Marco Rubio: Why I Won’t Vote to Raise the Debt Limit

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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In a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, Sen. Marco Rubio makes it clear he won’t support raising the debt ceiling.  As he writes,

“In a few weeks, we will once again reach our legal limit for borrowing, the so-called debt ceiling. The president and others want to raise this limit. They say it is the mature, responsible thing to do. In fact, it’s nothing more than putting off the tough decisions until after the next election. We cannot afford to continue waiting. This may be our last chance to force Washington to tackle the central economic issue of our time. … 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 whole thing.

Rubio was also on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, discussing the debt ceiling, and other topics.  You can watch it here: