In advance of his convention speech, Sen. Marco Rubio joined the Daily Show for nearly 20 minutes to talk about the proper role of the federal government in today’s society.
In this second segment of the interview, posted above, Rubio talked at length about whether government should be involved in big investments to spark economic growth.
Toward the end of this clip, Rubio argues that the price of more government regulations was that big businesses could take advantage of the tax loopholes and government subsidies, leaving small businesses bearing the burden.
“The biggest beneficiaries of big government are big corporations, and I’ll tell you why, because they can afford to hire the best lawyers in America to figure out the loopholes,” Rubio said. “And if they really really don’t like the rules, they can afford the best lobbyists in America to try to change those rules.”
Rubio added that he was more worried about reforming government to help the small and middle-sized businesses in America to help them compete.
Stewart, however, suggested that Rubio’s argument was “naive.”