Marco Rubio unveils plans to reduce federal spending

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Republican U.S. Senate contender Marco Rubio rolled out a dozen proposals to reduce federal spending Monday, becoming the latest Florida GOP candidate to call for shrinking government and cutting the size of its workforce.

Among Rubio’s ideas is one backed by Arizona Sen. John McCain, who last month introduced federal legislation that would allow taxpayers to designate 10 percent of their tax bill toward lowering the $13 trillion national debt. McCain had once been an ally of Rubio Senate rival, Gov. Charlie Crist, who as an independent candidate has shied from making spending cuts a central part of his campaign.

Rubio outlined the plan Monday to supporters in Jacksonville: “Every day we postpone acting decisively to rein in wasteful spending and cut the debt, we pile even more on the backs of millions of young Americans.”

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