Rubio Talks About The Budget And Debt On "Fox & Friends"

Senator Rubio: The President’s Speech Set Us Back…

Senator Rubio: “Well, first of all, the President's plan is not a debt reduction plan. The President is basically saying he thinks instead of raising the debt over the next ten years by $12 trillion, we should only raise the debt by $8 trillion, so that's the first thing I would tell you. The other two things we learned from his speech is that everything that's wrong in America is George Bush’s fault, according to Barack Obama, and that the problem in our country is that people aren't paying enough in taxes. But the speech was not a real serious public policy effort. I actually think that it sets us back in terms of solving the problems that we're facing here in this country.”

Senator Rubio: Budget Deal Takes Us In The Wrong Direction…

Fox News’ Peter Johnson: “Will you vote against the budget deal?”

Senator Rubio: “Yeah. I think it takes us in the wrong direction and I’ll tell you why. I've only been here four months now, but that's just long enough to realize how deep this problem is. I don't know what's wrong with people around here, but this thing’s not going to solve itself. This is getting worse every day and we're running out of time. We're either going to solve this problem or we're not, and right now, we aren't doing anything to solve this problem. This budget deal that was cut doesn't help solve the problem.”

Senator Rubio: I Will Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood…

Senator Rubio: “First of all, no program can be untouched. This notion by some of my colleagues here that this program can't be touched and somehow it can’t be on the table is absurd. I don't care what they do. There’s no program in our budget that should be off the table in terms of looking at it and understanding whether it's justified or not. Second of all, we simply can't afford to continue fund things like this. We are adding $12 trillion to our debt over the next ten years. That's outrageous. I'm going to vote to defund it. Third, I have problems with what Planned Parenthood does and ultimately what the aim of their organization is. And it's not their stated aims, it's what they actually do.”