Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a video on the dangers of “democratic socialism” and how it is incompatible with American values.
A broadcast quality video can be found here.
A full transcript is below:
“Democratic socialism is quickly becoming a trendy phrase in American politics. But why has it become so popular among some? Because it allows the radical left to ignore the incredibly destructive history of socialism.
The promises are very familiar: a universal basic income, free college, government-run healthcare, a guaranteed government job for everyone.
There’s just one problem: democratic socialism is incompatible with our American values.
Democratic socialism hasn’t worked anywhere in the world and in fact there are people living in America today who came here because democratic socialism destroyed the economies of their countries.
There’s no doubt that our public policies must change to better reflect our values of dignified work, strong families, and thriving communities. But democratic socialism — that will never be the answer.”