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Rubio: We Can Stop the Obamacare Train

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By Paul Scicchitano   |   Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 11:14 PM

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio warned in an op-ed on Thursday that there is “mounting evidence” Obamacare creates more problems than it solves and he called on lawmakers to stop the “disastrous” law from taking effect.

“It is time to admit that Obamacare isn't going to work, decide not to waste a single cent more on it, and replace it with market-based reforms that will give people more health insurance choices and options,” Rubio penned on the Fox News website.

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“It's still not too late. This September may be our last best chance to do anything about this disastrous law.”

He accused President Barack Obama of not listening to the American people.

“Instead of giving more speeches, I wish the president would listen more,” Rubio opined. “He should listen to the people who took every penny they had saved and started their own businesses. They will tell him that Obamacare could force them to lay people off and maybe even close their doors.”

The first-term senator said that “we still have time to do something about this,” pointing to an upcoming September deadline for Congress to pass a short-term spending bill to fund the federal government.

“We should pass one that keeps the government open, but doesn't waste any more money on Obamacare,” according to Rubio, who said that the president and his allies, including some Republicans will accuse him of threatening to shut down the government.

“In fact, it is President Obama who insists on shutting down the government unless it funds his failed Obamacare experiment,” said Rubio. “He will say that we are refighting old battles and that it is time to move on. Obamacare might be old news in Washington, but for millions of middle class Americans, it is just beginning.”

He said Obamacare will be a disincentive for small businesses to hire full-time employees.

“If you are a small business with about 47, 48 or 49 employees and you want to hire more people, Obamacare encourages you to hold back on hiring new workers or cut the hours of existing ones so that you don’t reach 50 employees,” he explained. “That is why 75 percent of small businesses now say they are going to be forced to either fire workers or cut their hours.”

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