This blog has moved.

Please visit our new page here

« Will sprawl doom Florida? Projecting into the future in 2070 | Main | Murphy, Rubio debate gun reform 3 months after Orlando shooting »

PolitiFact: A look at attacks on Marco Rubio's statements about Social Security, Medicare



Two Democratic groups say Republican Sen. Marco Rubio wants to cut Social Security and Medicare -- programs that millions of Florida seniors rely on each year.

"Marco Rubio wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare because he said they’re bankrupting our country. But that’s what politicians say when the insurance industry bankrolls their campaigns. Marco Rubio has taken almost $1 million from the insurance industry which was profit from his privatization plans," says the narrator in a TV ad by the Senate Majority PAC and AFSCME People.

The PAC aims to elect Democrats to the Senate, including U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, while AFSCME is a union representing public workers.

We found that Rubio’s views are much more nuanced than the ad suggests.

Keep reading from PolitiFact Florida.