All Mostly True statements involving Marco Rubio
Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."
"In my home state, nearly one in five Floridians live in poverty."
"The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs."
"I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in."
The United States has "an immigration system where only 6.5 percent of people who come here, come here based on labor and skill."
"There is an increasing amount of evidence from public polling that the highest number of Americans ever identify themselves as pro-life."
"No candidate has run more negative ads in American history than Barack Obama did in 2008, especially in the general.’’
"We have not had unemployment this high for this long since the Great Depression."
"From now on, we have to pay the Russians $50 million an astronaut to send Americans to the space station"
"Anywhere in the world, when someone uses a mobile phone, e-mail, the Internet or GPS, they are enjoying the benefits of the American miracle."
To pay for government growth, leaders of both parties "borrowed $4 billion a day, leaving us with today's $14 trillion debt."
"Corporate taxes will soon be the highest in the industrialized world."
"The years that I was speaker, the Florida House consistently offered leaner budgets than the governor offered."
"If we ban the practice of earmarks, we could save the American taxpayer anywhere between $15 (billion) to $20 billion dollars a year in pork-barrel spending."
"$120,000 will be spent by taxpayers on Charlie Crist's political photo-op special session."
"Close to half of the folks in this country illegally entered legally (but) overstayed (their ) visas."
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