Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Marco Rubio Marco Rubio stated on November 26, 2017 in an interview: "Close to half of the voters in America, the only tax they pay is the payroll tax." Marco Rubio stated on October 17, 2016 in a U.S. Senate debate: "In about three weeks over a half million Floridians are going to lose their coverage again" through Obamacare. Marco Rubio stated on February 25, 2016 in the GOP primary debate in Texas: Says Donald Trump hired illegal workers "from Poland and he had to pay a million dollars or so in a judgment." Marco Rubio stated on February 14, 2016 in a web video: "People (are) paying more in taxes than they will for food, housing and clothing combined." Marco Rubio stated on January 26, 2016 in a column posted on Medium.com: "Two-thirds of our kids can’t read at grade level." Marco Rubio stated on December 15, 2015 in a Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas: Regarding the USA Freedom Act, "There is nothing we are allowed to do under this bill that we could not do before." Marco Rubio stated on December 13, 2015 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": "The states have always defined marriage." Marco Rubio stated on October 30, 2015 in remarks during a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa: North Korea "has over two-dozen nuclear warheads." Marco Rubio stated on October 29, 2015 in an interview on CNN: "There was never a single shred of evidence presented to anyone" that the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, were "spontaneous, and in fact, the CIA themselves understood that early on." Marco Rubio stated on October 28, 2015 in a Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colo.: Under his tax plan, "the greatest gains, percentage-wise," will be "at the lower end of our plan." Marco Rubio stated on October 28, 2015 in the third Republican presidential debate: "For the first time in 35 years, we have more businesses closing than starting." Marco Rubio stated on October 22, 2015 in an op-ed in Breitbart: "Even after Syrian troops began to shoot protesters in the streets with live ammunition in 2011, Clinton labeled Bashar al-Assad a ‘reformer.' " Marco Rubio stated on August 4, 2015 in an interview with Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention: "A minor cannot get a tattoo without parental consent but can get an abortion without parental consent." Marco Rubio stated on July 19, 2015 in comments on CNN's "State of the Union": The Iran deal "violates promises the president made to the American people." ... "It is not an anytime, anywhere inspection process." Marco Rubio stated on May 10, 2015 in a USA Today op-ed: "There is not a single documented case of abuse" of the bulk metadata collection program. Marco Rubio stated on April 25, 2015 in a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board: "I'm running for office with much more experience and qualifications than Barack Obama had when he ran." Marco Rubio stated on December 8, 2014 in a news release: The authors of a report on CIA’s torture techniques "never interviewed a single CIA official." Marco Rubio stated on July 23, 2014 in a speech at Catholic University: "Having an active father makes children 98 percent more likely to graduate from college." Marco Rubio stated on April 30, 2013 in a Fox News interview: "We are dealing with an administration that, quite frankly, has shown a reluctance to enforce the immigration law." Marco Rubio stated on April 14, 2013 in an interview on "Fox News Sunday": The immigration proposal from the Gang of Eight "is not amnesty." Marco Rubio stated on March 14, 2013 in a speech at the conservative CPAC conference: "There are 3 million jobs available in America that are not filled because too many of our people don’t have the skills for those jobs." Marco Rubio stated on February 12, 2013 in the Republican response to the State of the Union: Military spending cuts, known as the sequester, were President Barack Obama’s idea. Marco Rubio stated on January 17, 2013 in an interview on Fox News: "Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed." Marco Rubio stated on December 30, 2012 in in a tweet: "Report that #GOP insisting on changes to Social Security as part of #fiscalcliff false. BTW those changes are supported by @barackobama." Marco Rubio stated on March 8, 2012 in a press release: The RESTORE Act started as an "effort to dedicate as much BP fine money as possible towards Gulf Coast restoration" but now "could steer money to places like the Great Lakes and West Coast." Marco Rubio stated on February 9, 2012 in a speech at the CPAC conference: "The majority of Americans are conservatives." Marco Rubio stated on January 24, 2012 in a prepared statement: Says Mitt Romney "was one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse" Marco Rubio. Marco Rubio stated on July 29, 2011 in an e-mail: "If the debt ceiling is surpassed, our nation will not go into default as some suggest." Marco Rubio stated on October 26, 2010 in a debate: Of the more than 1.3 million temporary mortgage modifications, over half have defaulted. Marco Rubio stated on August 27, 2010 in a campaign website: "Charlie Crist has six different positions on ObamaCare."