It's been suggested that Marco Rubio isn't very bright.
There's a lot to back up that theory. For instance, his idea of immigration reform was voting against his own plan, and not just pulling up the ladder, but burning it afterwards just in case.
There was his proposal to cut off Medicare for everyone else just as soon as his Mom got hers.
And then there's his thoughts on minimum wage. Rubio has been applying the same ridiculous "logic" about minimum wage for years, and as dumb a concept as it is, he keeps repeating it over and over again as if he thinks people will find it as brilliant as he does.
Well, he did it again this week:
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) opposes raising the minimum wage, but the Republican presidential candidate on Wednesday admitted that people can't live off of jobs that pay only $10 or $11 per hour.
"I want people to make a lot more than $9," he said. "Nine dollars is not enough. The problem is that you can't do that by mandating it in the minimum wage laws. Minimum wage laws have never worked in terms of helping the middle class attain more prosperity."
He expands on his theory with the tried but never true fallacy that the job creators he and his party busily cut taxes for will rush in and create jobs that will pay huge sums you won't believe. And it will all happens some day, he promises!
These promises are nothing new, and Rubio's "minimum wage doesn't work" talking points aren't either.
Here's Rubio, using the same logic back in 2013:
"Obviously I want people to make more money," Rubio said. "I don't think that elevating the minimum wage is very effective at accomplishing that."
And here's Rubio in 2014:
Second, I think the minimum wage is not enough. Nobody can live on ten dollars and ten cents, which is what they want to increase. In the meantime, there are many small businesses that will have to cut hours or the number of employees in order to afford that. A small business cannot absorb this type of dramatic change. I think the alternative in the long run is education because nowadays in this century the jobs that pay good money, that give enough money in order to live, all those jobs require some type of training. It doesn’t have to be from a university. It can be in a career such an electrician or car mechanic, but many of our young people don’t have any type of training, and they can’t find jobs because the jobs that exist require some type of education."
Back then, Rubio used education as an excuse against minimum wage, but earlier this week, Rubio blasted Democrat's proposals on education as "free stuff." Rubio has also proposed to completely eliminate the Department Of Education.
But details, details, oh those pesky facts and things.
Here's Marco Rubio, the guy who lived off of his party's credit cards back home, and went to the U.S. Senate where he picks up a government paycheck as he shirks his job because he's running around the country saying people want free stuff if they want to do anything beyond working for nothing.
It's no wonder he wants to do away with education. How else would Rubio find people who would believe the utter nonsense he feeds them?
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