Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dubious Rubio Against Both Less and More Budget Spending

Only someone as lightweight as Sen. Marco Rubio would hysterically contradict himself in his own press release on the bipartisan budget deal.

"Instead, this budget continues Washington’s irresponsible budgeting decisions by spending more money than the government takes in and placing additional financial burdens on everyday Americans," said Rubio, who has opposed every major budget deal.

“In the short run, this budget also cancels earlier spending reductions, instead of making some tough decisions about how to tackle our long-term fiscal challenges caused by runaway Washington spending. I voted against sequestration because of its effect on key programs, including the defense budget, but higher spending and more revenue are not the appropriate ways to address that problem."

Rubio claims he didn't support the sequestation because it cuts funding to essential programs. Rubio also states he won't support a budget deal that fixes the sequestration cuts. Exactly what kind of budget does Rubio support. Rubio could run to those media microphone he loves and offer his own budget proposal to the public. However, that is not something a political lightweight is likely to do.

Rubio recites his talking points about runaway spending. The deficit went down by 37 percent this year.

As far as military spending goes the United States spent more than the next ten countries with the highest defense spending combined. Rubio has provided no rational reason to be against the bipartisan budget deal.

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