Rubio: a nation where prosperity and compassion exist side-by-side

Senator Marco Rubio, the once and future president, spoke Tuesday night at the Reagan library at the request of Nancy Reagan herself. It is a stirring speech, as the young senator carefully crafts and outlines the role of government in making the United States once again a country that encourages prosperity but does not ignore compassion. video follows a major portions of the speech that you need to hear begin around the 6 min. mark.

Were it not for his youth,   this is there is no question that the young senator would be the prime candidate to be the next President of the United States. In this speech he carefully outlines the country’s fiscal problems, explains the opportunity we have as Americans to change course and once again offer the promise of the American dream to every American. Please take the time to listen to the whole speech.

Via the Right Scoop.

 What we have now is not sustainable. The role of government and the role government plays in our lives has to change… We have the opportunity within our lifetime to actually craft a proper role of government in our nation that will allow us to come closer than any nation has ever come that will allow us to come closer than any American have ever come to our collective vision of a nation where both prosperity and compassion exist side by side.


35 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Rubio is everything that the media promised ?bama would be: intelligent, experienced, compassionate etc.
    Rubio-Jindal in 2012!!!

  2. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Fact: prior to SS, 1 out of 3 seniors lived in poverty.
    Fact: prior to medicare, 1 out of 2 seniors had no hospital insurance.
    Nostalgia for the good old days.

    • Marilyn
      Marilyn says:

      Crystal, you should listen to the speech before you coment.? President Rubio, Oh sorry jumped the gun, Senator Rubio want’s to save SS and Medicare beyond 2017.? For decades the government has pillaged the coffer’s of these programs, perhaps we should have trusted our banks or folgers can before the government.

    • NH-Jim
      NH-Jim says:

      Crystal, yes, prior to 1935, there were serious issues with poverty amongst the elderly in our nation.? Social Security, and unemployment compensation which was part of the SS act of 1935, was specific as to who its benefactors were.? But, over the succeeding decades, the law was expanded to cover more dependents.? The system has become a political ploy and its monies, which were separate from the federal budget, pilfered.? Its coffers raided and left IOU’s.? Had congress never borrowed against it, the system would be solvent.? Shame.
      I believe all IOU’s must be paid back and constraints imposed on who may receive benefits to keep the program going.
      I believe Senator Rubio feels the same.

  3. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    I was commenting on this:
    “If someone was sick in your family, you took care of them. If a neighbor met misfortune, you took care of them. You saved for your retirement and your future because you had to. We took these things upon ourselves in our communities, our families, and our homes, and our churches and our synagogues.”
    No, no, that didn’t work..see my above comment.
    I also take offense to calling my parents and grandparents, who paid more into these programs than they will get from them as “lazy”.

    • Anybody but Obama
      Anybody but Obama says:

      I guess I’ll have to listen to the future President again, I never heard him say lazy.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Yes, you put that in quotes.? Could you link to the reference?? And he was alluding to the fact that folks used to look to themselves first, not government.

      • crystal4
        crystal4 says:

        Is it?
        How about this….I want to see his long form birth certificate.
        I read that he was pallin around with terrorists
        I heard he was a Muuuussslllim!

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        I am sure he would not have a problem with the first request.? I bet we can see his college transcripts too!
        Where did you read that he hangs around with terrorists and is a Muslim?? Links!!

  4. RIAP27
    RIAP27 says:

    Should he run-YES and, will I vote for him-a resounding YES!!!!!
    Finally someone getting it and what this country needs a wake up call and a kick in our proverbial pants. As my parents once told me when I was falling a class because I was interested more in my new boyfriend- we need to “buckle up and get to work”. and that means LESS Gov intrusion in the private sector so the economy which is strapped down now-can grow and help everyone prosper and better their own lives. This nanny Gov state with the Gov trying to protect, support, and “spread the wealth around to”? everyone is just NOT working. We need a prosperous growing economy and less Government interference and intrusion in every aspect of life. In short-from the pen of said boyfriend who is now my husband–The personal freedoms of the individual and the rights to his own property are paramount and supersede the needs of the collective. Liberty is the ability to succeed or fail by one’s own actions without government intervention.

