BOB SCHIEFFER: You have been very, very tough on President Obama and-- and especially
lately, last week you actually accused him of bringing the government to the brink of default on
purpose. Here’s how-- how-- here I how you put it on Sean Hannity’s broadcast on Fox.
SENATOR MARCO RUBIO (July 11, 2011; Fox News Hannity): This is not a surprise. This
didn’t sneak up on us in the last couple of weeks here. We’ve known about this since the day I
got to Washington, I’ve been talking about it. They-- I think they deliberately let this thing go
along because they were hoping to get to a last-minute situation where would-- they could force
us into a-- into a take it or leave it proposition, like they tried to do with the government
shutdown earlier in the year, like they did with the stimulus package back in February, when he
first took over. The-- the reality of it is none of these policy prescriptions the President has
written has worked. Every aspect of life in America today is worse than it was when he took
over. Unemployment is higher, interest rates, everything is worse.
BOB SCHIEFFER: Do you really mean all of that literally, senator--
SENATOR MARCO RUBIO: Sure.
And it gets better. I hope you have a few minutes to watch the video.