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Rubio 'takes a stand' on teacher pay bill

U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio has dubbed his first bus trip the "take a stand" tour, though he seemed to be waffling on the controversial teacher pay bill in the Florida Legislature. A campaign consultant said he was "absolutely" in favor of it; in another interview, Rubio said it needs to be fixed.

Today he clarified his position: "I think it should be signed. I have a lot of teachers in my family and they think there's some things in the bill that need to be fixed, and if that's so I'm sure they can be fixed, but I think the bill should be signed.''

His campaign rival, Gov. Charlie Crist, needs to "take a stand" on the bill by Friday or it will automatically become law.

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Seth Platt

BAD POLITICIAN, BAD POLICY, BAD POLITICAL PARTY, BAD BAD BAD

Nan Gault

Even Crist's educator family is urging him to veto - what about the teachers in your family - I can't believe they are in support of SB006. Put the educators together to solve any problems, not politicians who will be sway by money and power. Teachers won't be walked over this time!

Jim

Rubio is once again talking out both sides of his mouth. Give it up Rubics Cube, you are a fraud.

Debra Meyer

Let's base your pay as a politician on:
Amount of crime in Florida
The number of unemployed
The number of bills passed that "REALLY" help people
The amount of rich getting tax cuts versus the number of tax cuts that really help the middle class
The number of elderly who can't afford to live in a GOOD nursing home
The number of people in Florida who can't afford health care and medications
And so on -
I'll bet you won't pass merit pay for legislators.
Oh, I forgot! YOU HAVE A CHARGE CARD TO MAKE UP WHAT YOU WOULD LOOSE.

Ed

Typical Rubio non-speak.

So he'd sign a bill that's bad and hope that it gets fixed.

Just the type of leadership I want FAIL

Ewing

Give Rubio a credit card and send him on an extended spending spree to Alaska! This Right Winger really sucks........

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Teacher, I moved for you, I love you, I love our class. You are my second mother, this class is our second home

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