What’s the Biggest Challenge Facing the Next President? Here’s Marco Rubio’s Answer

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., outlined his ideas about the challenges facing America’s next president. He wouldn’t say if he’ll be among the field of 2016 presidential contenders.

Appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” this morning, Rubio said that regardless of who enters the race for president, the No. 1 issue facing the candidates will be U.S. national security:

At a time when we’re facing threats from rising powers like China, that want to rewrite the global order, like Russia, that want to ignore the global order, to rogue states like Iran and North Korea, who want nuclear weapons to be immune from the global order, and radical Islamists, that want to have a brand new global order in which everyone lives under the flag of radical Islam. That’s the first threat we face, and we need a commander in chief who understands the nature of the threat, and has real ideas about how to address it.

Rubio said “the radical transformation of our economy” remains an important issue as well.

“We need new, modern policies to give everyone an opportunity to succeed,” Rubio said. “I believe the next president of the United States needs to be someone who understands the 21st century, and the opportunities of this century, so that everyone can make it to the middle class and beyond.”

Rubio criticized President Obama’s plan to provide free community college by increasing taxes on the wealthy as an “outdated” product of the last century and called the notion that “in order for someone to do better, someone else must do worse” false.

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Rubio made clear that he has not yet made up his mind about running for president.

“If I decide to run for president,” he said, “and I’m very seriously thinking about it because of where our country is today, I’m going to go out and run a campaign where I’m going to explain to people not only do I understand the national security threats that we face, but that I believe that we need to turn the page and fully embrace all the opportunities and confront the challenges of a new century.”

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  1. How did you become a natural born citizen of the USA? I understand your parents were citizens of Cuba when you was born.

  2. The number one priority of the American people–and the mandate of our Second American Revolution– is the dissolution of the Federal Reserve.

    The only candidate who talks of this supreme desire of the American people–to be liberated from debt slavery and an out of control government–is Ted Cruz.

    Thomas Jefferson called for the American people to be the masters of their own purse strings in 1809, and yet the people remain to this day, indentured servants to a molesting central bank, run by the international cartel.

    A nation dependent on fractional reserve banking, is little different from a feudal order, in which the monied interests run rough-shod over the tilled fields of the American worker, as their sport.


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