GOP 2016 candidate Marco Rubio criticizes government regulation of Internet-based on-demand economy

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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is warning of too much government meddling with Internet-based “on-demand companies.”

Speaking Tuesday in New York, the Florida senator praised Uber and Airbnb. He says such “disruptive” companies and the people who work for them are unfairly burdened by government regulation.

He decried the federal government as “out of touch” with Americans who want a high-tech, service economy.

Rubio delivered his speech to a group of tech enthusiasts in New York City and he criticized local efforts to cap ride-sharing giant Uber and Airbnb, which helps people rent out their dwellings.

Rubio praised Germany as creating a new tax classification for independent contractors who work for a single company.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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