On Saturday, in a Tampa Bay area speech, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a rising GOP star, outlined his hopes for entitlement reform. The Suncoast News reports:
“Are we willing to do what it takes to remain exceptional?” he said. “We don’t have 10 years to answer that question. Quite frankly, we have a couple” – an apparent reference to the 2012 election.
Rubio said the solution must include entitlement programs such as Social Security, and that President Barack Obama should offer initiatives on changing the program.
“You can cut all the discretionary spending, the defense budget … I’m here to tell you that even that is not enough,” he said.