Rubio slams Obama’s ‘outdated’ plan to raise taxes; Dems are supposed to have new ideas?

President Obama’s proposal to use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to push a major tax increase in front of a Congress controlled by Republicans is doomed from the start.

And Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., explained to Bob Schieffer Sunday exactly why it should be.

It’s an anachronistic plan that’s out of step with a 21st century, Rubio said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“This is … an outdated model the president is following,” Rubio said.

One aspect of Obama’s proposal Rubio didn’t dismiss out of hand was his emphasis on higher education – but here again, Rubio said, the president’s focus on making community college free is misplaced.

The associate’s degree model, he said, simply doesn’t work.

“We need to create competition” through alternate programs that offer certification instead of degrees, he said.

Continuing the present model, he said, is just “pouring money into an outdated model that no longer works in the 21st century.”




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