MARCO RUBIO IN DES MOINES IOWA STUMPING FOR YOUR VOTE

MARCO RUBIO IN DES MOINES IOWA STUMPING FOR YOUR VOTE

Marco Rubio outlined his vision for his presidency  in Des Moines, Iowa.  Marco called for modernizing economic policies, reforming higher education and taking a stronger stance against our enemies.

As rain poured down, Rubio kept his remarks short – sticking to his stump speech – and only using about 9 minutes of his allotted 20.

“Thank you for coming, I’m sorry it rained,” Rubio said to the audience, who donned ponchos and hunched behind umbrellas in attempts to stay dry. “I brought it from Florida,” he joked.

Mentioned we need economic policy reforms to compete with dozens of other countries for the best jobs, businesses and ideas.

 

Marco said the country’s tax policies, regulations and national debt are holding us back.

Rubio said America is not fully utilize its energy resources – and repeal and replace Obamacare with health care that allows every American to buy health insurance, with pre-tax money, from companies from any state.

“The world and the economy is changing, and our policies must change with it,” Marco said. “We are not just facing an economic downturn, we’re facing an economic transformation.”

We need flexible college classes for working adults, and requiring schools to disclose how much students may earn from a certain degree after graduation — before they take out a student loan.

“I believe we need to have alternative, accredited programs that allow people to get the equivalent of a degree, from alternative institutions, that allow them to package learning, no matter how they acquired it,” he said. “Let people learn online for free. Give them credit for what they’ve learned on their own.”

 
 
