GOP Star Calls for Balanced Budget Amendment

GOP Star Calls for Balanced Budget Amendment

Last night, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio offered the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.  This is the latest move in the GOP’s rebranding strategy.  Described by House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as a friendlier, hipper and more inclusive fighter for the Republican Party, the 41 year old first term Senator offered a return to traditional Republican values.

His new laser focused on how such ideas could boost the middle class and improve the lives of individual people, part of a new Republican effort to more clearly connect their visions with the everyday problems of ordinary Americans.

“Mr. President, I don’t oppose your plans because I want to protect the rich,” he said. “I oppose your plans because I want to protect my neighbors. Hard working middle class Americans who don’t need us to come up with a plan to grow the government.”

Rubio remained true to his conservative manifesto calling on his congressional colleagues to add a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In an effort to reduce spending and accused Obama of an “obsession” with raising taxes rather than tackling growing deficits through spending cuts or economic growth.

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