Great GOP Hope Marco Rubio: Let’s Just Go Ahead and Let Rich People Do Whatever

by Kris E. Benson

Marco Rubio: The hand goes up, the mouth goes shutMarco Rubio, who we have been told is the New Face of the Republican party, has a brilliant take on solving the so-called fiscal cliff: let’s just go ahead and let rich people do whatever they want because they’ll hire a  bunch of lawyers and do what they want no matter what so we might as well go with it.

This, dear reader, is his actual policy position on the tax code:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday there isn’t much point in raising tax rates on the wealthy, because they also have the money to hire people who will help them get out of paying taxes.

“The billionaires and millionaires that are going to be impacted by higher rates, they can afford to hire the best lawyers, lobbyists and accountants in America to figure out how not to pay those higher rates,” Rubio told National Journal’s Major Garrett at The Atlantic Washington Ideas Forum. “The people that are going to get stuck by that bill are the small businesses, the partnerships, the S corporations, that cannot hire the lawyers to get them out of it.”

We’re not Senators from Florida or anything, but it seems to us that this is a problem worth addressing given that the rule of law is the pillar of a functioning nation state. Or, we dunno, maybe we should just say fuck it and raise the age of retirement, which ever is easier.

As for the fiscal cliff, Rubio said an agreement must be made, likely without broader entitlement reform because there is simply not enough time.The sequester was a dumb idea when they came up with it and it’s a dumber idea today,” he said. “And it was bipartisan dumb. So the people want bipartisanship, there you have it.”

So to sum, Personal Responsibility is for Poors who don’t have fancy lawyers or lobbyists. Also, rich people do whatever they want anyway so you should probably just get used to the fact that you’ll be working til you die. Shared Sacrifice and whatnot.

[HuffPo]

 

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SnarkOff November 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

This will surely garner the GOP that coveted Mexican vote in 2016.

MosesInvests November 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Yeah, 'cause Mexicans just love white Latinos who get an automatic Green Card when they come here without a visa.

snowpointsecret November 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm

"We don't want them to close loopholes because rich people can hire lawyers to get through the loopholes they'll close when they close them"

Seems like there's a loophole the size of Florida in your logic, Marco.

Lascauxcaveman November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

At least he's admitting that the loopholes are the problem. Baby steps!

Not bad, for an (R). Perhaps the next four years will be remembered by some as The Education of Mario Rubio.

SuspectedDemocrat November 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

And lobbyists. He's saying lobbyists are a big problem because they talk him into voting against the middle class.

Defeatably_Joe November 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

He's going to have sex with his biographer and we're going to find out four years from now?

CapeClod November 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

By this logic, the Bush era tax cuts caused a huge deficeit because before them only the middle class and the poor were paying taxes.

Dildeaux November 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

If rich people money buys everything, why did ya lose the election, dipshit?

MegPasadena November 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

According to his "logic", if we have a problem of giant rats eating our babies in their sleep, there would be nothing we can do about it.

MittsHairHelmet November 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

For all the talk about how Marco Rubio is the hispanic savior of the GOP, he sure looks and sounds extremely white and republican.

ChillBill November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Try pointing this out to Republicans. They'll call you a "racist" before you can even finish that sentence.

Lascauxcaveman November 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

He looks almost exactly like my Mexican brother-in-law; who has his faults, sure enough, but Republicanism isn't one of them.

Weedlord BonerHitler November 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Coconut.

decentcitizen November 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm

We've got a governor in NV who is Hispanic, and I'm sure would like a shot to be GOP nominee. But he's not a complete idiot so it's unlikely. (I said "complete", he's enough of an idiot where it matters.)

PugglesRule November 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Regulations for thee, but not for me. ~ Not Ben Franklin or William Penn

ChillBill November 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Is that the best Messsican they could find?

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Maybe the best they could afford.

ChillBill November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

They probably threw Ted Cruz in to sweeten the deal.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Joke's on you, Cruz and Rubio are both Cubans. Not of the Dallas Maverick-owning variety, either.

ChillBill November 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Wait, are you meaning to tell not all Hispanics from Mexico? Gettouttahere!

Schmannnity November 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

You can't fight the 1%. There's only 99% of us, darn the luck.

HRH_Maddie November 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

The Republicans seem to be tripping over themselves to keep the GOP the party of the rich, white male despite the thumping they just took.

Weedlord BonerHitler November 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Don't tip them off. We're waiting for them to finish themselves, funtoosh, over and ended foEVA.

snowpointsecret November 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

“And it was bipartisan dumb. So the people want bipartisanship, there you have it.”

Both sides screwed up so only MY side should be allowed to screw up anymore!

