Marco Rubio Refuses to Compromise, Will Vote "No" on Debt Ceiling

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Let's put it in perspective. The left is pretty much aghast today that President Obama has rolled over for a compromise in the debt ceiling debate that gives in to a staggering number of Republican demands. Paul Krugman is curled up in a ball somewhere whimpering about "economic disaster." Daily Kos commentators have their middle fingers firmly in the air. Even anonymous senate Democrats are acknowledging that the President bent over and took it.

And yet, after all the concessions, Florida Senator Marco Rubio refuses to join others in the sphere of political reality and plans to vote "no" on the compromise bill.

Even Tea Party poster boy Allen West is planning on voting for the thing. Yet, despite the fact that it includes no new taxes and forces a vote on a balanced budget amendment, Rubio's office has indicated he will not vote for a compromise.

Rubio addressed the Senate on Saturday in a fiery speech in which he went toe-to-toe with Sen. John Kerry.



"I would love nothing more than compromise," the Senator concluded. "But I would say to you that compromise that's not a solution, it's a waste of time. If my house was on fire, I can't compromise about which part of the house I'm going to save. You save the whole house or it will all burn down."

His office hasn't yet offered a reasoning for the no vote, but it's likely Rubio is concerned that the compromise only calls for a vote on the BBA and not a guaranteed passage.

Meanwhile, most other South Florida Republicans in Washington plan to vote for the bill.

"I was pleased to have participated in Speaker Boehner's conference call that outlined the bipartisan, common sense solution to the out-of-control fiscal spending nightmare confronting our nation," Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who used to employ Rubio as an intern, told The Miami Herald. "This process demonstrated the viability of our democracy even when there are substantial differences of opinion. I look forward to supporting the bipartisan compromise this week."

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Sudden Sam
Sudden Sam

Rubio for President.  When it comes to saving our country from the food stamp president there can be no compromise.

Guest
Guest

he's such a fucking moron. next time the repubs try to appease cubans with one of their own i hope they choose someone who can find his ass with both hands. 

Zardoz
Zardoz

This kid is ignorant of the Constitution, and is corrupt.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?

Before the March 2000 session, Rubio was hardly the scorching conservative who would later woo Tea Partiers nationwide. He said he'd focus on supporting early education and community policing. And he wasn't particularly passionate about cutting spending. In his first three years, he supported adding a $4 surcharge to cruise tickets to fund a Marlins stadium and a $1.2 million earmark to build new bike paths in his district

spent thousands with GOP credit card

Does anybody here think our U.S. congress/ us senate aka government can live on minimum wage?

Why Not Have congress/senate Paid By Minimum-Wage?

Ban ALL forms of fundraising for any purpose. that is what has destroyed our government and no more lifetime benefit package.most politicians have no idea what it means to live like the majority of americans, or the people they represent.  maybe changing how they live might change their priorities and politics?

PATRICK CASTRONOVO
PATRICK CASTRONOVO

Where is Obama's plan? Why didn't the Democrats take care of this while they have been in power for the last 4 years being in the House and Senate and now the White house?  The Dem's don't know what they are doing! Marco for Prez in 2012!!

Sol
Sol

The word "also" does not have a T sound in it, Rubio... And that's the least of my gripes with this jagoff.

Not You
Not You

Overrated. What he failed to mention: The Republicans held both chambers of Congress from 2003 to 2006, and had a Republican in the White House, they not only didn’t approve a balanced budget amendment, they never even held a vote on it. In fact, the last vote on a BBA was in 1997, when Bill Clinton was president; the Senate defeated it by a single vote. A balanced budget amendment is one of the worst ideas in Washington. It would force the government to make economic downturns worse by actively slashing spending in the face of falling revenue. Republicans are now claiming, in the name of the next generation of Americans, that enacting a balanced budget amendment is the price of averting economic catastrophe, but their utter indifference to the idea when they actually had the power to advance it shows that it’s nothing more than a political ploy.

Al Ross
Al Ross

Pinkos he (Marco) hit all of you right in the culo !

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the b alls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fu*ked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fu*kin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly sh!ttier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fu*kin' retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later 'cause they own this fu*kin' place. It’s a big club and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good, honest, hard-working people: white collar, blue collar, it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good, honest, hard-working people continue — these are people of modest means — continue to elect these rich c0cksuckers who don’t give a fu*k about them. They don’t give a fu*k about you. They don’t give a fu*k about you. They don’t care about you at all! At all! At all! And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue d!ck that’s being jammed up their as sholes every day, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream, 'cause you have to be asleep to believe it.  

George Carlin

Guest
Guest

Well, Sol........

As USUAL all you liberals know how to do is ATTACK the fiscal responsible politicians PERSONALLY. So here's one for YOU!!! Jagoff is actually spelled jackoff. So get your slurs straight idiot before you CONFIRM what we already know which is you are pitiful..

Zardoz
Zardoz

And you too Al Ross...the only difference is you actually like the feeling.

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