Rubio is simply not a conservative, unless you believe Bush-style “compassionate conservatism” isn’t simply liberalism wrapped in a palatable word designed to fool mouth breathers.
A Rubio presidency would have been no different than a Jeb Bush presidency or a McCain presidency or even an Obama presidency.
Thank God for Trump.
On the heels of its horrific failures to repeal Obamacare, the troublesome Senate has finally gotten its act together enough to pass a $1.6-trillion tax cut. If it passes as expected, Americans can finally get the tax cut for Christmas that they elected a Republican Congress for, following years of Obama-era tax-harvestings and stagnation. But it was a close call.
One name stands out as a stinker here, and it still stands out as a stinker even though he’s now voting yes: Senator Marco Rubio. The supposed conservative from Florida was willing to derail the whole thing for all of us and cost the Senate its majority if he didn’t get the tax refund credit he wanted.
In reality, it wasn’t a tax cut, but a dollop of pork slipped into the package, a refundable tax credit to hand to people whose incomes are so low they don’t pay taxes at all. Read: illegals and unwed mothers who get all kinds of free stuff already. Now they each get $1,400 checks and another disincentive to work, courtesy of the taxpayers, something Rubio will be sure to tout as he seeks re-election votes from the underclass as a Bush-style “compassionate conservative.” It always helps to be seen as a distributor of pork.
Annoyingly, he called it pro-growth, just as former President Obama would have done, on the now discredited assumption that consumer spending creates growth.
Tax cuts are what create growth. And when businesses get tax cuts, guess what! They create jobs…and give them to the poor. What Rubio insisted on, and got, was redistribution.
As soon as a politician describes a state distribution of taxes to the poor, who didn’t have a nickel confiscated by the state, as “growth,” you have, right there, a statist. A progressive.
But we knew that about Rubio.
ht/ mighty mojo