Rubio Unveils Plan To Increase Taxes On Middle-Class Americans

by The Blaze  |  published on April 15, 2015

MarcoRubioAccording to Politico, Rubio’s plan is designed to “reward families with children while slashing levies on business and investment income but keeping a top rate personal income rate of 35 percent, far higher than many Republicans would like.”

Though 35 percent is a slight cut from the current top rate of 39.6 percent, Politico noted that because it could apply to incomes as low as $75,000, Rubio’s plan could actually represent a tax hike for anyone making over $75,000.

“You think, ‘OK, this guy will be small government. Low taxes. He will be the man,'” Beck said on his radio program. “Not so much.”

Beck’s co-host Stu Burguiere noted that there are tax credits for children, but Beck said the government has no business adjusting your taxes based on the size of your family.

  • Don’t know how “politico” has managed to spin this one… I have listened to & watched just about every single one of Sen. Rubio’s appearances… & did not get the same impression about his proposed Tax plans as Politico is stating. What I have understood is that he is proposing a far more equatable & balanced tax system… & one that does not have complicated forms to fill out… His plans may also minimize if not completely get rid of the IRS… a change we could all use. Lesson = not to believe everything every site tells us, without further research. It’s a while before we have to decide on the most suitable candidate for 2016 POTUS, so let’s take our time, get the FACTS straight & not rush to judgement because of reinterpreted “accounts” from any source.

  • Deborah

    This was regarding Cruz, but should be for Marco Rubio as well. Sorry for the mispelling.

  • Deborah

    First, I have to hear him say it. These sites push agendas for these are the rules for his entitlement…
    There are a certain set of rules for those born after November 14, 1986, but I’m focusing on the rules at the time of Cruz’s birth, which are the rules that were in effect from December 24, 1952 – November 14, 1986. A person born abroad between those dates is a U.S. citizen upon birth if all of the following are true:

    The person’s parents were married at the time of birth;
    One of the person’s parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born;
    The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child’s birth; and
    A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent’s 14th birthday.
    By these very definitions of the law, it would appear that Cruz is a natural-born citizen and thus meets the qualifications to run for president if he decided to do so. This also does one more thing, as well.

  • Raymond Hartmann

    Nice but not that nice. He is way off the mark on the Income Tax and some other issues. A very nervous person while speaking before the camera both on the Republican rebuttal and the Hannity interview – does not bode well!

  • David in MA

    Hey, Folks…. Rubio is NOT Constitutionally qualified to be the American president, more so than the current illegal one.

    • gordon

      We have had enough of questionable person who have a split idea of America.

  • Linda

    This won’t get him very far. Why punish people who don’t have kids because they have a certain level of income that isn’t in the “rich” category or anywhere near it? He will not get my vote thinking this way. Another RINO if you ask me.

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