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I think you can make the same argument for, say, allowing rich folks to murder whoever they want. So, Rubio is publicly stating that the 1% is *above* the law? And he's OK with that?

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

You mean rich people can't just kill anyone they want? This should be part of the republican party platform.

BerkeleyBear November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Not just okay – actively seeking honorary membership.

And yeah, a whole lot of people would say that argument (the inverse of the idiotic "if you criminalize guns, only criminals will have them" bumper sticker) holds for most things in life, since the rich and privileged can almost always get a better deal than the poor and powerless. Which is why critical race theory scholars basically argue that poor people and minorities shouldn't have to obey the unfair laws they had no hand in creating, but don't try selling that to Mr. American Dream.

Mojopo November 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

We don' need no steenking law. Because moneeee.

MoeDeLawn November 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I think they should get honorary diplomatic license plates, too, so we don't waste all that paper ticketing them only to see them declare their immunity.

decentcitizen November 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

If this is true, why did rich people spend 390 million and some change to unsuccessfully sway an election where the sunsetting of Bush Tax breaks was the prevailing issue for them?

smokefilledroommate November 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

So– loopholes for billionaires but not for small businesses. Got it. Anything else you'd like to add to that incredibly narrow focal point? No? Okay.

Defeatably_Joe November 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This is actually a major subtext behind the whine over "burdensome regulations", too.

Many regulations actually either help small businesses directly, leave exemptions for sufficiently small businesses, or at very least, help level the playing field with large businesses for which these are larger burdens, but which also have the sizable advantages of economies of scale and market share. Actual bona fide small businesses actually benefit from regulations, which is why the "deregulation era" happens to coincide with the death of Mom and Pop's stores and the rise of big boxes. It's also why the people complaining about "Obamacare" are Applebee's, Papa John's, and the like- you know, NON-small businesses.

MOG2410 November 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I'd love to join the GOP,if it will make me whiter, richer and provide the requisite penis. Wait, can I say that????

smokefilledroommate November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

It would definitely turn you into a dick.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

It would be a very small penis.

MOG2410 November 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

You know how we 47% like to get free stuff.

Kid_Charlemagne November 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Jeez, it's a target-rich environment today!

Designer_Rants November 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Surveyor's Marks! Surveyor's Marks!

ManchuCandidate November 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

You don't win votes with 1%er Tax Cuts.

Mittens Howell, III November 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Bleached asshole-bots got replaced with a Latino-bot? That'll help.

oenspiek November 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Currently we have insufficient data about orifice-bleaching among Latino-bots. But it would be irresponsible not to speculate.

EatsBabyDingos November 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Next, he will introduce a new swimming game for the newly uninsured: Marco Polio.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Polio vaccination and autism, or no polio vaccination and iron lung?

Esteev November 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

At least you'll get better parking.

weejee November 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

The sequester was a dumb idea when they came up with it and it’s a dumber idea today

How about sequestering the rich in Gitmo and their monies in a Federal vault.

Weedlord BonerHitler November 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Starting to look more attractive by the minute.

AncienReggie November 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Maybe Congress could write unambiguous tax laws so lawyers would just get paid to say, "Sir, you pay the feds taxes equal to 25% of all income. And income is defined as …. hmmm, it says right here, all income."

SpiderCrab November 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

With all the fluffy chit chat about Marco, at least one thing has been forgotten or gone unspoken: the guy is a dumbass and a liar. Go back to Florida, jerkoff.

Estproph November 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

And there's no point in my gassing up my car, because I'm just going to use it all…

shelwood46 November 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm

This is exactly my philosophy about housecleaning. And bathing.

AlterNewt November 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Never trust anyone who says "impacted".

Mittens Howell, III November 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Nice pic of Rubio showing off his invisible pottery skills. Make me a coffee mug!!

DixvilleCrotch November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Make me a three pronged dildo

cognachas4paws November 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

You know what else was dumb, Marco? The Blunt-RUBIO Amendment.

EatsBabyDingos November 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Yes, the S-Corpions like the Koch Bros will suffer.

edgydrifter November 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

"Rubio" must be Spanish for "stooge."

Oblios_Cap November 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

"shithead"

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Close. "Spooge."

Ground Zero Mostel November 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Actually, "blond" because God loves irony.

Fairtackle November 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Weird, it is almost as if when people who think that government can't do anything right get elected, government doesn't do anything right.

Mumbletypeg November 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

He's right. For example, GE gets out of paying all those taxes thanks in part to accountants, but mostly lawyers; I read it here on wonkette. Or "legal accountants"… or "accountable lawyers" Goddam, is there any profession left I can encourage my niece or nephew to pursue that is a viable living but doesn't have to involve dragging oneself through the mud 8 hours a day?

