““It’s easier to sell cotton candy than it is to sell broccoli to somebody, but the broccoli is better for you. And it’s the same thing with limited government,’’ Rubio told Limbaugh. “Yeah, it’s a lot easier for a politician to sell people on how a big government program is going to make their life better. But I think ours, once we sell it, is more enduring, more permanent and better for the country.’’ (Newsmax reports)
Rubio said while the GOP supports immigration reforms to make it easier for illegal immigrants to remain and prosper in the United States, the party sometimes is seen as against it because of different approaches.
“Our point has always been we understand we have to fix this problem. But just because we’re not for what you’re for doesn’t mean that we’re anti-immigrant and anti-immigration,’’ said Rubio, a Miami-born Cuban-American.
“And it’s certainly hard to make that argument to me, someone whose family are immigrant, married into a family of immigrants, my neighbors are immigrants. I’ve grown up around it my whole life . . . “I’ve seen the good that legal immigration has done for our country and I see the strain that illegal immigration places on our country.’’
When Limbaugh pointed out that Democrats seem less interested in border security as the No. 1 priority than Republicans, Rubio said immigration reform must not only focus on the border, but should also incorporate workplace enforcement and a visa tracking system.
“You know 40 percent of our illegal immigrants or undocumented people that are in this country, they didn’t cross the border?’’ Rubio said.