My Senator, Ladies and Gentlemen


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio issued the following statement regarding Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s defense budget announcement:

“I have long been concerned by the ability of our nation’s runaway spending and debt to weaken our national security, and now we are starting to see the real consequences. The President’s failure to tackle our debt is killing our economy, weakening our national security and threatening the very essence of America’s exceptionalism.

Secretary Panetta’s announcement directly signals to our friends and adversaries America’s diminished ability to project power on a global scale and defend our interests during a very uncertain time. With even more automatic cuts to our national security programs coming next year because of Washington’s failure to rein in the debt, this should be a wake-up call to Washington about the need to get our spending under control. As long as Washington politicians continue borrowing and spending money to grow government and do things government has no business doing, we will be imperiling our people’s security by forcing us to sacrifice strategic national security capabilities.

“I am particularly concerned about the impact these cuts will have on our security interests in the Western Hemisphere. Given the growing influence of Iran in Latin America, the proliferation of violent drug cartels and the dangerous behavior of tyrannical leaders, it is troubling that this President’s failures in Latin America continue to grow on both the diplomatic and security fronts.”

5 Responses to “My Senator, Ladies and Gentlemen”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Trade ya.

    I’ll give you Hutchison and Cornyn.

    I’ll even throw in Sheila Jackson Lee (not worth much beyond the entertainment value).

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Thank you, but no.

    He’s easy on the eyes, for starters, with a KILLER sense of humor. That ALONE kills the deal for the first two, less mind the mere thought of SJL killing my appetite.

  3. kcruella101 says:

    Rubio and Christy would be a lovely ticket

  4. JeffS says:

    I’d trade Murray and Cantwell for a box of rocks ANY day.

    And what Senator Rubio sees as a bug, Obama sees as a feature.

  5. nightfly says:

    Dammit, he’s not running…. why, exactly?

    If Mittens knocks out Obama, well – thanks and all, but I still want Rubio and Jindal to primary him in ’16.

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