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Rubio, in WSJ op/ed, says he'll vote against raising debt limit



The Wall Street Journal this evening published an op/ed by Sen. Marco Rubio in which he calls the national debt a grave concern and outlines a series of reforms to bring it under control, including reforming Social Security.

"Our generation's greatest challenge is an economy that isn't growing, alongside a national debt that is. If we fail to confront this, our children will be the first Americans ever to inherit a country worse off than the one their parents were given," the Florida Republican writes.

"I will vote to defeat an increase in the debt limit unless it is the last one we ever authorize and is accompanied by a plan for fundamental tax reform, an overhaul of our regulatory structure, a cut to discretionary spending, a balanced-budget amendment, and reforms to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid."

Read the piece here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:53pm]


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