|Rubio lives on a cul de sac, on a tree-lined street.|
Marco Rubio's State of the Union response Tuesday, emphasized his middle class creds over and over. He said he lives in the "same working class neighborhood he grew up in." The neighborhood might be the same, but certainly not the home. He neglected to tell the nation that he paid over half a million dollars for his 2,700 square foot, 4 bedroom home (on the market now for $675,000 according to Huffington Post). The average price for a home in Miami in 2005, when he bought his home, was about $225,000 to $250,000 (see graph below from Trulia). His home cost is about twice the average.
Marco, the purchase of a half million dollar house -- now for sale for $675,000 -- is not middle class. You neglected to mention that you also owned a second house with your BFF David Rivera.
The average home price in the South is $161,100. In April 2011 Robert D. Cruz, PhD. wrote in 2011 that the median price for a single family home sold in March was $159,800.
A middle class median income of $49,445 can hardly afford a half million dollar home. Rubio made over $200,000 in 2010, not even close to the median middle class income.
Marco Rubio is not rich by a long shot, but he ain't in a league with the middle class he was preaching to.
See more on Rubio's finances at Huffington Post.