Conservative radio talk and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity called Rubio’s proposal “probably the most thoughtful bill that I have heard heretofore” during an interview with the senator Thursday.

On Wednesday, Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor”, told Rubio during an appearance on his show: “I like your program. I think it’s fair.”

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, who for years has hosted a weekly meeting of conservative activists leaders, called Rubio’s plan a “step in the right direction.”…

“I think it’s encouraging. He’s talking about the basic elements of reform shared by pro-reform Republicans and the vast majority of Democrats,” Sharry said.