Rubio: “Our goal, I believe, and this is a consensus now throughout this country, and I think it is something that actually unites both political parties, our goal needs to be to grow the economy.”
Senator Marco Rubio
U.S. Senate Floor Speech
July 11, 2012
Senator Marco Rubio: “Now what would happen if we did these six things? Let’s say that tomorrow, overnight, magically, these six things happen. We got real tax reform, real regulatory reform, we repealed and replaced Obamacare, we got a pro-American energy strategy, we expanded free and fair trade, and we had a plan in place that began to deal with the long-term debt in a serious and sustainable way. Let me tell you what would happen: explosive economic growth, primarily by the creation of jobs. And you know what more jobs means? It means, number one, more taxpayers. That means you can now generate revenue for government to pay for the kinds of stuff we all want government to do and you don’t have to raise tax rates to do that. It means you have more taxpayers who are now paying into the tax system that give you the revenue you need to bring the debt under control. Everything gets easier if the economy grows. The debt gets easier, our budgets get easier.”
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