Policy: Entitlements

Marco Rubio: Isn't it time to declare the 'War on Poverty' a failure?

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a video Sunday declaring Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty" a failure as its 50th anniversary approaches.

Rubio called for Congress to develop pro-growth economic agenda instead of allowing the federal government to continue borrowing and spending trillions of dollars.

He also hinted at helping workers improve their skills in the hopes of getting better jobs.

Rubio also called for repeal and replacement of Obamacare, citing a better plan to lower health care costs.

"In coming months, I'll be detailing many of these ideas and I hope that you will join me in that discussion, so that 50 years from now, nobody in America will be trapped in a life of poverty," Rubio said.

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