Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., claimed Tuesday night, during the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, to still live in a “working-class” neighborhood.
“Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in,” said Rubio. “My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. They’re workers who have to get up early tomorrow morning and go to work to pay the bills. They’re immigrants, who came here because they were stuck in poverty in countries where the government dominated the economy.”
But as Rubio tries to move his family to Washington, his West Miami 2,649 square foot home is on the market for $675,000. He purchased the four bedroom, four bath home in the El Retiro subdivision for $550,000 back in December 2005.
Both figures are well above the national median home price of $221,800 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census.
The real-estate listing includes twenty pictures, showing everything from the granite kitchen counter-tops to the pool in the backyard.
Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was branded as “The Republican Savior” by a Time magazine cover last week. But this is not the first time Rubio’s personal finances have not matched up with his rhetoric, as documented by The Huffington Post.
We wish Rubio all the best in his pursuit of financial gain. But perhaps he should reach for another sip of bottled water, think about the deceitful words he spewed during the GOP response and update his definition of “working-class neighborhood.”
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— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 13, 2013