Candidate Backs America to be best in business

By Ricardo Aponte
Special to valencia Voice

Republican Marco Rubio is one of three U.S. Senate candidates from the state of Florida that is on the voting ballot for this coming November 2 election.

He was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents who came to America after Castro’s appropriation of the island.

Rubio has served on the boards of the Latin Builders Association and Alafit International, a nonprofit organization that promotes global literacy. He also remains engaged in the West Miami community where he served as a city commissioner prior to being elected to the Florida State House from 2000 to 2008.

During this period, Rubio served as Majority Whip, Majority Leader and Speaker of the House, effectively promoting an agenda of lower taxes, better schools, a leaner and more efficient government and free market
empowerment. With this particular agenda and mind set of a smaller government, Rubio wants to represent conservative Florida voters in the U.S. Senate.

Rubio and the other two senate candidates, Alex Sink and Rick Scott, were asked critical questions by The League of Women Voters of Florida to better understand where each candidate stands. Rubio was asked what steps the government should take to create new jobs, facilitate a strong economic recovery, and reduce the national debt.

Rubio believes that people need to directly address the uncertainty in the market caused by policies coming from Washington, permanently extend the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. He also would like to repeal Obamacare, and halt policies and practices that hurt job creation. In regards to the national debt, Rubio believes that spending cuts and growth are ways to alleviate the debt.

Another question asked how Rubio plans to use his position to improve the lives of Floridians. His response was that he is the only candidate who will challenge big-spending politicians and offer a clear and positive alternative. He stated that America is the greatest country in the world, but to maintain that, we must address the national debt and other issues facing our nation.

It is obvious by Rubio’s answers that his main theme goes around cutting spending, reducing the national debt, and creating new jobs. He wants to work with anyone who supports making America the best place to do business, reduce government dependency, find alternatives to petroleum and invest in renewable energies.

Rubio wants to target and destroy terrorist cells and their leaders, restore control of the health policy to the states, and support research resulting in innovations that help drive America’s economic edge.

These issues seem to make him popular with Florida voters, and as a result, he is currently leading in the polls by an average of 20% points over his two closest opponents.

Marco Rubio has listed more ideas such as create jobs and cut spending at MarcoRubio.com/ideas.