GOP DEBATE — Rubio: “Family is the most important institution in society”

Christian Examiner reports:

The fourth Republican presidential debate featured a smaller lineup as well as some of the most contentious exchanges yet on issues important to Republicans, including the family, the military and immigration.

Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul may have engaged in the highlight of Tuesday’s debate after Rubio defended his own tax proposal, which includes an increase in the child tax credit.

“I am proud that I have a pro-family tax code because the pro-family tax plan I have will strengthen the most important institution in the country – the family,” Rubio said.

Paul, though, argued Rubio’s plan isn’t conservative.

“We have to decide what is conservative and what isn’t conservative,” Paul said. “Is it fiscally conservative to have a trillion dollar expenditure? We’re not talking about giving people back their tax money. [Rubio is] talking about giving people money they didn’t pay. It’s a welfare transfer payment.”

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