Yesterday, news (and I use that term lightly) broke concerning the “luxurious speedboat” owned by Florida Republican Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio. The New York Times offered the news to further a discussion on whether Rubio can be trusted with the nation’s finances while spending so lavishly. In reality, the boat is a modest fishing boat- something not uncommon in the sea-surrounded state of Florida.
However, many wonder why Rubio was singled out. For example, former Massachusetts governor and current Secretary of State John Kerry has, seemingly, escaped scrutiny for his luxurious yacht that costs a whopping 87.5 times what Rubio’s fishing boat is reported to cost.
In fact, not only is Kerry’s $7 million yacht not raising eyebrows, the liberal Democrat who has championed tax increases for the wealthy skirts punishing taxation by harboring his yacht in nearby Rhode Island.
This saves Kerry $500,000 in taxes and an additional $70,000 per year.
Okay- John Kerry is not running for president. So, let’s examine some more comparisons.
The Times noted that the Rubios live in an upscale neighborhood. “Then, by the end of 2005, the Rubios completed the purchase of a new home, twice the size of their previous one, for $550,000. The house, among the more expensive in West Miami, stood out from the aging homes nearby: It includes an in-ground pool, a handsome brick driveway, meticulously manicured shrubs and oversize windows.”
When we compare this, however, to Hillary Clinton’s digs, one can see the vast difference between the two.
Left: Marco Rubio’s house. Right: Hillary Clinton’s house. Clearly, Hillary can identify with the common man. pic.twitter.com/3gLEXcpdmW
— Bill Sanderson (@mrgeology) June 9, 2015
At the end of the day, however each candidate or public figure lives is really their own business. What is outrageous, however, is the overflowing hypocrisy that infests the liberal media who appear content to run one candidate through the wringer and pose ludicrous questions to prospective voters while allowing liberal figures a pass on their luxuries.
Or, if we follow the logic of the race-obsessed left, can it be that Rubio is being singled out because he’s Hispanic? Shouldn’t he be allotted the same treatment as America’s first black president and be shielded from scrutiny by race-hustlers shouting “racist” at every critique?