Photo: Senator Rubio Gives His Inaugural Senate Speech, Speaks of Economic Prosperity
Though he has been in office for six months, Florida senator Marco Rubio gave his inaugural speech in the Senate last week, and called for a new “American century” which is to begin a new era of economic prosperity.
“Indeed, we do stand now at a turning point in our history. One where there are only two ways forward for us. We will either bring on another American century, or we are doomed to witness America’s decline,” he said Tuesday.
The Miami-born son of Cuban parents expressed that America is capable of returning to is former greatest, but it is time to look forward, and not back.
“Indeed, we do now stand now at a turning point in our history. One where there are only two ways forward for us. We will either bring on another American century, or we are doomed to witness America’s decline.
“Another American century is fully within our reach, because there is nothing wrong with our people.
“The American people haven’t forgotten how to start a business. The American people haven’t run out of good ideas.
“We Americans are as great as we have ever been. But our government is broken. And it is keeping us from doing what we have done better than any people in the history of the world: Create jobs and prosperity.
The freshman senator added, “If this government will do its part, this generation of Americans will do theirs. They will give us a prosperous, upwardly mobile economy. One where our children will invent, build and sell things to a world where more people than ever can afford to buy them.
If we can deliver on a few simple but important things, we have the chance to do something that’s difficult to imagine is even possible. An America whose future will be greater than her past.”