Sen. Marco Rubio on 'This Week'

The Florida senator and Romney ally on the state of the presidential race.
3:00 | 10/21/12

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much for your time. Let's go now to florida senator marco rubio, what's your response to the idea that the number one issue right now is investing more in america? Well, that sounds like a lot of spending. I mean, obviously, we all agree that we want to grow the economy. The most startling thing that has happen, the president has completely given up on outlining any sort of agenda for the future. What is his plan for the next four years? What does the next four years look like? Mayor talked about spending a lot of money. I get that. That's what he's done the last four years. They'll spend money on roads and bridges. We already did that one time, the stimulus. 8$800 billion. It didn't grow the economy. What about the tax code? What about regulations? What are we going to do about the impact that obama care is having on businesses and individ individuals on the verge of losing the coverage they like? The small businesses that are moving people to part-time status to avoid the impact that the health care law is going to have on them. It's just startling that the president, two weeks from election, has completely given up on an outline to govern this country for the next four years. As I was preparing for the show yesterday, I received this e-mail yesterday from your republican governor, he said that florida continues to move in the right direction, he said jobs created. Unemployment down. Isn't your governor making president's case in florida? No. Let me tell you, we have a state government here with a balanced budget. A low and stable tax code. A legislative branch that works with the governor's office. And gets things done and vice versa. We do have progress in florida despite the dysfunction in washington. Even if governors across the country were doing similar things, imagine if they had a partner in washington and a president that understood how the economy grows. That's why it's so disheartening. One thing that's holding back our economy from growing and prospering is the lack of certainty for the future and the president for his unwillingness to offer a plan for the next four years is only making that worse. But the economy is growing in florida, isn't it, senator? It's growing in florida because of these measures that have been taken in tallahassee by our state government. Imagine if we had a tax code that was predictable, stable and affordable? Imagine if we're going to bring these runaway regulations under control? Imagine if obama care was repealed, you would have dynamic growth not only in florida and in other states. Since the second debate, president obama is pushing hard on the issue of trust, he said voters shouldn't believe governor romney because he's shifting positions and he came up with a term for it romnesia. If you keep refusing to say whether or not you'll sign a bill to protect equal pay for equal work, you might have romnesia. If you let your employer deny you contra september tif care, you might have a case of rom romnesia. Your response? That fires up his base. For the rest of americans who are trying to make up their vote, that's very cute, mr. President, but what are you going to do for the future? What is your plan for growing the economy? My kid is graduating college they may ask him, he can't find a job, what is your plan? Where is the president's plan to save medicare? Where is the president's plan on taxes and energy? Why isn't he talking about those things? To follow-up, does governor romney support the fair pay act or not? I one that anyone who's working out there and making a living, if you're the most qualified person for the job, you should be able to get paid, as much as your male counterpart. Just because they call a piece of legislation an equal pay bill doesn't make it so. In fact, much of this legislation is many respects is nothing but an effort to help trial lawyers collect their fees. One final question, on the issue of iran, you saw that report in the "new york times" does governor romney believe that the united states should be able to sit down directly with iran right now? Governor romney had said that arms should be the last. I will not comment on that story. The white house has denied it. I will say this, I think so much of our relationship with iran was under this president was defined early in his administration when folks took to the streets in that green revolution. President took his hands off and said that he wasn't going to get engaged or involved. Unfortunately, that set a tone where now iran thinks they can go harder and much faster than they could go. Senator rubio, thank you a lot for your time. I apologize again for those technical difficulties. Thank you. And we'll be back with our

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