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Rubio, Diaz-Balart Deserve Award For ‘Most Out Of Touch With Their Constituents’

 

We may only be one month into 2015, but we already have our first two nominees for “Most Out of Touch With Their District”. And by happenstance, they both hail from the Sunshine State. 

Start with Marco Rubio who has been on a mission to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which has given millions of uninsured Americans access to affordable health insurance. Rubio has gone so far as to vote against a stopgap bill to fund the government unless it also defunded "this Obamacare bill that is going to be an absolute disaster for the American economy," because he claims "The American people support defunding Obamacare”.

Time to check in back home Senator. Turns out, we’ve had 58 consecutive months of job growth and the state of Florida leads the nation in Obamacare signups. In fact, of the top 10 zip codes where the most people signed up for coverage, all 10 are in your home state, Senator.

And there has been virtually no daylight between our second nominee, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, and the Tea Party when it comes to the near obsession with repealing, delaying or defunding the Affordable Care Act, which he predicted would be “job destroying” and make it “impossible for small businesses to hire workers”.

Maybe Congressman Diaz-Balart should also check in back at home before next weeks umpteenth vote on Obamacare repeal, he might discover that a whopping 5 of the top 7 sign up zip codes are partially or entirely in his congressional district.