Free-Market Populism

What Could Rubio Have Said?

02.14.13 6:04 PM ET

The Frum blog has been the home for some tough love of late for Marco Rubio, so here's free market populist Tim Carney offering a few things Rubio could have said in his state of the union response:

Rubio could have, instead, offered some real free-market populist ideas. To cut the deficit, for instance, he could have proposed ending specific corporate-welfare programs. He could have made it clear he wants to cut subsidies to both Big Oil and Big Green. And why not offer something tangible to the average family, like cutting the payroll tax?