Senator Marco Rubio to Obama: You’re Turning America Into a “Deadbeat Nation”

Senator Marco Rubio blasted President Obama today for turning America into what he called a “deadbeat nation.”
Human Events reported:

In a scathing letter sent to Barack Obama this 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.

Here is Senator Rubio’s letter to the president:
1.6.12 – Obama Debt Ceiling Letter – FINAL

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  • mercador

    I hope that many other Congress people will join him. This administration is ridiculous.

  • HadEnough

    Mark….time for you to pile on and help get this @ssclown out of the WH….you my man would be the lead to help bring that change……….

  • Patty

    Tough words? The truth and Rubio will make a great President some day. He is one who will make great strides in Washington.

    “When you served in the Senate in 2006, you called raising the debt limit “a sign of leadership failure.” Using your own standard, this request will mark your sixth ‘sign of leadership failure’ on the debt ceiling issue alone,” he wrote.

    “Throughout our history, Americans have revered courageous leaders and celebrated them as profiles in courage. Unfortunately, the first three years of your presidency have been a profile in leadership failure.

    “While you may choose to run your re-election campaign against a ‘Do-Nothing Congress,’ your insistence on doing nothing to meaningfully tackle our debt poses a direct threat to America’s exceptional character and is leading us toward a diminished future.”

    Obama is poised to ask Congress for a $1.2 trillion increase in the debt ceiling as the second part of the acrimonious deal worked out last summer.

    Rubio, who is being touted as a possible Republican vice-presidential candidate, said he will vote against it unless it comes with meaningful spending reduction plans.

    “Instead of making debt ceiling increases a routine Washington exercise, we need to make it routine to actually spend no more than we take in. Until then, I will oppose your request to continue borrowing and spending recklessly,” he wrote.
    read much more @! link

  • donh

    Another paper tiger republican whining and complaining about a President abusing powers you handed him on a silver platter . WE did our job electing a Republican Majority 2010. YOU Mr Rubio FAILED to do your job in selling out our very right to approve future debt increases. Instead of fighting the good fight , you flush flimsy letters into the media which are nothing but soiled toilet paper wiped by cowardly Republican quislings .

  • http://GatewayPundit Cutlers bad Thumb

    Bingo ……. Well said Mr Rubio…..

    Let the truth set us free……

  • Militant Conservative

    #3 January 6, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Patty commented:

    Rubio cannot be president Patty. Constitutionally


  • Fionnagh

    I have come to believe that this is all grandstanding. “Don’t blame me, I wrote the President and called him to task.”

    Don’t WRITE.


  • Detroyes


    It should read “You’re”, NOT “Your” !

  • Warthog

    Patty pointed this out already but here’s the full 2006 quote:

    The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
    Barrack Obama 3/20/2006

    I would just keep throwing his own words at him.

  • Patty

    On this weekend’s “Inside Washington,” columnist for the Washington Post Charles Krauthammer said that freshman Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio would be the eventual running mate of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

    Rubio, however, has insisted on numerous occasions that he will not be a candidate for vice president of the United States, but that isn’t stopping the pundits from making that prediction.

    Read more:

    Wow, it seems if Rubio can’t be President, maybe VP but Rubio says no. Still the pundits are pressuring him.

  • lynched1

    One of my favorite politicians.

  • Patty


    Absolutely, that is the name of the game.

    Use Obama’s own words against him. That is the Campaign! And has we all type here I recall Rush Limbaugh two weeks ago saying. The Obama machine will say that the economy is up and employment is down. Obama will twist EVERYTHING for the next 11 months. If I could find that transcript it would be great to read. Rush is right!

    spin begins.

  • Patty

    correction: unemployment is down

  • donh

    It is political grandstanding to deflect Republican’s own personal responsibility for collaborating with evil and avoid the due electoral reckoning from a gang raped Tea constituancy.

  • Curt Cowley

    Militant Conservative said
    “Rubio cannot be president Patty. Constitutionally


    Why ? Being born in Miami in 1971 is a disqualifier, but being born in Honolulu in 1961 is not?

  • darcy

    Paper tiger is right; what utter nonsense: “I will oppose . . . unless.” Unless real measures are taken. You’re kidding me. Real measures????

    Just who exactly is going to enact “real” measures, written on a piece of paper, signed today and put in the dust bin tomorrow?

    Here’s the language Rubio should have used if he were serious, which he’s not: Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will I support an increase in the debt ceiling. Rather, I will do whatever it takes to rally support behind immediate decreases in spending — WHATEVER IT TAKES — and we WILL DO IT. Then NAME the first target for reductions, the second, and the third, so that the American people may SEE with their own eyes that you are true to your word and mean what you say.

  • Redwine

    Even though it’s a good response, at least Rubio spoke up. Where are the rest of the so-called Conservatives?

    BTW – For Jim (your headline) – It’s Senator Marco Rubio to Obama: You’re Turning America Into a “Deadbeat Nation”

    For those out there who have poor understanding of the spelling of words that sound the same, but are spelled differently (homophones), please use this great table:

  • [email protected]

    Any chance this blog can ever get its act together with the spelling, punctuation and grammar?

    It’s “you’re”, not “your.”

  • CaroleJ

    Senator Marco Rubio to Obama: Your Turning America Into a “Deadbeat Nation”



  • Patriot Act

    Regarding the 2006 quote, Oblama apparently had a sane person writing speeches for him back then. We all know that he’s not capable of writing articulate (or accurate) prose of his own.