Time magazine says Senator Marco Rubio is going to save the Republican Party. It's wrong.
This Is the Republican Party’s Savior?
By Josh Barro Feb 12, 2013 11:48 PM CT
The response Rubio gave to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech offered little that was new or interesting. It consisted mostly of lines that could have come from any Republican politician, at any time in the last four years.
Rubio said that Obamacare is bad and will cost jobs. He said Obama will destroy jobs by raising taxes on employers -- by which Rubio means individuals with high incomes, since higher corporate income taxes are not on the table. He flippantly dismissed concerns about global warming, saying, “Our government can’t control the weather.”
He repeated broad anti-government themes, saying, “More government isn’t going to help you get ahead. It’s going to hold you back.” As an alternative he offered the Republican formula of lower taxes, less spending and less regulation, saying that would raise incomes and create middle-class prosperity.
This is the case that Mitt Romney made against Obama in the 2012 election. It’s the case that Republican Senate candidates made all over the country. It is a case for trickle-down economics. And it is a case that Americans have rejected.