Marco Rubio

(Marco Antonio Rubio)

Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio
  • Born: May 28, 1971
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Are our problems moving faster than our ability to solve them? Management & Managing Government
Everybody spies on everybody. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
Foreign policy should be strategic, not tactical. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
If you owe $50,000 for your education, you are not going to be able to start a small business when you graduate. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
In this political climate, there is no possibility of passing anything comprehensive. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
It is difficult for people to listen to you about taxes and government if they believe you want to deport their grandmother. Immigration & Emigration
The 21st century workforce should not have to accept 20th century educational methods. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Tourists are interested in going to the beach, not in promoting democracy.. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
We [Republicans] don’t need any new ideas. Political Parties & Machines
We can't ignore the fact that this country has a legacy of racism....We cannot be a leader in the 21st century if a significant portion of our population feels locked out of the future. Discrimination & Prejudice
We must know more about our adversaries than they know about us. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
We’re not sent here to poll well. We’re here to make a difference. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
You can’t fix legal immigration until you fix illegal immigration. Immigration & Emigration
A sense that with the blessings that God bestowed upon this land, came the responsibility to make the world a better place. Religion & God
America is not perfect. It took a bloody civil war to free over 4 million African Americans who lived enslaved. It took another hundred years after that before they achieved full equality under the law. Equality & Equal Opportunity ;War & Peace
America is the story of everyday people who did extraordinary things. A story woven deep into the fabric of our society. Society
Americans believe in the value of immigration. We are the most generous nation on earth to immigrants, allowing over one million people a year to come here legally.
Americans believe with all their heart, the vast majority of them, and the vast majority of Floridians, that the United States of America is simply the single greatest nation in all of human history. History
Americans chose a limited government that exists to protect our rights, not to grant them. Government
And here's the fact: the fact is it doesn't solve the problem. First of all, if you taxed these people at 100 percent, basically next year you said, 'Look, every penny you make next year the government's going to take it from you,' it still doesn't solve the debt. Government
And I think for some - not all - but for some Democrats, the issue of immigration is better politically if they just leave it the way it is now because they can use it against Republicans.
And if we capture any of these ISIS killers alive, they are going to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and we're going to find out everything they know, because when I'm president, unlike Barack Obama, we will keep this country safe.
And so, whether they came here on the Mayflower, on a slave ship, or on an airplane from Havana, we are all descendants of the men and women who built here the nation that saved the world. Women
Anyone who doesn't agree with the Left's approach to immigration oftentimes gets stigmatized as anti-immigrant or anti-Hispanic.
As I've learned in my time in the state legislature, important legislation is always a work in progress. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Big government doesn't help the middle class, it buries it. Government
Big government helps the people who have made it. It doesn't help the people who are trying to make it; it crushes the people who are trying to make it. Government
But America was founded on the principle that every person has God-given rights. That power belongs to the people. That government exists to protect our rights and serve our interests. That we shouldn't be trapped in the circumstances of our birth. That we should be free to go as far as our talents and work can take us. Power ;Government ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Climate is always evolving, and natural disaster have always existed.
Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Conservatism is about empowering people to catch up, to give them the tools at their disposable that make it possible for them to access all the hope, all the promise, all the opportunity that America offers. And our programs to help them should reflect that. Hope
Conservatives aren't anti-immigrant - conservatives are pro-legal immigration.
Despite our differences, I know that both Republicans and Democrats love America. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Do not be afraid to offer ideas that draw opposition. Remember, if no one is against your idea, then your idea probably doesn't do anything.
Every nation on the Earth that embraces market economics and the free enterprise system is pulling millions of its people out of poverty. The free enterprise system creates prosperity, not denies it.
Every single one of us is the descendant of a go-getter. Of dreamers and of believers.
Everything that I will ever accomplish, I owe to God, to my parent's sacrifices, and to the United States of America. Religion & God
Exile is not a time frame. Exile is an experience. It's a sentiment. Time
For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for. Government
Free enterprise makes people prosperous, all people prosperous, and big government makes people poorer. Government
From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts, we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history. History
Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer. Hope
How come liberals never admit that they're liberal? They've now come up with a new word called 'progressive,' which I thought was an insurance company but apparently it's a label.