  5. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Just as an aside: those IOUs that are being talked about in reference to SS, are US Treasury bonds that were purchased w/ excess funds. Perhaps those excess funds should have been used to purchase securities in the stock market?

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Even counting crashes and recessions, the return from stocks was much better than the meager SS returns.
      Or maybe the money could have just been left with people to put in the bank.? The return is better.?
      At minimum, the pols should not have been spending the cash in the former “trust” fund.

  6. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Oh I was so wrong…. I wouldn’t listen when you kept talking about Rubio. Sen. Marco Rubio is the “Real Thing”. Genuine, his love of this country is in every fiber of his body and in the tenor of his voice. Is he too young? No. Who else has the energy to take this country back to its true roots. He was beginning to cry, YES. We all feel that way and there is no shame in that. Only strong confident men can share their deepest feelings in plain view of others.? No more pretty empty speak from the TOTUS speeches. He is strong and emotional and he is right for our time. If WE can just hold together.

  7. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Oh wow. I remember when Palin was “the real deal” then Cain, then Bachmann (and I think I missed someone). You guys are fickle!

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      Meth4, ABO is so right. I was for everyone but Palin. Strong independent people can change their minds, they do not have to listen to Democrat talking points and media wizards and candidates reveal themselves a bit at a time. We want only the best for our country.

      • rachel
        rachel says:

        Lynn, I often wonder why people with such dissimilar beliefs come here to batter us.? Aren’t there ANY lefty blogs out there?? *sigh*?

  8. DocD
    DocD says:

    What a great country we live in to be able to voice our opinions openly and?agree to disagree.? Rubio sees that the very tenants that have allowed this kind of discourse to take place is being challenged by an over-reaching, intrusive government that?is only interested in it’s own welfare.? The sense of entitlement is pervasive in our American society.? Change can only come from those who realize that the present system is UNSUSTAINABLE.? I can only hope that, by 2012, that will be the majority of American citizens, who will back someone like Rubio.? ?Fortunately, crystal has only one vote, that’s 10 to 1 by my count thus far on this blog, meaning “Anyone but Obama” by a landslide!! We can only hope.

    • crystal4
      crystal4 says:

      Sorry Sammy, I can’t keep up as to who is the “real deal” today…it will change tomorrow.
      And honestly, if Rubio was not an Hispanic, no one would have ever heard of him. It’s desperation now.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        Would anyone have heard of ?bama if he weren’t black?
        This presidency has become “historic” in the bad sense of the word.

  9. yeah
    yeah says:

    Marilyn you imbecile, Palin still is the real deal, Herman Cain still is the real deal, and its no secret that whomever comes out on top of the R field has a landslide waiting for them – all they have to do is run against charges of racism!
    While there may be a shortage of “perfect” candidates…we dont want “perfect” and we’re not looking for it, because if anybody says they’re perfect they are a lying sack of crap!
    We know for a fact that Palin, Cain, Bachmann, Perry…*gulp* even Romney would do an exponentially better job than Obama – they’re AMERICANS that believe in AMERICAN VALUES!!!? Not equality-at-all-costs like our current affirmative action Resident.

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      Yeah, not sure but I think you called me an imbecile. LOL You are probably right, but I just don’t like Palin. But I would vote for her, because Anybody But Obama is my mantra. So as long as we stick to that we can have our favorites and/or nonfavorites until the Primary is over.

      • yeah
        yeah says:

        I didnt mean you…or marilyn, for that matter – sorry!? Very busy day, I started work at 7:15am and I just got out now.? That one was aaaaallll for crystal, who only has minced words as an argument.?? Then again, that’s about all most liberals have for an argument – especially when they’re cornered.

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