Marco Rubio Platform

Marco Rubio - Platform

Marco Rubio Platform(continued from Marco Rubio Religion)

What is the platform of Marco Rubio?


Marco Rubio is pro-life, opposes abortion, including in cases of rape or incest, and proposes to defund Planned Parenthood (see Abortion is Murder).

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 (see 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 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 support a Constitutional Amendment mandating balanced federal budget.

Foreign Policy

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 Islam: what the West needs to know), opposes the nuclear deal with Iran, and favors a more aggressive fight against ISIS.


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 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

We look forward to his answers to our questions below (see also Marco Rubio Ratings):
24. How do you define Marriage?
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25. Under what circumstances should Abortion be allowed?
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26. What is your opinion of Islam?
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27. What do you consider to be the top three challenges America faces today?
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28. What do you believe to be the underlying root cause(s) of those challenges?
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29. What do you believe to be the key to overcoming those challenges?
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30. What else would you like to say to Christian voters?
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Before God, I affirm my answers above to be entirely true and without exaggeration.