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Rubio: Spending Deal Full of ‘Typical D.C. Gimmicks’

Friday, April 15, 2011  By Terence P. Jeffrey on CNS News

Sen. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.) on Capitol Hill. (AP photo)

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.) says he voted against the spending deal that House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) made with President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) because it did not sufficiently grapple with the nation’s debt problem and was “full of a bunch of typical Washington, D.C. gimmicks.”

“I just couldn’t vote for this budget deal, which is a typical Washington deal,” Rubio said in a video statement.

“Our debt here is going to double in the next ten years. We have to start solving it now,” said Rubio. “We can’t wait any longer. We’re running out of time. And this deal just doesn’t do it. In fact, it’s full of a bunch of typical Washington, D.C. gimmicks. I’m just not going to be a part of that.”

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