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thank you thanks for braving the rain I’m gonna cut a little short of the
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normal cos they say another band is coming through and i dont wanna do want
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to get away but probably too late for that right listen I’m here to tell you
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why I’m running for president and it’s a very straightforward answer I want this
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to remain a country where parents can do for their children with my parents did
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for me my parents were born on the island of Cuba they came to the United
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States in 1956 they barely spoke the language at the time had no money and
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very little education and yet they were able to buy a home and raise a family
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they were able to retire with dignity and they were able to leave all for
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their children better off than themselves what I’m worried about is
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that today millions of Americans feel like they no longer can achieve that and
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the reason is because the world in the economy is changing and our policies
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must change with it we’re not just facing an economic downturn we are
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facing an economic transformation is just like the Industrial Revolution
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except it’s happening faster and it is deeper and it is disruptive the jobs
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that once sustained are middle-class have been replaced by machines where
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they’ve gone overseas or they don’t pay what they once did and the result is
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millions of people feel locked out from the promise of the greatest nation on
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earth
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here’s the good news there’s no reason why we can’t fix this
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America remains a great country the issue is it can be even greater the 21st
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century can be greater than the 20th century it is fully within our reach but
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to achieve it there are three things we have to do the first thing we have to do
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is we have to modernize our economic policies so we can compete with the rest
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of the world in the new economy there are now dozens of other countries that
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compete with us for the best jobs the best new businesses the best ideas and
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we have tax policies and regulatory policies and a national debt that are
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holding us back or not fully utilizing our energy resources and we have to
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repeal and replace a health care law we have to repeal it and we have to replace
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it with something that gives every American the opportunity to acquire the
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health insurance they want with around pre-tax money from any company in
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America across state lines that will sell it to them if we do these things
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the american economy will create millions of the best jobs this new
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century house which leads me to the second thing we have to do we have to
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modernize
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higher education we cannot continue stock with a twentieth-century higher
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education system that tells everyone you either get a four year degree or you get
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nothing at all today for millions of Americans that degree is inaccessible
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for millions more their borrowing money to pay for those degrees and they still
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can’t find a job the first thing we have to do is more vocational training we
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need more people trained to be welders and airplane mechanics and machinists
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these are good paying jobs somehow we have stigmatize them as a country and we
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have shortages of people to do that work in america a welder makes more than a
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political science major and we need to train more young Americans to do it
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the second thing we need is flexible higher education programs
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this is especially important for people that have to work full-time and raise a
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family for example a single mother raising two kids who works full-time for
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$9 an hour as a home health aide the only way she’s never gonna get a raise
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to become a dental hygienist or paralegal but to do that she has to go
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back to school and she can’t because she has to work full-time and raise a family
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I believe we need to have alternative accredited programs that allow people to
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get the equivalent of a degree from alternative institutions that allow them
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to package learning no matter how they acquired it let people learn online for
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free
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give them credit for what they’ve learned on their own and suddenly that
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apparently that that reception this instead of making ten or twelve dollars
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an hour can be a paralegal making $65,000 a year I’m not saying we’re
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gonna get rid of four-year colleges they’re going to remain part of our
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program after all how we gonna get college football without him I am saying
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this we can’t keep graduating people with degrees and only two jobs that’s
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why I believe that before you take out a student long school should tell you how
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much people make when they graduate from that school with that degree so you can
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decide if it’s worth borrowing $50,000 to major in Greek philosophy because
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after all the market for Greek philosophers have been very tight for
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two thousand years the third thing we have to do is keep our people safe and
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we face five major threats to our future
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north korea’s run by a lunatic with nuclear weapon
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INS China’s taking over the most important shipping lanes in the world
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latimer Putin is challenging nato and threatens to split Europe part in the
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middle east radical jihadist spread across dozens of countries in multiple
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continents and they recruit Americans online to attack us here at home and
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around is on the verge of acquiring a nuclear weapon and a long-range rocket
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capable of striking us the most important obligation of the federal
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government is to keep you safe and me safe and our families safe and it’s not
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doing that now because we are invigorating our defense spending we
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aren’t we have an army that just cut 40,000 spots a navy and an air force
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smaller and older than it’s been in decades we cannot continue to do these
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things we must fix this we must improve our defenses so that we remain the most
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powerful military force in the world and we must have a foreign policy of clarity
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one that makes clear to our allies that we are with them not with our
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adversaries one that makes clear to the world that this nation will do whatever
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it takes to ensure that the only pro-american free enterprise democracy
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in the Middle East the State of Israel prosperous and survives as a Jewish
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state these are important things are all within our reach we can do all three of
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these things and if we do the 21st century will be the greatest era
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America has ever known now closed by saying this america doesn’t only
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anything but I haven’t death to America I will never repay this is not just the
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country I grew up in this is the nation that literally changed the history of my
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family when my father was nine years old as a young boy in the streets of havana
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his mother died and at nine years of age and had to go to work and leave school
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he would never go back to school he would work for the next seventy years of
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his life when he was a young man he had big dreams they became impossible and so
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the very purpose of his life became to give us the chance to do all the things
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he never could
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in america he worked primarily as a banquet bartender on nights on weekends
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and holidays he worked so that we could have the chance to do the things he
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never could
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the journey my family was able to make in this country the journey from behind
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that bar in the back of a room to this soap box here today that journey is the
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essence of the american dream it is what makes our
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special it is what makes our nation different as Americans we are all but a
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generation or two removed from someone who did that for us and what we are
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called upon to do now is to ensure that the american dream doesn’t just survive
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but that it reaches more people and changes more alive than ever before we
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are called not just to keep america’s special and great but do keep a greater
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than it’s ever been
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if we can achieve these things and I believe that we can we will go down in
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history as the next great American generation we will go down in history as
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the authors of the new American Century and we will leave for our children what
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our parents left for us the single greatest nation that man has ever known
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and so I thank you for coming out here today and braving the rain and maybe
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even some lightning later I appreciate you staying here with us today to hear
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our message we intend to be here often to share it with you because what’s at
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stake here is not simply what political parties going to win or what candidates
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going to govern what’s at stake here is what kind of country will we be in the
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21st century you and I were left by our parents and grandparents the greatest
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nation in the history of the world it is our obligation to keep it that way and
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there’s no reason why we can’t together we can build the new American Century
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and the greatest era that our nation has ever known and that’s why I’m asking you
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to caucus for me on february first in the state we will begin the process of
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selecting the next American president the good news is it will signal the end
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of eight years of failure it will signal the end of the Obama administration and
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the question
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and the question is what comes next for america and what comes next if we’re
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willing to do what must be done is the greatest era in our history we can do
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this together that’s why I’m asking you for your support on February 1st I’m
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asking you to caucus for me thank you and God bless you I appreciate it very

 

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