“These funds will allow us to continue the fight to restore our military and our nation’s role in the world, and given the recent news about the nation’s stagnant economy, advocate for conservative solutions to an inefficient tax code and education reform so all Americans have a chance to pursue their dreams”. “That money would be an immediate economic boost, but because Apple would be punished for bringing it back, they choose not to”.
On higher education, Rubio vowed to “bust the cartel” of existing colleges and universities by creating a new accreditation process.
Rubio criticized the country’s current tax system for being unfavorable to large corporations and small businesses alike, a factor that he said contributes to companies shifting their employees and headquarters overseas. His campaign said Rubio would allow lower-cost alternative education providers, such as the online Khan Academy, to earn accreditation.
The Florida Republican has crafted an image as a younger alternative to Hillary Clinton – which he continued Tuesday with jabs at “Clinton’s time machine to yesterday” – but also implicitly contrasts himself with another frontrunner, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
In prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press, Rubio says, “We need a new president for a new age”.
Since then he has lobbied for sweeping conservative changes in higher education.
As to how he would deal with the problem of crushing student loan debt many people face today, Rubio said he’s proposed an idea called Student Investment Plans.
He said he will put a ceiling on the amount USA regulations “can cost our economy”, saying that such federal regulations have cost the economy $771 billion since 2008 (though his written speech at least did not mention the source of those numbers). “It may result in a profit for the investor or it may not – but unlike with loans, none of the risk lies with the student”.
He is expected to highlight his plan to modernize the national lab system and his opposition to so-called “net neutrality”, among other policies.
As Politico reports, Rubio also took the time to respond to other recent criticism from The New York Times.
But Rubio’s speech wasn’t all Hillary disses and tough talk.
Rubio, 44, is among more than a dozen candidates seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Granma refers to Rubio as a “representative in the Senate of the Cuban-American terrorist mafia”, a modifier it uses to describe Cuban exiles who oppose the Communist revolution.