I am privileged to be a citizen of the single greatest society in all of human history. Society ;History
I believe Jesus Christ is God. I believe He loves every single human being that has ever lived, no matter what they have done, even if they don't believe in Him. Religion & God
I believe with all my heart that God still destines for us an even better future and the opportunity to continue to serve as an inspiration to the world. Future ;Religion & God
I challenge the Republican nominees and all Republicans to not just be the anti-illegal immigration party. That's not who we are and that's not who we should be we should be the pro-legal immigration party.
I don't ever remember them telling us or teaching us that the only way we could be more successful is if other people were less successful. They never inculcated the belief that somehow, in order for us to climb the ladder, other people have to come down from the ladder.
I feel bad for the kids that are in school right now and the young people all across America who don't realize that the grownups who are supposed to be running this country are the verge of leaving them as the first generation of Americans worse off than the generation before.
I think there are many in the Democratic Party that want immigration to be unsolved issue at least for the time being, because it's more useful as a campaign issue than it is as a solved issue. Time
I think there are some in the Democratic Party - not all - but I think there are some people in the Democratic Party that think that the immigration issue is more valuable to them unsolved. That it gives them something to talk about, that they can go back to Hispanic communities and make unrealistic promises every two years and win votes.
I think there is a real misunderstanding about what the Tea Party movement is. The Tea Party movement is a sentiment in America that government is broken - both parties are to blame - and if we don't do something soon, this exceptional country will be lost, and it will become just like everybody else. Government
I would love nothing more than compromise. But I would say to you that compromise that's not a solution is a waste of time. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I would say to you that Americans of Hispanic descent want desperately to give their children the chances they never had.
If my house was on fire, I can't compromise about which part of the house I'm going to save. You save the whole house or it will all burn down. We either save this country or we do not.
If you're the cashier at Burger King, of course you make less than the manager or even the CEO. The issue is whether you're stuck being a cashier for the rest of your life. Life
I'm going to be working the next 25 or 30 years. People like me, if we want, number one, for no benefit reductions for our parents and our grandparents, number two, for the system to survive and exist for us, and, more importantly, number three, for the system to exist for us children, we are going to have to make reforms to that system.
I'm proud of the fact that the Republican Party is the pro-life party on the issue of life. Life
In America you have the right to worship any way you choose. That's why virtually every faith and every denomination on Earth has a presence in our land. You have a right to not believe in God at all. Religion & God
It's easier to sell cotton candy than it is to sell broccoli to somebody, but the broccoli is better for you, and the same thing with a limited government. Government
I've seen how the left has used it to accuse opponents of their version of reform of being bigots and racists.
Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days. Time ;Leaders & Leadership
Let us agree here today to adopt among ourselves a simple and unwritten rule. We will not rise to criticize someone else's idea unless we are prepared to offer an alternative idea of our own.
My Dad used to tell us: 'En este pais, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos' 'In this country, you will be able to accomplish all the things we never could.' Families, Children & Parenting
My dad was a bartender. My mom was a cashier, a maid and a stock clerk at K-Mart. They never made it big. They were never rich. And yet they were successful. Because just a few decades removed from hopelessness, they made possible for us all the things that had been impossible for them. Families, Children & Parenting
My parents were working class folks. My dad was a bartender for most of his life, my mom was a maid and a cashier and a stock clerk at WalMart. We were not people of financial means in terms of significant financial means. I always told them, 'I didn't always have what I wanted. I always had what I needed.' My parents always provided that. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
Never has the political class or the mainstream media that covers them been more out of touch with the American people than they are today.
No community values entrepreneurship and small business more than the Hispanic community. Business, Commerce & Finance
No economic system is perfect. But the American Free Enterprise system has empowered millions of people in the past. I know, because I saw it with my own eyes.
