by Javier ManjarresThe Pinellas County GOP headed by Chairman Jay J. Beyrouti, held their annual Lincoln Day Dinner with Senator Marco Rubio as their keynote speaker. The 500+ attendees to the dinner had to wait on Rubio, not because he was running on the infamous ‘Cuban Time’ but because his flight was cancelled due to inclement weather in Miami. In a bold move to save the event, Beyrouti arranged for a private plane to pick Rubio in Miami, and fly him up to the Tampa Bay area.
One of issues Rubio emphasized in his speech was Medicare. Rubio stated that there is “no bigger defender of Medicare” than him because his mother is currently receiving Medicare assistance and that is how she “gets her medicine.” Rubio also stated that Medicare enabled his father to die with dignity after a long bought with cancer back in 2010.
If you are in favor of leaving Medicare they way it is right now, you are in favor of bankrupting Medicare, that’s a fact- Senator Marco Rubio
In a must see speech Rubio smacked down President Obama as an opportunist that has “no plan to fix Medicare,” seeing it only as a “political tool.” Rubio also added that the only plan Obama and the Democrats had to fix Medicare was to wait for Republicans to the issue and then attack them on it.
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