ELDER PATRIOT – Marco Rubio is calling Donald Trump a “con man.” Let’s take a few minutes to examine their records on the key issue of jobs for Americans in order to determine the veracity of Mr. Rubio’s charge.
It should be remembered that Mr. Rubio ran for the U.S. Senate with the imprimatur of true conservative Jim DeMint who founded the Senate Conservatives Fund as a means to help true conservative leadership to the Senate. DeMint is responsible for helping such conservative stalwarts as Ted Cruz and Mike Lee with their election efforts. When candidate Rubio challenged Charlie Crist in Florida’s primary back in 2010 he flat out swore to be a conservative on all issues.
Donald Trump has promised to make jobs his top priority. A CNNMoney analysis calculates that the creation of at least 34,000 jobs can be attributed to Trump.
What about Marco Rubio? Below is a chart of the growth of outsourcing of U.S. jobs as a result of our trade imbalance with China, alone.
Marco Rubio has been in the U.S. Senate since 2010 and has been silent all this time as over 3 million jobs are lost annually due just to our trade imbalance with China.
The chart below illustrates the totality of the U.S. trade deficit of which China represents only 5 percent of the total:
Then there’s Rubio’s support of increasing the number of H1-B Visas every at the expense of even more American jobs as this Disney worker recently explained to the Senate:
Rubio also supported the recent trade deals that promise to make the 20 year-old NAFTA look like small potatoes. NAFTA has cost Americans at least one million jobs.
Finally, Senator Rubio was the leading Republican proponent of amnesty for illegal immigrants. No one even knows how many may be resident in the United States. Estimates range from 11-30,000,000. Their economic impact is immeasurable but clearly, at the least, they have to eat. This means they are taking the jobs of Americans or, committing crimes to feed themselves and their families or, accessing our social welfare system. As well, their need for shelter is taxing our housing stock and driving up rents for everyone.
These are the facts. You be the judge who is conning whom.