Jan 16 2014
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement after voting against the “omnibus” spending bill detailing $1.1 trillion in government spending over the next year:
“For Americans to achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their children, we need an economy that’s creating more middle class jobs and a government with less debt.
“This omnibus spending deal does a great job of letting Washington grow bigger, more in debt and more dysfunctional for another year, but it’s a terrible way to make the American Dream a reality for more Americans. It allows Washington to keep spending more money than it takes in, does nothing to encourage broad-based economic growth, nothing to save our retirement programs, and actually places more financial burdens on working class Americans.
“We should be having more routine, robust debates on the worthiness and appropriate funding level for individual programs, but this spending bill just lumps everything in and gives the American people an all-or-nothing choice — and that is unacceptable.”