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Question for Rubio and Crist in Their Fight for Conservative Votes

1 min readBy: Gerald Prante

Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist are in a battle for the nomination to secure the Republican Party’s candidacy in November’s election for U.S. Senator of Florida. Right now, Crist and Rubio are fighting over who can be more opposed to the recent health care reform bill that was signed into law by President Obama.

Like most Republican critics of the bill, both Crist and Rubio have stated that they would favor more market-based solutions in the health insurance market as opposed to the expansion of government power in the health care bill.

That leads to me to this question that I would pose to each of them: Would you be willing to extend your philosophy of market-based solutions in the health insurance sector to the flood insurance sector? Why should there be a federal government “public option” in flood insurance that is not acturially based and over time redistributes billions of dollars from taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. payers all across this country to Florida?