We’ve selected issues that are of particular interest to millennials this upcoming election season.
Here’s Marco Rubio on the issues.
- Energy independence: Rubio intends to optimize America’s natural resources, which includes approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, expediting approval of American natural gas exports, and empowering states to control onshore energy development within their borders.
- Gun control: Rubio is a stanch supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms as he believes that the 2nd Amendment is a cornerstone of our democracy. He voted no on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets and stated that he is opposed to increasing gun laws because criminals will ignore gun laws because they’re criminals.
- Healthcare: Rubio wants to repeal Obamacare. Instead, he wants to “work with Congress to create an advanceable, refundable tax credit that all Americans can use to purchase health insurances.” He hopes to reform insurance to lower costs and protect those who are uninsured.
- Jobs and the economy: Rubio believes that we have to work with the technological boom that has occurred globally. This means opposing efforts to cede Internet regulatory power to the International Telecommunications Union. Additionally, he wants to modernize our national lab system and strengthen our science labs and research.
- LGBT issues: Rubio is opposed to same-sex marriage, opposes LGBT couples adopting children, and voted against ENDA which was legislation that implemented equal opportunity and protections to LGBT Americans.
- Minimum wage: Rubio is opposed to an increase in federal minimum wage.
- Tuition and student loans: Rubio wants to establish “a new accreditation process that welcomes low-cost, innovative provides.” He proposed an idea called Student Investment Plans, “which would let students partner with investors who would pay their tuition in return for a percentage of their earnings for a few years after graduation.”
- Welfare systems: Rubio wants to help expand the middle class. He doesn’t believe the federal government is the whole solution to resolving income inequality.
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