Dr_Zoidberg November 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Dominatrix?

SorosBot November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Porn?

EatsBabyDingos November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Supreme benign dictator?

BerkeleyBear November 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Sanitation Engineer (dirt, yes – mud, no).

HogeyeGrex November 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Proctologist?

Mumbletypeg November 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Link to earlier-mentioned GE tax-bypass post.
Thanks for the snark/ sorry for my rant~

Mojopo November 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

¡ Vacuous Twat 2016 !

Oblios_Cap November 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Marco Rubio, empty suit.

Actually, his position is the same as the one previously articulated by one G.W. Bush.

I never thought that I would ever use the words "articulated" and G.W. Bush in the same sentence.

BerkeleyBear November 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Well, you now W can't pronounce it – although I'd kinda like to see him try.

HogeyeGrex November 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I thought I remembered it going even farther back. Wasn't this sort of Leona Helmsley's "little people" defense?

W did popularize this whole mindset, though, and look how awesome that turned out!

Fairtackle November 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

So he is saying he is too lazy to fix the tax loopholes?

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

He's certainly stating, pretty clearly and publicly, that he's def not interested in fixing the tax loopholes.

HogeyeGrex November 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

For values of lazy that are spelled c-o-r-r-u-p-t.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

No, it's only Democratic browns that are lazy.

MegPasadena November 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

If you have to be so blunt.
At least Rmoney was talking about closing unspecified loopholes.

One_who_wanders November 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Lazy or stupid. Or as HogeyeGrex notes corrupt.

Mittens Howell, III November 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

"bipartisan dumb."

But only one party showed up with the dumb. SIKE!!

EatsBabyDingos November 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

He is not wearing a flag pin. He is, ipso farto, a Sleestak.

Callyson November 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.

Yeah, I don't think Thucydides intended that as a policy platform, Rubio…

/FFS

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Kid Combover would only be interested in Thucydides if it were a new (and untested) drug being pushed by Big Pharma…

Dr_Zoidberg November 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

If this is the best the GOP can come up with, then 2016 should be a great year for the Democrats!

SigDeFlyinMonky November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

The rich aren't like you or me. They own Paraguay and their money has wings.

Dr_Zoidberg November 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I heard their money sparkles in the sun like rainbows.

SubhumanVarmint November 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Or like Mormon vampires in badly written novels.

Mittens Howell, III November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Lookit! Rubio is patting his tiny invisible unicorn. AWWW, so cute.

OneYieldRegular November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Vision like this is what gave Mitt Romney a landslide victory.

Aridzona November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

This dork will always be Ricky Ricardo to me.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

"Loosy, you got a whole lot of obstructionatin' to do."

Crank_Tango November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

New face? More like the new ears of the GOP.

Seriously, that fucker can hear Castro with those things.

PsycWench November 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I remain amazed that apparently the wealthy are willing to contribute big bucks to their political parties to reduce taxes, they are willing to pay big bucks to accountants to reduce taxes but God forbid they actually just pay the taxes.

Ruhe November 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Having the time to do the math is only one of their many luxuries.

Veritas78 November 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm

It tells you something about the amount of taxes they expect that they might be asked to pay, like perhaps enough to solve a lot of our problems.

SoBeach November 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Throw a couple in jail for tax evasion and the rest will start paying.

Veritas78 November 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Hang Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon from street lamps and they'll pay even faster.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

“And it was bipartisan dumb. So the people want bipartisanship, there you have it.”

I bet I can guess which side provided more of the dumb.

SorosBot November 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

And since some people will always get behind the will while shitfaced drunk, why should we have laws against drunk driving anyway?

hagajim November 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Keep on flogging this dead horse GOP.

NotLloyd November 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

As a fictional millionaire I see nothing wrong with this.

Lascauxcaveman November 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I'm sorta looking forward to this whole "fiscal cliff" dealy.

Not in the slowing-down-the-economy-again sense, but in the Republicans-stepping-all-over-themselves-to-protect-the-wealthy sense.

Pass the popcorn, pls.

Ruhe November 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

What's interesting is the tone he's striking here though. It's like he wants to avoid sounding like he's defending the 1% and rather wants to sound like he's commiserating with the rest of us. Like, "hey, the rich, what are you gonna do with 'em." Then we all shrug and move along.

BigSkullF*ckingDog November 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Hey GOP! Just because a guy has some o's at the end of his name does not mean he is not as white and hateful as the rest of you.

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Pithily stated!

BigSkullF*ckingDog November 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This guy pithes me off!

