|Marco is celebrating a very good year.|
It's been a great year politically for Rubio, from defeating both a Democrat and Democrat-in-disguise Governor Oompa Loompa to getting included on nearly every Republican's wish lists for 2012 presidential or vice-presidential candidates.
Part of the reason for Rubio's ongoing popularity is his willingness to speak directly and confidently on the issues, no matter how difficult.
Case in point: this op-ed written by Rubio for the Miami Herald, on the topic of Medicare reform:
Miami Herald | Looking for Medicare solutions, not politics as usual
...Rep. Paul Ryan has offered a plan that would make no changes whatsoever for anyone age 55 and older. I support it because, right now, it is the only plan out there that helps save Medicare. Democrats oppose it. Fine. But, if they have a better way to save Medicare, what are they waiting for to show us? What is their plan to save Medicare?Here's a YouTube video of Rubio with further discussion of the need to reform Medicare:
Either show us how Medicare survives without any changes or show us what changes you propose we make. Anyone who supports doing nothing is a supporter of bankrupting Medicare.
Where is the House Democrat plan to save Medicare?
Where is the Senate Democrat plan to save Medicare?
Where is President Obama’s plan to save Medicare?
They have no plan to save it, and they do not plan to offer one. They have decided that winning their next election is more important than saving Medicare for my mother and retirees like her...
YouTube | SenatorMarcoRubio | Sen. Rubio: "Why We Must Save Medicare"
Happy Birthday, Senator Rubio!
Thanks for all you do to represent Floridians. Keep up the great work.