Fight for Florida: How president's remarks impact the race
Sen. Marco Rubio weighs in
- Duration 6:35
- Date Jul 19, 2012
Sen. Marco Rubio weighs in
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Thank you Peter the president taking a lot of heat for suggesting that small business.
Should partially thank the government for their success.
So how are the swing states hit hard by the recession taking that news Florida senator Marco Rubio.
Joins us live from Washington DC senator good Mauritania.
The morning okay so a couple of days ago the president talking about -- you know business people who have been successful and he said you didn't build that.
Everywhere I have gone over the last four or five days people -- said.
Can you believe he said that and I got friends who voted for President Obama and our independence isn't.
What was he thinking.
-- is gonna do for Florida.
-- -- was being honest about what he feels I mean that's and then and that's what we've been saying all along he's not a believer in the American free enterprise system.
They'll never admit that because the American people support the American free enterprise system.
So they have to dress it up with something else but the fundamental fact is that this president believes that its core and as always believed.
That the way the economy grows as when he and government have more power.
To take money and and re distributed into the economy they've always believe you remember back in 2008 he said that on the campaign trail.
Andy's saying it again now this is fundamentally what he believes.
And I think it's the room a reminder to voters in my state and Florida but across the country.
What a dramatic choice they have here in November between two very different views of our future.
One where the president and the government is in charge of our economy and the other where we the people of the country are in charge of the economy.
We got a glimpse of of some of that feeling I think with the Joe The Plumber comment -- spread the wealth in the -- -- before the 2008 election obviously Barack Obama was still elected.
But maybe people pay attention to this a little bit more so because they've also been having to three and a half years of the presidency and seen other examples.
Maybe -- also listen to Jay Carney his spokesperson.
Try to respond to the question about.
What does the jobs council not had a meeting since January 17.
Right on the -- powerful.
Reports say haven't met formally her publicly for six months and why exactly did.
But the president.
-- and receives.
Input and advice from members of his jobs council and others from about economic initiatives.
All the time so there's no reason they haven't happened.
Specific reason except the president's obviously got a lot on his plate.
Senator how do you respond to that -- well first of all this is typical he did this also with a debt and deficit he appoints a group of people and -- -- -- come back of the recommendations he doesn't like.
He ignores what they came up -- and in fact campaigns against many of these things like for example.
The so called territorial tax system these are recommendations from job creators and people that are out in the business world -- told them look.
The way the economy grows is -- people who have made money take that money and use it to start a new business are growing existing business.
But isn't wanna hear that -- ideologically that's not what he believes -- so he ignores the recommendations and moves on.
And outsourcing -- week.
I think what the jobs council people that were appointed by the president you even think that very advice might be counter to what he believes and that's why he hasn't had a meeting.
Oh absolutely we know that for a fact I mean you look at some of the recommendations that have been made of some of the public statements from some of those members it's very clear that many of them clearly understand.
But the biggest impediments to growth in America today in addition to all the uncertainty about our tax code -- -- is run away regulations -- complicated tax code.
And the fact that we're making it harder and discouraging people from -- from investing money in America's future.
And I and I can tell you that that the president doesn't want to hear that's I think that's why they -- and move on with their campaign speeches -- you've heard Jay Carney Scott on his plate of course have plates and fund raiser but I digress.
Let's talk a little bit senator about.
What your colleague from across the aisle senator patty -- Though Washington was talking about a couple of days ago.
She made it very clear that the Democrats are ready to let the bush era tax cuts expire altogether they're not -- -- around this time.
Listen to the senator from was from the great state.
Since we can't -- good deal.
-- balanced deal that calls on the wealthy to pay their fair share.
Then I will absolutely continue this debate in the 2013.
Rather than -- in a long term deal this year that throws middle class families under the bus.
You know a lot of people have heard there's were coming to a fiscal cliff or tax them again and stuff like that I don't think they realize it shortly after the election.
There is there is a real judgment day coming for Washington DC.
What is the -- judgment -- come for the American economy.
Think what's gonna happen here very soon as you're gonna see a number of taxes increased dramatically.
But you're gonna start to feel the effects of -- already businesses are you planning for next year so you're gonna start to see the layoff notices are gonna start to see businesses deciding.
Not to invest next during the growing their business etc.
You're starting to see that already people are already starting to feel the pain of this reality.
But look that's speech on earlier this week number one and misstated the republicans' position on this issue.
The second thing and ignores is a study that just came out yesterday that said very clearly that -- the Democrats plan to raise taxes on America.
Millions of -- small businesses are gonna be imperiled and has 700000.
Jobs could be lost.
Not to mention all the businesses that aren't gonna start up and all the jobs that aren't going to be created -- is a very real problem and needs to be addressed and senator its interest in how you don't hear that story on any.
Real outlets in the mainstream media do you.
Well unfortunately I think some folks don't want to ignore that part of the argument to keep talking about tax on the rich because the polls while that sounds.
You know like what the Democrats want to push but the reality is that we know now for a fact that what it does is it takes money out of the economy.
Puts it into the hands of government this is money that now cannot be reinvested in starting new businesses.
Or growing existing businesses and that's why that study came out this week saying 700000 jobs will be lost if the Democrats tax increase goes through.
All right senator before we let you go we have to go to your favorite topic I know don't say oh my gosh I can't clinic and assets and technical.
But the Fox News -- in recent months they asked people who would be the pick for Romney's running mate among Republicans.
Well Condoleezza Rice was first at 30% and you answer were second at 19%.
While I guess and I just stopped talking about the whole process a few months ago I know this for a fact though Mitt Romney is gonna make a great choice and a great selection.
He's always make good decisions.
That's the number one qualification of a president by the way and he'll make a good decision on this issue as well right Marco Rubio joining us from Capitol Hill today sir -- your much every day.