1. Refused to raise the debt ceiling. Rubio voted against the GOP’s compromise measure to temporarily suspend the debt limit through May 19 in order avoid defaulting on the national debt. In a statement posted on his website, Rubio insisted that he would hold the debt ceiling increase hostage “unless it is tied with measures to actually solve our debt problem through spending reforms.”
2. Co-sponsored and voted for a Balanced Budget Amendment. “Now more than ever, we need a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” Rubio proclaimed in 2011. A Balanced Budget Amendment would force the government to slash spending during an economic downturn, driving up unemployment and making the downturn worse, in a vicious cycle. If the amendment were in place during the last financial crisis, unemployment would have doubled.
3. Signed the Norquist pledge. Rubio pledged to never raise taxes under any circumstances and even voted against the last-minute deal to avert the fiscal cliff, since the deal included $600 billion in revenue. “Thousands of small businesses, not just the wealthy, will now be forced to decide how they’ll pay this new tax,” Rubio noted in a statement.
TPL has and will continue to inform on Rubio. He is not the Right's savior and for sure not for America. This guy may be smooth and a pretty face but he is still very much Right-wing. His defense and push for immigration is just to get enough votes away from the Democrats to make it easier for his side to win in 2016. Read this great article by Think Progress. BTW, there are more than just 8 reasons. TPL will stay on this. The Right thinks they got their Latino savior that will somehow get all the Latinos out their to turn Right-wing. No - not likely! TPL visit www.theprogressivelatino.com and like us on Facebook