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Rubio now says Social Security privatization ‘doesn’t work’

by George Bennett | September 28th, 2010

Rubio in Boynton Beach Monday with supporter Pat Haden at Duffy's Sprots Grill. That's Palm Beach County GOP Chairman Sid Dinerstein to the left. GARY CORONADO PHOTO

Rubio in Boynton Beach Monday with supporter Pat Haden at Duffy's Sprots Grill. That's Palm Beach County GOP Chairman Sid Dinerstein to the left. GARY CORONADO PHOTO

Republican Senate nominee Marco Rubio, who once favored giving younger workers the option of investing a portion of their Social Security payroll taxes in private accounts, says he abandoned that view at least six months ago after concluding the idea “doesn’t work.”

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8 Responses to “Rubio now says Social Security privatization ‘doesn’t work’”

  1. He has my vote Says:


    What? We should let the democrats have another seat to support Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?!

    Think NOT. Don’t give another seat to a democrat. Let’s balance our government.

    democrats own the senate, the congress, the White House and by that, Lifetime Judicial nominees. That’s is NOT healthy or balanced.

    It is UNbalanced. NO to ALL democrats. REbalance OUR country. This isn’t about domination of our country, this is about REbalancing.

  2. Kyle Goodfriend Says:

    Neither does electing a person who does not want an immigration plan..and yes you are Cuban..that makes sense

  3. Mike Says:

    I suppose “has my vote” won’t vote for any Republican Legislators, you know, “to balance things out” of course, since the Florida Legislature is almost 2/3rds Republican.
    That is unless you like 12.7% unemployment and lots of ideological actions by the Legislature.

  4. Chaz Says:

    Wow! Such a smart politician! Now that he’s figured out that he can’t get elected on the position of privatizing SS, even if he is Cuban and Republican!

  5. PBC voter Says:

    Rubio is a really scary guy. He’s not very bright, and the fact that he used to stumble around drunk wearing a gorilla mask at all of the Dolphins’ home games ought to give voters some concern. The position of United States Senator is too important to entrust to someone like him.

  6. RealAngst Says:

    “He has my vote” you are a totally uninformed person. The Florida legislature is and has been for the past 12 years or so, largely Republican. FAILURE! Our US House and Senate before two years ago was COMPLETELY dominated by Republicans who held a majority in BOTH houses and the WH. You hold them all harmless and think that all this negative stuff took place in just 2 years? Talk about delusional and uninformed.

  7. LOL! Says:

    Here Rubio is admitting that he took up a position against Social Security and advocated it for a long time before he finally studying up on it. In other words its ok to take on a policy position without knowing anything about it until some sort of election campaign pressures you to “study” it and realize your position is incompetent. What a wonderful choice for Florida Rubio is.

  8. Sink Crist and McCollum have lost billions of our dollars Says:

    UPDATE: GOP officials appear to be linking Attorney General Bill McCollum to billions of dollars in losses – to the state pension fund during the 2008 financial meltdown.

    McCollum has steadfastly refused to join other GOP elected officials in their support for Rick Scott, who defeated the attorney general in the August GOP governor’s race primary.

    The Republican Party of Florida paid for a series of ads attacking Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democrat nominee for governor, for her role in the pension fund losses.

    “Under current oversight, the fund has lost billions upon billions – and now Alex Sink is actually running ads on her questionable record overseeing SBA,” RPOF spokesman Dan Conston said in an e-mail in response to a reaction to McCollum’s pointed questioning yesterday to refute recent reports that the State Board of Administration made risky investments that endangered the pension fund.

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