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Marco Rubio op-ed: President Obama's policies don't help Miami's middle class

In a Miami Herald op-ed Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, urged President Barack Obama to think of policies to help small businesses, immigrants and the middle class grow. Obama is scheduled to visit PortMiami in the afternoon to promote investment in highways and other public works projects.

From Rubio's op-ed:

As President Obama arrives in Miami Friday to discuss the economy, I welcome and encourage him to visit some of South Florida’s many small businesses. Our community’s job creators would certainly discuss with him — as they often do with me all over town — how much more difficult operating a business has become in today’s economy because of the regulations and policies coming out of Washington.

President Obama should also listen to the stories of many of my neighbors to get a true sense of the effect more tax increases and spending hikes will have on our nation’s middle class. By listening to them, he would learn that many aspects of policies like Obamacare have ended up hurting many middle-class families instead of helping them. He would find that the expanding role of our government has created uncertainty by establishing rules that many small businesses can’t afford to follow.

Miami is where I learned that America’s private sector — if allowed to operate freely — is the greatest engine for prosperity and economic mobility the world has ever known. I learned this by watching my parents work hard in middle-class jobs, which existed because someone started a business and was successful enough to hire them. It was these jobs and my parents’ efforts that allowed me to live a better life than theirs. Had there been burdensome regulations or taxes on these businesses, the owners may not have been able to keep my parents on staff, or they might have reduced their hours to part-time. Either would have been devastating to our family.

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robert

What word salad. I own a small business and without exception every impediment comes from the local and state level. It is their Dee's and taxes that inhibit small business. If your paying the Feds tax you are making money. Dubious is a opportunistic lied.

cris

I lived in Miami for 20 years....as a minority. The Cuban people are the majority there and have their own agenda. They were given freedom, money, jobs and lots of financial help. I was told many times that as a "gringo" I should learn to speak spanish and that if I didn't then I should get out, which I did. Marco Rubio is a Cuban with an agenda, and that is to take as much power for the Cubans as they can. They said we have Dade County, now Broward and we will continue up the coast and on the the federal level. Oh and by the way, they create business for themselves, like changing Dade County into Miami Dade so the could get the contracts for changing names on everything. Cost a fortune. They get the school kids to wear uniforms and then advertised in spanish that if you didn't buy the uniforms from their stores that they were not official and the kids would no be allowed in school. They are the most political corrupt people in the country.

Maximo Abril

Florida is turning into a Blue state little by little, just look at the past two presidential elections, thanks to the counterbalance of the ever growing of Puerto Rican Democratic voters.

harold

Why is it that Mr rubio and the rest of the teabaggers don't seem to realize that their intended policies would be the death of small business?

No Me Gusta Marco

Marco Rubio is a self aggrandizing twit, who only cares about representing the interests of the Wealthiest Americans, not the middle class or small business owners.
Why don't you tell us some more lies about your heritage Marco.

Juan

I still can't believe our Governor Rick Scott was fired form his company for Medicaid fraud by the billions. I'm voting for anybody but Scott and I'm a Republican.

emma richmond

We find it strange MARCO RUBIO, attack the PRESIDENT ON TRYING TO CREATE JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE OF FL., BUT YET WHEN YOUNG CALLED THE HISPANICS WETBACKS, NOT A PEEP, HE TOOK HIS COWARD SPINELESS TAIL and TUCKED IT BETWEEN HIS LEGS AND WENT TO HIS CORNER, he is nothing more then a PUPPY use to SWAY his PEOPLE, if RUBIO was ashame of his own family what do he CARE about the HISPANICS. WHAT so IRNONIC, he think he is BETTER THEN PRESIDENT OBAMA, wishful thinking. We are getting sick of his HATRED and some of his RACIAL OVERTONE, MARCO RUBIO should be careful the BRIDGES HE BURN, you NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE TO CROSS THEM.

We have this TED CRUZ, who wasn't born in AMERICA, who is another one today TUCKED HIS TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS, LIKE A COWARD, SPINELESS COMMUNIST SCUM, CROUCHED DOWN PROBABLY in a CORNER like COWARDS DO. HE ALSO REFUSE TO SPEAK UP AGAINST YOUNG, CRUZ, also is a PUPPY and ANTI-AMERICA, he is not for this COUNTRY or the PEOPLE.

OUR VOTE IS FOR THE CASTRO BROTHERS, ONE IS A CONGRESSMAN AND ONE IS A MAYOR BOTH OF TX.

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