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ICYMI: Rubio Joins Fox News Sunday

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream to discuss the illegal migration crisis and Ukraine. Watch the full interview on YouTube and Rumble. On how to resolve the border crisis: “The realistic path forward, if we want to end this...

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Next Week: Rubio Staff Hosts Mobile Office Hours

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) office will host in-person and virtual Mobile Office Hours next week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their respective local communities. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to one of...

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Rubio: Political Stunts Took Your Blues Away

Apr 8, 2015 | News

This weekend, the skies over Pensacola Beach were not filled with the usual roar of F/A-18 Hornets or Fat Albert’s four turboprops. There were considerably fewer people flocking to the white sand beaches from Fort Pickens to Via DeLuna. And Little Sabine Bay had fewer boats parked in its waters than in years past.

The Blues were grounded this weekend all because of a feckless decision made two years ago more than 900 miles away in Washington, D.C.

Two years ago, the so-called “sequester” was conceived by President Obama as part of the deal to raise the nation’s debt limit and allow the federal government to borrow and spend trillions more.

As painful as the canceling of the Blue Angels’ 2013 season has been for Pensacola, it is symbolic of a government that can’t prioritize its budgeting decisions, and the much deeper impacts being felt in communities throughout America.

It’s even more infuriating when you take into account how the Blue Angels figure in the grand scheme of our $3.8 trillion federal budget.

The Blue Angels’ operating budget for 2013 is around $40 million, and canceling their 2013 season saved around $28 million. That’s less than one percent of the total cuts made to the Navy’s operating budget for the 2013 fiscal year.

There’s little doubt these savings could have been found elsewhere.

For example, a Pentagon report recently released uncovered a massive, $34-million, 64,000 square foot building in Helmland province Afghanistan was built despite the fact that military commanders didn’t ask for it and objected to it being built.

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