Our national motto is 'In God we Trust,' reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all. Trust ;Religion & God ;Citizenship & Patriotism
Our problem with President Obama isn't that he's a bad person. By all accounts, he too is a good husband, and a good father - and thanks to lots of practice, a pretty good golfer.
People are frustrated. This is the most generous country in the world when it comes to immigration. There are a million people a year who legally immigrate to the United States, and people feel like we're being taken advantage of. We feel like despite our generosity, we're being taken advantage of.
People have a right to be a Democrat. People have a right to be wrong. I know they're the same thing.
Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay: it is pro-traditional marriage. And if support for traditional marriage is bigotry, then Barack Obama was a bigot until just before the 2012 election. Families, Children & Parenting
That thought process that somehow other people have to be worse off in order for you to be better off does not work. People get on boats people jump fences to get away from that kind of thought process. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn't really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that. Fame
The Democrats never fight about who is more like Jimmy Carter.
The greatest thing that we can do for the world is be America.
The Hispanic community understands the American Dream and have not forgotten what they were promised - that in the U.S., a free market system, allows us all to succeed economically, achieve stability and security for your family and leave your children better off than yourselves. Families, Children & Parenting
The idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hardworking middle class taxpayers - that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. Time ;Government
The No. 1 issue in the Hispanic American community is 'How do I leave my children better off than myself?
The president we have today is a typical Washington politician that's prone to hyperbole and decisiveness and false outrage. And I think it's very sad - very sad to watch.
The problem is that we are trying to prepare people for the new economy using a higher education system built for the old economy. As a result, many high-skilled, high-paying industries suffer from a shortage of labor, while too many low-paying industries suffer from a surplus. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The reason why I'm here today is to explain why I am running and what I will do if you give me the honor and the privilege of representing you in the United States Senate. Now I'm running for the United State Senate for a simple reason, and that is... I want to win a Nobel Peace prize. War & Peace
The Second Amendment is a constitutional right. I didn't make it up, the Republican Party didn't make it up. It's in the Constitution. I think it's just as important as any of the other rights in our constitution.
The second truism that we must understand is that poverty does not create our social problems, our social problems create our poverty.
The vast majority of the American people are hard-working taxpayers who take responsibility for their families, go to work every day, they pay their mortgage on time, they volunteer in their community. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poorer, it's by making poor people richer.
There are millions of women who are trapped in lower-paying jobs and don't have the skills for a higher-paying job, and don't have the money or the time to access the higher education that they need for a better job. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Time ;Women
There is a role for government, but no matter how much money the government spends, it will never be able to take the place of parents and strong families. Government ;Money, Coins & Minting
These terrorists aren't trying to kill us because we offended them. They attack us because they want to impose their view of the world on as many people as they can, and America is standing in their way.
They made it to the middle class, my dad working as a bartender and my mother as a cashier and a maid. I didn't inherit any money from them. But I inherited something far better - the real opportunity to accomplish my dreams. Families, Children & Parenting ;Money, Coins & Minting
This is the greatest society in all of human history, the greatest country ever. Many of the decisions being made in Washington today by both parties are threatening that greatness. And if we stay on this road we're on right now, our children are going to be the first Americans ever to inherit a diminished country. Society ;History
This is the only country in the world where today's employee, is tomorrow's employer.
To tackle the big and relevant issues of the day with bold and innovative ideas is without question the most rewarding way to serve.
Ultimately, your economy has to be measured in the real eyes of real people, not simply in statistics that appear in newspapers about the unemployment rate and so forth.
