On Tuesday night, Florida GOP Golden Child Sen. Marco Rubio delivered a pre-written "response" to President Obama's State of the Union address where he bravely knocked down strawman after strawman, criticizing the president for things he didn't say, and for failing to address subjects that he, in fact, did (like "Medicare" and "early education").
During the senator's speech, he made a point of mentioning that he doesn't live among "millionaires" but instead among immigrants, retirees and senior citizens on fixed incomes. One would be forgiven if they came away believing that Senator Rubio lives in the barrio, among some of the poorest people in Miami.
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 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.
Problem is, Rubio's working class home has been up for sale at the bargain price of more than two thirds of a million dollars as he seeks to move out of that neighborhood to DC.