Marco Rubio is pro-life, opposes abortion, including in cases of rape or incest,
and proposes to defund
Planned Parenthood (see
Abortion is Murder).
Marco Rubio's Platform on Homosexual Marriage
Marco Rubio opposes a Constitutional
Amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, advocates submitting
to the U.S.
Supreme Court's 2015 pro-homosexual marriage Obergefell v. Hodges ruling
Ages of Supreme Court Justices), and
believes people are born with their sexual preference:
"I don't believe same-sex marriage is a
Constitutional right. I also don't believe that your sexual preferences are a
choice for the vast and enormous majority of people. In fact... I believe that
sexual preference is something that people are born with."- Marco Rubio, CBS Face the Nation, April 19, 2015 (see
Bible verses about Homosexuality)
Marco Rubio's Economic Platform
Marco Rubio proposes a two-tier income tax rate: 15% for people with annual
incomes of up to $75,000, and 35% for those with annual incomes of over $75,000.
He proposes to grant a $2,500 tax credit for each new child, to eliminate the
capital gains tax, estate tax, inheritance tax and the taxes on dividends and
foreign-earned income. Marco Rubio also proposes to lower the corporate tax
rate to 25%, allow immediate expensing of capital investments, and would
Constitutional Amendment mandating balanced federal budget.
Marco Rubio's Foreign Policy Platform
Marco Rubio opposes rapprochement with Cuba and proposes tougher sanctions
against Russia, as well as assistance to Ukraine. He appreciates the threat from Islam (see
what the West needs to know), opposes the nuclear deal with Iran, and favors
a more aggressive fight against ISIS.
Marco Rubio's Healthcare Platform
Marco Rubio opposes Obamacare, wants to repeal and replace it with a tax credit
to be used for buying health insurance, transform Medicare to be supported by
premiums, and fund Medicaid through per-capita block grants to the states.
Marco Rubio's Immigration Platform
Marco Rubio is weak on immigration. During his 2010 U.S. Senate race, he stated
that he opposes all forms of amnesty for illegal immigrants. After winning his
senate race, however,
Marco Rubio was one of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" Senators who co-authored
the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration
Modernization Act of 2013. The U.S. Senate passed the bill, which would give
illegal immigrants a pathway to legal status. After being criticized by
conservatives, however, Marco Rubio reversed himself again and publicly opposed
the passage in the House of Representatives of his own bill (see
America in Decline).
In 2015, Marco Rubio reversed himself again in support of a path to citizenship:
"If they've been here for longer than a decade, they
have to pass a background check, they have to learn English, they have to pay
taxes, they have to pay a fine. And they would get a work permit. And after a
substantial period of time in that status, assuming they haven't violated any of
the conditions of that status, they would be allowed to apply for legal
residency... After you're a legal resident, after a number of years by law,
you're allowed to apply for citizenship."- Marco
Rubio, CBS Face the Nation, April 19, 2015