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Republicans Turn In Favor Of Free Market Uber

Posted on March 25, 2014
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida this week became the most high-profile Republican to embrace Uber, appearing at the company's offices in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida this week became the most high-profile Republican to embrace Uber, appearing at the company's offices in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida this week became the most high-profile Republican to embrace Uber, appearing at the company's offices in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida this week became the most high-profile Republican to embrace Uber, appearing at the company's offices in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

There have long been über Republicans. Now, there are Uber Republicans.

Uber, the app-based alternative to traditional taxi services, is becoming an icon among Republicans, who say it is an example of innovation stifled by big government—much like charter schools, for-profit colleges and market-based ideas in health care and other highly regulated industries.

Wall Street Journal article here

Related Topics: industry politics, mobile technology, regulatory enforcement, shared rides, staying competitive, Uber, vehicle apps

Comments ( 6 )
  • i4 Orlando Executive Limo

     | about 5 years ago

    Hey Marco Rubio lied about his family immigration. Has close ties with financial crooks . He has a questionable background Who is he to speak about innovation? How much $$$$ did Marco get from UBER????

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