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How bad is Rubio's absence?

He definitely did

Trump's plan adds to deficit

The moderators (and Jeb Bush) are right. Nonpartisan analyses of the Trump tax plan have come to the same conclusion: it won’t come close to revenue neutral, meaning it would add to the deficit. The Tax Foundation, which examines all major candidates’ tax plans and which was quoted by Jeb on stage, was especially critical of Trump’s policies, which it says could actually cut revenues by $10 trillion. One analyst said he couldn’t see neutral revenue achieved “under any scenario remotely resembling Mr. Trump’s plan.”

So, what’s the difference between Trump’s plan and his opponents’? In classic Trump style, it’s bigger, with much larger tax cuts across the board. But it doesn’t make up for that with spending cuts or assured economic growth.

That's half the story

He totally said that

This one’s pretty simple. Trump says he never called Rubio “Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator.” That’s false. If he’s read his own policy platform, Trump should know he has called Rubio just that. As of Wednesday night, it’s still right there on his website in a passage about the H-1B visa program.

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It's a long-running issue

This is a half-true statement from Carly Fiorina; more business are failing. But it’s part of a broader phenomenon spanning decades, hardly something that can be linked directly to Obamacare. Rates of success for new companies have been falling since at least the 1970s, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As seen in the chart above from FiveThirtyEight, the recession hit new businesses especially hard.