Rubio' repeats GOP calls for overhauling Medicare, other entitlement programs

Published on February 14, 2013 at 4:05 AM · No Comments

During his televised speech responding to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also criticized the health law.

Los Angeles Times: Rubio Responds To President's Speech With Familiar GOP Themes
Rubio, speaking from the Capitol, repeated GOP calls for a constitutional balanced-budget amendment and an overhaul of the Medicare and Social Security programs, though he provided no specifics. "Anyone who is in favor of leaving Medicare exactly the way it is right now is in favor of bankrupting it," Rubio said (Barabak, 2/12).

The Hill: Rubio Plugs GOP Medicare Plan
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) criticized President Obama's healthcare law and plugged Republicans' controversial Medicare plan during his response to the State of the Union on Tuesday. Rubio said current seniors should be held harmless from any Medicare overhaul, but said the program is on an unsustainable fiscal path (Baker, 2/12).

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