What Rubio Should Have Told Wall Street

By James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas - March 3, 2013

Senator Marco Rubio has been meeting with some Wall Street big shots – Stephen Schwarzman, Henry Kravis, and top execs at Goldman Sachs — in an effort, according to Politico, “to lock down some of Wall Street's biggest donors ahead of the 2016 presidential race.” I don’t know what Rubio told them, but the WSJ’s Peggy Noonan suggested that he and other potential GOP 2016ers preach of message of free-market populism:

"I'm going to steer this party away from Wall Street and toward what used to be called Main Street and doesn't have a name anymore. Our economy won't take off again until our pigsty of a tax code is cleaned up. People have to feel everyone's being treated fairly, that the rich aren't calling the shots and gaming the system. And all future growth could be stymied if you guys make a half-trillion-dollar wrong bet tomorrow because some trader in London was high as a kite on Ambien. That could bring down the system the way it crashed in '08. So we have to change the system. Too big to fail is too big to live.”

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