Posted by Curt on 14 March, 2011 at 8:25 am. Be the first to comment!


Today, freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) announced that he “will no longer support short-term budget plans.” In a sternly worded press release, Rubio decried the spending debate in Washington as “absurd political theatre.” He slammed Democrats in Congress for failing to pass a budget last year and for refusing to propose meaningful spending cuts in recent weeks, and an “absent” President Obama for his “lack of leadership.”

“All this has led to a very predictable outcome: Washington politicians of both parties scrambling to put together two and three week plans to keep funding the government, while not fundamentally changing the behavior that has gotten us into this mess to begin with,” he said. “Running our government on the fumes of borrowed spending is unacceptable, short-sighted and dangerous. I commend the efforts of House and Senate Republican leaders to deal with this, but I did not come to the U.S. Senate to be part of some absurd political theatre.”

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