Unfortunately, President Obama's failed policies of new regulations, higher taxes, and Obamacare and his anti-business rhetoric have hit Hispanics especially hard. Big government really hurts those who are trying to make it. Government
We are special because we've been united not by a common race or ethnicity. We're bound together by common values. That family is the most important institution in society. That almighty God is the source of all we have. Society ;Religion & God ;Families, Children & Parenting
We cannot allow our fears and our disappointments to lead us into silence and into inaction. Because this country that God has blessed us with, it is worth fighting for. Religion & God
We don't need new taxes. We need new taxpayers, people that are gainfully employed, making money and paying into the tax system. And then we need a government that has the discipline to take that additional revenue and use it to pay down the debt and never grow it again. Government ;Money, Coins & Minting
We have a government that borrows $4 billion a day. We have a government that owes trillions of dollars in debt, half of that to foreigners, most of that to Chinese investors. I don't - that is extreme. Not only is it extreme. It's insane and it's unsustainable. Government
We have a legal immigration system that's outdated, it's primarily based on whether you have family members living here. In the 21st century, it has to be more of a merit-based system, and that is why our legal immigration system is in need of modernization. Families, Children & Parenting ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
We have built a government so large and so expensive here in Washington that not even the richest economy in the history of mankind can afford it. That's how big it's gotten. History ;Government
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity. Society ;Leaders & Leadership
We need to even out the tax code for small businesses so that we lower their tax rate to 25 percent, just as we need to lower it for all businesses.
We need to have a regulatory budget in America that limits the amount of regulations on our economy. We need to repeal and replace Obamacare, and we need to improve higher education so that people can have access to the skills they need for 21st century jobs. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
We need to make sure our government programs encourage work, not dependence. Government ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
We need to repeal and replace Dodd-Frank. We need to make America fair again for all businesses, but especially those being run by small business owners. Business, Commerce & Finance
We need transparency in government spending. We need to put each government expenditure online so every Floridian can see where their tax money is being spent. Government ;Money, Coins & Minting
We should be the pro-legal immigration party. A party that has a positive platform and agenda on how we can create a legal immigration system that works for immigrants and works for America. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
We're special because dreams that are impossible anywhere else, come true here. That's not just my story. That's your story. That's our story.
We've had hurricanes in Florida forever. And the question is, 'What do we do about the fact that we have built expensive structures, real estate and population centers, near those vulnerable areas?'
We've never been people that go around and confront people that have been financially successful and say, 'We hate you. We envy you because of how well you're doing.' Business, Commerce & Finance
What I have advocated is that we pass law in this country that says all human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection. In fact, I think that law already exists. It is called the Constitution of the United States. Life
What is the conservative movement? It's pretty straightforward. We believe that the way prosperity is created is when people have the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Freedom & Liberty
When I am the president of the United States of America, we don't know who you are, and we don't know why you're trying to come to the United States, you are not going to get in, because the radical threat that we now face from ISIS is extraordinary and unprecedented and when I'm president, we are keeping ISIS out of America.
When I'm president of the United States, we're going to have a VA that cares more about our veterans than about the bureaucrats who work at the VA. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When was the last time you heard news accounts of a boatload of American refugees arrive on the shores of another country? Time
When you talk about entitlement programs, it's not just about - it's not about cutting those programs. It is about saving those programs. Those programs are on a path of fiscal unsustainability.
While Ebola's deadly reach has proven to be a complex and unique international challenge, the many uncertainties surrounding this virus continue to threaten U.S. national security.
With unemployment still abysmally high, the Obama economy is crushing Hispanics' dreams for their children to live a better life. Life
You cannot do anything without God. It's a profound and elemental truth. Not, you cannot do most things without God. You will not be able to do anything that you want, truly, in fulfillment, without God. Truth ;Religion & God
You cannot give up on the American dream. We cannot allow our fears and our disappointments to lead us into silence and into inaction.
You cannot go to someone who is 65 or 70 years of age and tell 'em, 'This program that you retired relying on is now being pulled out from underneath you.'
You cannot grant amnesty. If the American people see us granting amnesty they will never again believe in legal immigration. They will never again support it, and that's wrong for our country, bad for our future. Future ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
You know those movies where the people in the audience are screaming, 'Don't go in that door!' because you know the killer is there? Well, it is the same thing with this debt. We know how this ends. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
You know what the fastest growing religion in America is? Statism. The growing reliance on government. Religion & God ;Government