After spending 2012 gleefully promoting the narrative that Mitt Romney was too rich and out of touch to relate to average Americans, the Democrat Media Operatives at the Washington Post are now attacking Marco Rubio… for not being rich enough.
Marco Rubio made $174,000 as a U.S. senator last year. He earned $52,000 from book royalties and a university teaching position, and at least $5,000 more from rental property.
And yet, the 43-year-old Florida Republican also made what is typically viewed as a desperate financial maneuver — cashing out nearly $70,000 in retirement funds.
As Rubio runs for president, newly disclosed personal finance details have drawn fresh attention to a long-running problem during his political career: his struggles with money.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Rubio said that he needed “access to cash” for personal expenses and in anticipation of running for president. He said he has at least two other active retirement accounts.
“My refrigerator broke down,” Rubio said. “That was $3,000. I had to replace the air-conditioning unit in our home. My kids all go to school, and they are getting closer to college, and school’s getting more expensive.”
And the Democrat Media Operatives produce a quote from a Democrat Party Apparatchik to explain why this is a problem. ““Most average Americans are not buying a $3,000 refrigerator,” he said. “Most families don’t have the luxury of sending their kids to private schools.”
Actually, $3,000 is not out of line for a quality refrigerator that meets the stringent EPA energy saving requirements. As for withdrawing from retirement accounts, a lot of middle class people have to hit those accounts for emergencies; like the year my employer screwed up the withholding on my state income taxes and I got hit with a sudden unexpected $8,000 tax bill.
Meanwhile, Hillary and Bill rack up millions of dollars from foreign governments, crony corporations, and special interest groups who sure as hell are not paying them because their speeches are so full of wisdom and sound business advice — and the WaPo doesn’t bat an eye.