Graham Cracker November 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I demand that the government hire lawyers for the 99% so that we can do whatever we want.Too. Also.

Misty Malarky November 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Dear Marco Rubio:

*Why don't you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut? Why don't you take a flying fuck at the mooooooooooooon?

With votes, natch.

* I think this will be my standard reply to every post regarding all of these GOP goombahs.

sbj1964 November 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Mittens could not pick Marco because the late night comedians would have started calling them team Chico&The Man.

Lascauxcaveman November 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Yeah, my orthodontic surgeon always had a shifty look in his eyes, now that you mention it…

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

So, the rich people have enough money to hire lawyers and accountants to weasel out of it.
Instead of paying all that money to those people, why don't they just use it to pay their fucking fair share of the tax burden?"

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

What a concept.

PugglesRule November 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Because "freedom".

LibertyLover November 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Because shut up. That's why.

not that Dewey November 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

The same reason that WalMart paid more in bribes to evade child labor wage restrictions than they would have paid if they had just paid those child laborers decent wages in the first place.

GregComlish November 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I thought the entire point of an S-corporation was that you don't pay any taxes; the taxes inure directly to the owners of the S-Corp. Am I missing something here?

sullivanst November 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Only that the GOP doesn't give a flying fuck about these inconvenient things you call "facts".

elviouslyqueer November 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

So let me get this straight, Mario. You're admitting that your rich GOP cronies are going to go to any means necessary to willingly defraud the government "find loopholes" in order to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. And you're totally okay with that.

Asshole.

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Just a brief reminder on Kid Combover's financial expertise, to date:
http://www.sunshineslate.com/2012/05/01/fec-marco

CapeClod November 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Let's see if they can hire enough lawyers to be a human shield for themselves when the class wars start.

MissTaken November 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

“The billionaires and millionaires that are going to be impacted by higher rates, they can afford to hire the best lawyers, lobbyists and accountants in America to figure out how not to pay those higher rates,”

Ever thought to write a law that doesn't contain loopholes and such that a lawyer can weasel around in? Huh?

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

What are you, some kinda radical? ;0)

T3rbo November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I for one welcome our omnipotent overlords. How dare you question the masters?

SorosBot November 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Let's face it, lawyers and accountants are just the worst people in the world.

bobbert November 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm

ISWYDT

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Bolshevism!

James Michael Curley November 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The incredible complexity of contracts today is a disillusioned attempt to write no loophole contracts.
Just today one of my retained barristers sent a six page newsletter summarizing ways to use the standard force majeure (the defense that an Act of God prevented a party from compliance, etc.) to the advantage of merely choosing to renegotiate various types of contracts. This was related only to the state in which he practices.

T3rbo November 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Yes, the best of all possible worlds. Troubles are just the shadows in a beautiful picture, where rich people are unstoppable, like the Terminator. Therefore, we surrender!

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Does this fucking bolillo even speak Spanish?

snowpointsecret November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

They sell those things at Wal-Mart.

Right, he's a Republican, makes sense.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Also, "biscuit" or "coconut," i.e. brown on the outside, white on the inside.

snowpointsecret November 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Oh, I figured, but I couldn't pass up the joke.

BadKitty904 November 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

My bf was born in Miami and is of Cuban descent. He can barely even say Rubio's name without foaming at the mouth. The only time I've ever heard his mother – a very sweet, devoutly Catholic abuelita – swear was when she described Rubio as "that God-damned son of a bitch"…

Beowoof November 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I am surprised that Zorro has not made a come back in Florida. With evil government such as this he is needed.

smokefilledroommate November 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

When did Chico actually become The Man?

ph7 November 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

“The billionaires and millionaires that are going to be impacted by higher rates, they can afford to hire the best lawyers, lobbyists and accountants in America to figure out how not to pay those higher rates”

I understand a Guillotine tax has fewer loopholes.

HogeyeGrex November 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Just the one that fits snugly around the neck.

Or was that the gallows tax?

BerkeleyBear November 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

His point is not entirely invalid, as minimizing tax liability has been a growth industry since Roman times. But it is incredibly stupid as a public policy stance. Similar stances include:

Someone will always break the law, and a few might even get away with murder, so we just shouldn't have any restrictions on homicide.

Kids pee in pools no matter how many signs you put up, so we shouldn't have any restrictions on toxic dumping.

Nuclear accidents can never be completely prevented, so let's tear up the Non-proliferation treaty and let the Iranians and North Koreans do whatever the hell they feel like.

Now, I could go on, but I'm afraid I might eventually stumble on a reasonable policy (like decriminalizing most drug possession) and I wouldn't want to encourage Rubio's line of thinking.

mrblifil November 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Now I have The Mexican Hat Dance running through my head.

