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Marco Rubio Stars In New Romney Medicare, But Previously Said The Program "Weakened Us As A People"

A new ad released by the Romney campaign features Marco Rubio talking directly to voters about possible changes in Medicare making the pitch for the Romney-Ryan plan. But in an August 2011 speech at the Reagan Presidential Library Rubio said that entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare "actually weakened us as a people.”

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Rubio in August 2011: Entitlement programs "actually weakened us as a people.”

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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