Water break gains attention as Rubio urges Obama to avoid tax and spending increases

  • Article by: KEN THOMAS , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 13, 2013 - 8:17 AM
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orpheus90Feb. 12, 1311:03 PM

I listened to roughly 3 minutes of Rubio and that was all I could take of the mendacity. Actually, let me re-phrase: re-fried and molded-over mendacity. Talk about a speech that sounded like it had been left in the back of the fridge for too long. Rubio did nothing but spout the same rancid, left-over political mottoes and bumper stickers slogans that Republicans couldn't sell 4 years ago. Did Rubio really believe he could recycle the Big Lie that the '08 economic melt-down was due to government regulation? It not simply that it's blatantly false, but rather that the shelf life on that squalid bit of fibbery expired years ago! Face it, Republicans, if you're going to peddle red herring, you'll need to find some fresh bait, 'cause this stuff went putrid long ago and you're just pretending it doesn't stink. Cripes, when the party of deception and deceit can't even find a fresh lie, one has to conclude the republicans really are in deep trouble.

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jcinmnFeb. 12, 1311:14 PM

Pity the GOP, once again upstaged by POTUS. Nowhere in his speech did he talk about raising taxes but Rubio anticipated that he would and wrote his speech accordingly. Similar to the lame speech by the Gov. of LA. in 2011.

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azrielaFeb. 12, 1311:27 PM

It is not a free market society when there are corporations out there that are so subsidized by tax breaks and tax incentives that they not only do not pay taxes on their profits, but receive refunds. In a free market, the product the companies produce would stand on it's own merit and not need subsidies to make a profit.

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divineleftFeb. 13, 13 1:13 AM

The Age of Reagan is over. It crashed and burned under Bush, Jr. The tax cuts for the rich failed to do as promised. Now there needs to be clawback of what was handed to the wealthy on the assumption of trickle down economics. The inequality of wealth that has increased over the last 30 years needs to be rolled back. Once it is back at 1980 levels, we can talk about whether that's enough. Sorry, Rubio .... and by the way, he seems too mousey to be presidential material.

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vikings1Feb. 13, 13 6:09 AM

Rubio must not have attended or listened to Obamas speech because most of his rebuttal was against things Obama didn't say. Another swing and a miss by the GOP!

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windigolakeFeb. 13, 13 6:32 AM

If Rubio is the best hope for the GOP it's only because he is just slightly better than Jindal. But that's a pretty low bar. Rubio won't attract Hispanic, gay or women's votes because his party is so anti-minority, anti-gay and anti-women. The young know that the GOP doesn't care about education or the environment. The Republican party's base is dying off while the Democratic party's base is expanding. The handwriting is on the wall.

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jrn56Feb. 13, 13 7:30 AM

Obama made sense and the rebuttals sounded more like campaign speeches.

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lawstarFeb. 13, 13 7:38 AM

Voters want flash not substance. It is not fair to say that Rubio will not attract the youth vote, or Hispanics, or women. Put him on the dais next to Hilary and he looks pretty good; youth versus age. And he is not a subject to personal attack as was Romney. So I would not count him out.

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liberty13Feb. 13, 13 7:45 AM

It’s disappointing to see that freedom to so many means taking the fruit of another person's labor. The democrats were the masters of that in the 1800s and now they've simply perfected another means. I wonder when read this blog what produces such venom? Envy, jealousy? All I heard last night was how government can fix everything. Growing up poor taught me one thing, get both feet on the floor in the morning and get out and work. ...and I've never spent a day worrying about what someone else has that I don't. Very sad, sad presidential understanding of what makes America great. You see the results in the dying inner cities of this country. All victims of someone else but in reality, there's no family or work ethic. Talk, talk, talk, whine, point fingers... ...but never actually say; you what should be said; get up, go sweep a floor, stay sober. Go do that math on who's being tax for what. You soon figure out, it doesn't matter which tax bracket you're in; that monster in Washington and in our state will be fed.

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EleanoreFeb. 13, 13 8:10 AM

This is not the face of progress, but the face of the same old same old problems we are beset by today. Hopefully someone will shift focus from corporatism to constitutional republic again and get this country and people back on course.

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