Marco Rubio expresses optimism in tax reform bill

Marco Rubio appears at Florida Chamber

Speaking to the Florida Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio expressed confidence that the Senate will pass President Donald Trump‘s tax reform plan but also expressed concern about the details.

Appearing by Skype at the chamber’s Future of Florida Forum luncheon in Orlando Thursday, Rubio raised concerns about the bill coming in “under modern conditions, today’s standards” and noted it will be complicated.

“Obviously, there are some individual impediments we have to work through,” Rubio said, without specifying what individual impediments he meant. “But by and large we have the votes we need for a forum that simplifies the tax code, makes us globally competitive, gives assistance to working families.

“I am generally optimistic,” Rubio added.


Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]

One comment

  • sandyo

    September 29, 2017 at 8:51 am

    RUBIO! \Where IS this wonderful “assistance to working families”??????????????
    AGAIN, Rubio is pipe-dreaming out loud in his optimistic early reach for Presidential bid. Nope, Sir, You are headed to go Out to Pasture. Enuf of your posturing, lying, and calculated “optimism” against the INEVITABLE AND CURRENT climate change.
    P:S The world is OLDER THAN YOUR STUPID 6000 YEARS! wake up, Nobody gets to President saying stupid sstuff like that. Fuggeddaboudit.

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