By AATTP Contributing Author, Han Chimpson
If you were bored enough to watch Marco Rubio’s post-SOTU speech, or you just like watching train wrecks, you might have caught Rubio’s statement about the neighborhood he lives and grew up in. Apparently, his swig of water was made out of guilt for distorting the truth to millions of the unfortunate Americans who were watching his speech.
Here is what Rubio said…
Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in. 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.
Now, “working class,” according to one source, is defined as people having economic vulnerability, low educational levels, occupational health risks, negative cultural stereotypes, and limited access to education.
Rubio’s house is in the El Retiro subdivision in the western part of Miami. Recent average sales prices in that part of Miami have averaged around $215,000. And according to the listing (may have to register to see it), similar homes to his are selling for $546,000, $599,000, and $699,000. Rubio’s house is 2650 SF, has a swimming pool and is currently on the market for $675,000!
I don’t know about your community, but in my community, houses in “working class” neighborhoods do not cost three times more than the average sales price of houses in that same area. And I suspect that the story is the same in your community.
So one has to ask, on top of the other tales told by Rubio in his “Watergate” speech, if he is just another version of Mitt Romney – out of touch with ordinary, real “working class” Americans.
Or if he just has Romney’s propensity to lie.