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Rubio headlines meeting of Idaho GOP

IDAHO FALLS – Sen. Marco Rubio didn’t use his appearance at the Idaho Republican Party’s summer meeting to criticize his fellow Republican candidates for president or to take aim at Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Instead, Rubio spoke Friday in Idaho Falls about the challenges in America today and his vision for the future, the Idaho Post Register reported.

On his list: Increased spending on defense and intelligence, tax incentives to hike wages and repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

The son of Cuban immigrants who came to the U.S. in 1956, the 44-year-old Rubio said America is an opportunity for upward mobility. In America, his parents found work that allowed them to save money to buy a house.

Now, the candidate said, those kinds of opportunities have dried up.

“Now those same jobs either pay too little or they’ve been replaced by machines,” he said.

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