Republican Senator Marco Rubio, in a recent interview with The Economist, admitted that the tax cut package his Party recently passed has not benefited American workers – AT ALL. Rubio said that there’s no evidence that any of that tax cut money is trickling down to workers, which is exactly what we have been saying since day one. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.


Republicans love to tell us that their tax cut package is giving American workers a raise all over this country. You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting somebody who just got a tax cut raise according to Republicans.

Well there’s one Republican, actually pretty prominent Republican, who has admitted the truth. During a recent interview with The Economist, Republican Senator, Marco Rubio, who was a champion of the tax cut package Republicans passed, admitted that, “yeah, workers aren’t getting anything from this tax cut package.”

Rubio specifically said that there is absolutely no evidence that any of that money that they gave back to corporations has found it’s way to the workers. Yes, Rubio has admitted some folks got raises, but most of them got one time bonuses that aren’t gonna ever come back. So by all measurable standards, that money’s not going to the workers.

Now this isn’t Joe Schmoe, middle of the road Republican, out there saying that. This is Marco Rubio. The guy who thought he was going to be the next Republican President of the United States. Hell, he probably still thinks he’s gonna be the next Republican President of the United States.

He was once considered the biggest rising star within the Republican party, until he gave that State of the Union rebuttal and couldn’t make it through without reaching for that bottle of water.

But none the less, he’s a major player in Republican politics. He represents the state of Florida. That’s a big swing state for Republicans.

So for him to come out and openly admit that everything his party has said about these tax cuts is a lie, now he didn’t use that phrase, but by saying workers aren’t getting the money, he’s also saying that everyone who said they are is lying. By doing that, Rubio just put a massive target on his back by the rest of the Republican party. They’re not gonna take lightly to this. They’re not gonna be excited about it. They’re gonna be pretty pissed off.

And if the Democrats have any sense left in them, they’re going to use this interview that Rubio gave as the major talking point in every single mid-term election coming up this year. That’s the talking point. Because it’s not coming from some elitist economist, it’s not coming from some left-wing think tank, it’s coming from Florida Republican Senator, Marco Rubio, openly admitting that the GOP tax scam was exactly that.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced