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Marco Rubio flubs income numbers for welders, philosophers



Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is a fan of vocational training. At the Fox Business Network GOP debate in Milwaukee, Rubio made a pitch for young Americans to put down the textbooks and pick up a blowtorch.

"For the life of me, I don’t know why we have stigmatized vocational training," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

It was a big moment for Rubio, but was he correct? Philosophically and statistically speaking, no. PolitiFact ran through the numbers and rated his statement False. Read the full report.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:28pm]


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