Thursday, September 24, 2009

Marco Rubio Signs Laura Ingraham's "TEN for '10" Petition

Miami, FL– U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio today highlighted his support for 10 ideas to empower Americans and take back Washington. During a radio interview this morning on "The Laura Ingraham Show," Rubio signed the "Ten For '10" petition, which consists of policies affecting taxes, national security and energy, among other key issue areas.

BACKGROUND: "Ten For '10"

Idea 1: Taxpayers' Bill of Rights (TABOR). Marco supports limiting federal spending growth to the percentage in population growth plus the rate of inflation. He will also work to provide taxpayers the option of filing a post card-sized tax return using a low, flat tax rate of 15 percent.

Idea 2: End taxpayer-funded abortions. Marco supports stopping federal payments to Planned Parenthood as well as prohibiting any taxpayer-subsidized health insurance plan from covering abortion.

Idea 3: Defend America's borders. Marco supports the implementation of America's border protection initiatives, using remaining funds from the so-called stimulus bill.

Idea 4: King Dollar. Marco will support policies that preserve a strong dollar, protecting Americans from having their savings wiped out by inflation and maintaining the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency.

Idea 5: Empower American business. America's corporate tax rate is currently among the highest in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In order to ensure America remains a place where businesses want to invest and create jobs, Marco supports slashing corporate tax rates to 15 percent and scrapping the capital gains tax altogether.

Idea 6: Defend America. Marco will work to strengthen America, defend our homeland and fully fund an operational, layered missile-defense system.

Idea 7: Statism exit plan. Marco supports the de-funding of government czars, immediately ceasing bailout payments to failed companies and banning future bailouts.

Idea 8: End generational theft. Marco is running for U.S. Senate to ensure America continues the now-threatened tradition of passing down a stronger, more prosperous America to future generations of Americans. As few believe America's entitlement programs will be able to pay benefits to future generations, Marco supports providing younger workers the choice of diverting Social Security payroll taxes into personal retirement accounts. Seniors and near-retirees would not be affected.

Idea 9: Restore America's system of justice. Marco supports penalties for frivolous lawsuits, whereby those who launch unsuccessful lawsuits are liable for the defendants' legal bills.

Idea 10: American energy independence. Marco supports an all-of-the-above energy strategy that embraces alternatives, expands and accelerates exploration and production of oil and natural gas, and jumpstarts dramatic increases in nuclear power.

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