Yesterday I got a chance to watch Marco Rubio, Florida’s Republican senator, praise small business at a reception held by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Those looking for Rubio to tip his hand about his vice presidential prospects came away disappointed.
At one point, Rubio said he hoped to help small business in the years he had left in the Senate. A member of the audience asked whether he was in fact measuring his time remaining in the Senate in years rather than months. Rubio replied, “Look, I love serving in the United States Senate. I know that sounds strange, but that’s the place I think I can make a difference.” He chided the Senate’s lack of urgency, calling it “frustrating.”
NFIB joined the multi-state lawsuit against President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A Supreme Court ruling is expected next month.
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