@MarcoRubio: Bush tax cuts 'won't pay for themselves'

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Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio called for Congress to continue the tax cuts begun under former President Bush but acknowledged “they won’t pay for themselves” at a Fort Lauderdale town hall meeting Saturday.

The cuts are increasingly taking center stage in the 2010 campaign as Democrats seek to remind voters of the unpopular former president, and Republicans argue that they know better how to turn the economy around.

“Taxes all across the board are going to go up,” Rubio told a supportive crowd of about 125 people at the “Reclaim America” forum at the Broward County Convention Center. “That’s the direction the leadership in Washington is trying to take our country.”

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