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Sen. Marco Rubio's $675,000 'working class' home

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"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."---Marco Rubio, Feb. 12, 2013.

That working class neighborhood line jumped out at Jose Lambiet, whose Gossip Extra site offers a tour of Rubio's for-sale home, courtesy of MLS photos.

- Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Adam C. Smith
     

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Mike

Marco Rubio certainly shouldn't tout a working class home... but it's accurate to say he lives in a working class neighborhood. I used to live in the area. He's blocks from the affluent Coral Gables area, but he's just as close to areas with significantly lower household incomes. The area is quite mixed, with elderly people who have lived there for years.

I don't particularly like the guy, but let's be fair. Misleading of his own personal living situation - yes. An inaccurate representation of his neighborhood - no.

Andy

The title of the article: "Sen. Marco Rubio's $675,000 'working class' home."

What Rubio actually said in SOTU response (which even this article points out):

"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."

Maybe you "journalists" at the Herald can help me out with this, but NOWHERE in what Rubio said does he say he lives in a "working class home." He just mentions his neighborhood.

Conclusion: this article is a smear. It's fabricating a topic out of nothing, by trying to paint Rubio as a hypocrite for saying something he never said; i.e. that he lives in a working class home.

I think all of you at the Miami Herald and your lefty friends in the media need to renew your membership in Pravda's summer camp training courses in Propaganda, 'cause your attempts to undermine the President's opponents are getting more glaringly obvious and weak by the day.

Muchaha

Uh, has the Herald ever been there? Its about as working class as you can get.

Keith Brekhus

The house was built in 2005 and at 7300 square feet (according to the site selling it) and worth 675K (about four times Florida's median home value of 179K, I would say using the word "working class" is misleading and given Rubio's history of dishonesty (he claimed his mom and dad were refugees from Communism who fled Castro's Cuba, even though they immigrated in 1956, three years before Castro came to power) about his biography, this only reinforces his image as a man who has trouble with honesty.

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