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Marco Rubio has no chance to win, so why is he still in the race? The answer is simple. Because like all politicians, it's about them, not us. Their personal ambition drives them. They want to be something, not do something.
Politicians live off the public for a few years, gain name ID, then monetize it. Name a politician who hasn't done that. Have you ever noticed that as soon as they leave office they become lobbyists. Many of them write books about their time in office, or otherwise make money in the industry of politics. The most insulting part of it all is they refer to their time in office as "public service." Give me a break!
Marco Rubio went to law school then jumped into state politics. He was a city commissioner, the a representative in the Florida House of Representatives. He ran for the US Senate seat from Florida and once he won, immediately started looking to the presidency. He immediately started writing a book, and after a couple of years, he was in full blown campaign mode. Is something wrong with this picture? It is exactly the same model that Barrack Obama followed.
What experience does Marco Rubio have that makes him qualified to be president? Because he voted a few times in the House and Senate? Has he ever managed an organization? Has he run a business? Has he run a government agency? No. He has great ideas, but ideas don't equal success. I have a lot of great ideas about the triangle offense in the NBA. That doesn't qualify me to be a coach.
I actually agree with a lot of what Marco Rubio talks about. We are both conservatives so I'm sure we agree on most issues. That does not mean I want him to be the president. Frankly, I'm more interested in competence than ideology at this point. Conservatives have been focused so much on social issues they have let our country get into overwhelming debt and our economy is lagging. We need someone to dig is out of the mess, but that someone is not Marco Rubio.
"Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don't use a politician's filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women. You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' 'slobs' and 'disgusting animals.' ...This question only works in a world where political correctness runs wild. I won't defend Mr. Trump's statements, because I don't know if he actually said those things, but I will assume he did. Just because he calls a few women unkind things does not mean he is against women. It doesn't mean he is sexist, or anti-women. It means he has a problem with those specific women.
Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women's looks. You once told a contestant on 'Celebrity Apprentice' it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.
Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?"
If you watched the State of the Union Address tonight, you heard President Obama suggest that we should raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour. His argument is that anyone who work a full time job should not live in poverty. I'm sure he feels that it is a "right" for anyone who works 40 hours per week to be able to afford whatever he needs. The problem is not all jobs are equal, not all pay is equal, and everyone's reality is not equal. Mr. Obama should focus on encouraging people to get an education so they don't have to work in minimum wage jobs instead of artificially raising the minimum wage.
What Mr. Obama fails to realize is that increasing the minimum wage increases the cost of doing business. Increasing the cost of doing business when the economy is weak is counter productive. It will slow business growth and cause businesses to pass the increased cost to the consumer, resulting in increased costs of goods. Who do you think that will hurt the most? People on the lower end of the income scale.
The best thing President Obama can do for the economy is stay out of the way. Lower corporate taxes, get rid of Obamacare, and let business invest again. They will be able to hire more people, who will pay more taxes, and we'll get out of the fiscal mess we're in.
President Obama needs to stop acting like he's running a charity, put ideology aside, stop pandering to lower income people by demonizing higher earners, and start being pragmatic about the economy. Just get the heck out of the way and we'll be fine.