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WTAS: Rubio’s Retirement Security Reforms

May 16, 2014 | Press Releases

National Review: “Rubio’s Right on Social Security” (The Editors, “Rubio’s Right on Social Security,” National Review, 5/15/2014)

    • National Review: “The funny thing about third rails in politics is that there are many of them. Senator Marco Rubio seized two important ones on Tuesday. If the quality of his ideas this week are any indication, we believe he’ll live to do so again.” (The Editors, “Rubio’s Right on Social Security,” National Review, 5/15/2014)

    • National Review: “Undergirding these ideas is a positive conservative vision for Social Security.” (The Editors, “Rubio’s Right on Social Security,” National Review, 5/15/2014)

    • National Review: “If Democrats just want to preserve Social Security as is without the kind of changes Rubio has proposed, it will soon mean ruinous new taxes, or less spending on proper federal priorities just to feed the welfare state. Which typifies much of the domestic-policy thinking of American liberals: defensive, myopic, and uncreative. Marco Rubio’s conservatism is just the opposite.” (The Editors, “Rubio’s Right on Social Security,” National Review, 5/15/2014)

American Enterprise Institute’s James Pethokoukis: “Rubio offers smart, pro-growth reform to strengthen retirement security” (James Pethokoukis, “Rubio offers smart, pro-growth reform to strengthen retirement security,” AEI, 5/14/2014)

    • Pethokoukis: “US Senator Marco Rubio is trying to modernize the creaky Republican policy agenda.” (James Pethokoukis, “Rubio offers smart, pro-growth reform to strengthen retirement security,” AEI, 5/14/2014)

    • Pethokoukis: “Directionally and substantively, Rubio’s new retirement proposal, which he outlined Tuesday at the National Press Club, seems a solid step forward…” (James Pethokoukis, “Rubio offers smart, pro-growth reform to strengthen retirement security,” AEI, 5/14/2014)

    • Pethokoukis: “Rubio’s fresh ideas would strengthen the safety net for lower-income folks and the self-employed, while also promoting economic growth by increasing savings and labor force participation.” (James Pethokoukis, “Rubio offers smart, pro-growth reform to strengthen retirement security,” AEI, 5/14/2014)

    • Pethokoukis: “Indeed, he deserves credit for even tackling meaningful Social Security reform given its ‘third rail’ status.” (James Pethokoukis, “Rubio offers smart, pro-growth reform to strengthen retirement security,” AEI, 5/14/2014)

National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru: “[T]hese all strike me as good ideas.” (Ramesh Ponnuru, “Rubio and Retirement,” National Review, 5/14/2014)

National Review’s Reihan Salam: “Rubio’s Social Security Reform Makes a Lot of Sense” (Reihan Salam, “Rubio’s Social Security Reform Makes a Lot of Sense,” National Review, 5/14/2014)

    • Salam: “Over the last few months, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been releasing a series of domestic policy proposals, the most recent of which is the best yet.” (Reihan Salam, “Rubio’s Social Security Reform Makes a Lot of Sense,” National Review, 5/14/2014)

    • Salam: “Rubio has now offered a proposal that ought to serve as a model for conservative policy innovation.” (Reihan Salam, “Rubio’s Social Security Reform Makes a Lot of Sense,” National Review, 5/14/2014)

    • Salam: “Rubio doesn’t just make the case for extending Social Security’s lifespan. He also makes the case for modernizing the program to better meet the needs of retirees. (Reihan Salam, “Rubio’s Social Security Reform Makes a Lot of Sense,” National Review, 5/14/2014)

    • Salam: “[H]is proposal is truly excellent, and I hope that other conservative lawmakers learn from it.” (Reihan Salam, “Rubio’s Social Security Reform Makes a Lot of Sense,” National Review, 5/14/2014)

Commentary Magazine’s Peter Wehner: “For the last several years the right has been very clear about what government should not be doing, or should be doing much less of. But it has not had nearly enough to say about just what government should do: what intellectually serious reforms it needs to make to improve the lives of (in particular) middle-class Americans. That’s changing, thanks in good measure to people like Marco Rubio.” (Peter Wehner, “Rubio and the Modernization of the GOP,” Commentary Magazine, 5/14/2014)

    • Wehner: “There are several notable things about Senator Rubio’s speech… The first is the educative quality of the address, laying out the case for reform in a calm, reasonable, and empirical way. The second is an admirable candor.” (Peter Wehner, “Rubio and the Modernization of the GOP,” Commentary Magazine, 5/14/2014)

    • Wehner: “What Senator Rubio is doing, then, is putting the Republican Party on the side of modernization and reform in contrast to reactionary liberalism, which is sclerotic and brittle, out of ideas and out of energy. This is precisely what needs to happen if the GOP hopes to become the majority party in America. Senator Rubio–energetic, engaging, interested in ideas, and cheerful rather than resentful–is among the most persuasive advocates for his party.” (Peter Wehner, “Rubio and the Modernization of the GOP,” Commentary Magazine, 5/14/2014)

South Florida Sun Sentinel: “The provocative proposals, which he warned would be turned against him by political opponents, have special relevance to Florida, home to the nation’s largest share of retirees.” (William E. Gibson, “Rubio proposes raising retirement age, changing payroll tax,” Sun-Sentinel, 5/13/2014)

Washington Examiner: “Marco Rubio grabs the ‘third rail’ of entitlement reform” (Joel Gehrke, “Marco Rubio grabs the ‘third rail’ of entitlement reform,” Washington Examiner, 5/13/2014)

USA Today: “[Rubio’s] speech offered his clearest policy prescriptives yet on how to shore up the safety net for future generations.” (Susan Davis, “Marco Rubio embraces Paul Ryan’s Medicare overhaul,” USA Today, 5/13/2014)