Rubio To Obama: You Are Turning America Into A ‘Deadbeat Nation’


mark-rubioIn a scathing letter sent to Barack Obama Friday morning, Senator Marco Rubio said that under the President’s first term in office, “more and more people have come to believe that America is becoming a deadbeat nation.”

Rubio went on to pledge that he would challenge any further increase in the debt ceiling, arguing that “we [Congress] need to make it routine to actually spend no more than we take in.” In the letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS, the Florida Senator said that President Obama’s upcoming request to increase the debt ceiling by a whopping $1.2 trillion will cause the nation’s public debt to surpass the $16 trillion mark.

“I will oppose your request to continue borrowing and spending recklessly.”

President Obama is expected to request the new borrowing power from Congress once the Senate and House return from their holiday recess.

The president must notify Congress when the debt closes within $100 billion of the ceiling, according to the Budget Control Act passed in August. This triggers for Congress their only available option to block an increase, in this case $1.2 trillion, by passing legislation. However, even if the House and Senate do that, the president can still veto their objections. In short, there is very little Republicans can do in a Democratic-controlled Senate to block an increase.

If President Obama led the charge to reduce the country’s unsustainable debt in mid 2011 rather than punt the enterprise to a “Super Committee,” asserted Rubio, we’d already be on a pathway toward economic growth and prosperity. “Unfortunately, the first three years of your presidency have been a profile in leadership failure.”

The letter concludes: “America deserves leaders who will stand front and center, level with the American people about our challenges and offer real solutions to solve them. Instead of simply asking for another debt ceiling increase, I urge you to come forward with a real plan to tackle our debt in 2012.”

{Human Events/ Newscenter}


  1. A republican would hold the tap shut while you try to take a drink. Rubio is a fascinating fellow. Hispanic and youthful. He is the king of the checkered square peg. Just do not let him fool you because his office is a round hole. Good luck folks. You’ll get what you deserve with Rubio if you ever promote him higher. A checkered flag with a dinner jacket that has a bright smiley face on its upper left pocket. But rest assured that Mr. Obama is quite well and working hard for a very intelligen group of human beings, the liberal minded Americans who understand the constitution and understand human interests and human suffering. So if you ask me, wait and see what Mr. Rubio does. He is a smart guy of course, but his office is really not as oval as the rest seem to think. Good luck.

  2. “Beethoven’s Friend”
    What are you smoking (or snorting)?
    Have you maybe gotten a head start on “Ad dilo yoda”?

  3. I am smoking your own lifestyle of ignorance and elusive foolishness and it makes me high on normalcy and intellect. Try cashing in and taking back your greed for friendship.

  4. you have no idea who this person is but resort to the most simplistic of retorts. You represent the conservatives very well my friend.