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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A Message To Marco Rubio From Something In The Back Of The Fridge
Rubio: My parents immigrated here in pursuit of the opportunity to improve their life and give their children...
(2004) Speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger to RNC: America gave me opportunities, and my immigrant dreams came true.
Geezer Rating: Bread heel
Rubio: This opportunity...it isn’t bestowed on us from Washington. It comes from a vibrant free economy...And when they succeed, they hire more people...
(2011) Speech by Rick Perry: The fact is, government doesn’t create jobs....
Geezer Rating: Iffy milk
Rubio: his solution to virtually every problem we face is for Washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more.
(1960) Letter to Richard Nixon by Ronald Reagan: He leaves little doubt that his idea of the 'challenging new world' is one in which the Federal Government will grow bigger and do more and of course spend more....
Geezer Rating: Whale tooth scrimshaw
Rubio: More government isn’t going to help you get ahead. It’s going to hold you back.
(1981) Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address: ...government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.
Geezer Rating: Pop-pop's Zippo from the war
Rubio: The tax increases and the deficit spending you propose will hurt middle class families.
(2012) Mitt Romney's remarks at first presidential debate: My view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class.
Geezer Rating: Week-old takeout
Rubio: The world is a better place when America is the strongest nation on earth. But we can’t remain powerful if we don’t have an economy that can afford it.
(1990) George H.W. Bush speech to Congress: Our world leadership and domestic strength are mutual and reinforcing; a woven piece, strongly bound as Old Glory. To revitalize our leadership, our leadership capacity, we must address our budget deficit -- not after election day, or next year, but now.
Geezer Rating: Captain and Tennille album
Rubio: But government’s role is wisely limited by the Constitution. And it can’t play its essential role when it ignores those limits. There are valid reasons to be concerned about the President’s plan to grow our government.
(1924) Calvin Coolige's speech accepting presidential nomination: I believe in the American Constitution. I favor the American system of individual enterprise, and I am opposed to any general extension of government ownership, and control.
Geezer Rating: Ark of the Covenant
You're free to make your arguments, and so are your Republican colleagues. There are real ideas behind them - I get that. But all hype aside, you are not a new thing. You are the same thing, repackaged. You represent a dying movement within a failing party, and that's exactly what many voters like about you. You are one more way of complaining about science and globalization and human progress. Fair enough. But the rest of us aren't fooled. The date's right there in front of us. Time to chuck it.