DerrickWildcat November 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I think it should be legal to drink and drive because people do it now anyway.

Antispandex November 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Ok, Ok, I see, so if I were thinking of starting up a little drug trafficking business, and since drug traffikers have lots of money for lawyers and such, I shouldn't have any probelms at all with my new business venture? K. See, I didn't think it worked that way.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

"Great GOP Hope Marco Rubio:"

"H" should be "D."

sullivanst November 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Slightly OT, but: Apparently Haley Barbour's decided the GOP's problem was that they didn't have their heads far enough up their asses.

TribecaMike November 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Ted Cruz's 2016 election slogan: Blame Canada.

SayItWithWookies November 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Gee, Senator Rubio, it's too bad there's nothing that can be done to make people — um — comply with the fucking law. I guess we citizens should be addressing this issue to someone in government who can maybe write some sort of bill and make it become a law and all that civics stuff. Any ideas on who to go to for that?

Mojopo November 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

The GOP is so enormously sexed in the butt, that this guy and Bobby Jindal are trying to sound like the reasonable, puppety white ones.

AlaskaGrrl November 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Yeppers. That's sure to get that Latino brown people vote. Way to go GOP!

MinAgain November 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

As a lawyer, I applaud this New World Order in which I am more powerful than the entire federal government. Mwahaha!

SaintRond November 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

That was infuriating.

Some cruel Mitt Romney coverage would be good right about now.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

So, if the rich pay whatever they want, and it doesn't matter what the rates are, let's just raise them anyway. What does it matter?

TribecaMike November 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Marco Rubio may be a little too subtle for a porn name.

LibrarianX November 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Sounds like Rubio borrowed a cup of expertise from Paul (The Wonk) Ryan.

BoroPrimorac November 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Keep that moron talking from now until 2016.

Designer_Rants November 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Was that "S-Corp" link important? Cuz it don't work.

TribecaMike November 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Maybe you have to be a lawyer,

mbobier November 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Good grief…. The Repubs are even causing THEMSELVES to give up in despair when faced with their own corruption! That's some powerful nihilism they've got going, there.

Esteev November 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I wanted to be a millionaire but my parents didn't work hard enough.

GeorgiaBurning November 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

By Marco's logic, health care is a waste of money since everyone dies sometime.

Esteev November 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I knew voting for Obama would be bad for the rich… WHAT HAVE I DONE?!

LibertyLover November 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I am so very glad that we had an election that said that the rest of us want the rich to pay their fair share, aren't you? And now all rich people will happily comply.

Tommmcatt_Again November 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Is it wrong that I find him kinda dreamy?

RalphCrown November 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Do you hear that, you miserable little toads? We own you, all of you! We do what we want, and we get away with it every time! Now set yourself on fire so we can light our cigars.

James Michael Curley November 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Hey Marco! (Polo). Don't get your hopes up. After you spend the next three and a half years campaigning on Tuesday Night at the Republican National Convention in 2016 the conservatives of the Republican Party (read all) are going to dump you like last week's re-fried beans (but with enough salsa the're not too bad).

WaltFrench November 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Meanwhile, a recent chart from the IRS on non-compliance shows small businesses hiding income is the biggest single element of ~ 15% underpayment of legal tax. Not as if Rubio is exposing anything new here.

BoroPrimorac November 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

He's supposed to be the right's answer to Bronco Bamma.

DahBoner November 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Splendid!

I think all these right-wing Cuban-Americans have "helped" America enough.

Isn't it time to go back to your precious island and help your primos out?

HouseOfTheBlueLights November 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm

"And it was bipartisan dumb. So the people want bipartisanship, there you have it.”

Does this mean I get to punch my brother in the face instead of working it out, like mom always makes me do?

veence69 November 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

So begins the lamestream media's attempt to tarnish Marco Rubio by paying attention to and reporting on the things he says..

ttommyunger November 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

First, let's keep it accurate when we hurl insults at minorities we don't like: this Beaner is a Cuban, not a Messican. Second: what do I call a Beaner Oreo? I've got a hunch it has something to do with Tacos, but I can't come up with anything… Little help?

BZ1 November 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

Rickity Ricardo: "blah, blah, blah, etc"

joobajooba November 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

It's clear we need an Obamacare legal program, to "gift" the poors with free lawyers.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Oh the things you will see, should you ever venture to South or Central America.

ChillBill November 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I actually grew up in South America, and also look like one of those "White Messicans." Luckily, I haven't heard from the GOP Latino outreach program yet.

BaldarTFlagass November 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

You could be a congressman (R)!!

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