Former Trump Opponent Makes Big Policy Shift

Via The Washington Examiner:

Marco Rubio cited Catholic social teaching in a speech challenging his own party for ignoring the needs of workers, calling for an economy focused on the dignity of work.

Rubio warned against socialism but argued both Republicans and Democrats err in their views about economic policy, during a speech Tuesday at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Rubio said conservatives have been too concerned with defending businesses’ right to make a profit and shareholders’ right to earn from their investments, often neglecting the rights of workers to share in the benefits of their labor and ignoring businesses’ obligation to act in their workers’ and country’s best interests. Liberals, meanwhile, have championed workers’ rights, he said, but have failed to appreciate the value of work or businesses’ right to make a profit.

Rubio instead called for a “common-good capitalism” in which “workers fulfill their obligation to work and enjoy the benefits of their work; and where businesses enjoy their right to make a profit and reinvest enough of those profits to create dignified work for Americans.”


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4 years ago

This has long been a problem with American business; which is why President Trump resonated with the American public. Having come up through the process to become wealthy, he knows the problems faced by both sides of this subject.
Sadly; this is the premise which brought us the unions. While in their heyday, they served a purpose to bring equity to workers, they have now outgrown their usefulness and have become the reason so many Americans can no longer afford new autos, and other over priced items. I am all for banning all unions and establishing mediators paid for by the companies, but chosen by the workers. With a committee of representatives of both to keep all things on the up and up.