Politics Marco Rubio's blatant lie about his personal finances

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  1. dawg

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    A crucial part of Marco Rubio's big debate victory came directly out of his ability to lie with conviction and an innocent look in his eye. Not just about his tax plan, but about his own personal finances. Here it is:


    Senator Rubio, you yourself have said that you’ve had issues. You have a lack of bookkeeping skills. You accidentally inter-mingled campaign money with your personal money. You faced foreclosure on a second home that you bought. And just last year, you liquidated a $68,000 retirement fund. That’s something that cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and penalties. In terms of all of that, it raises the question whether you have the maturity and wisdom to lead this $17 trillion economy. What do you say?

    RUBIO: Well, you just – you just listed a litany of discredited attacks from Democrats and my political opponents, and I’m not gonna waste 60 seconds detailing them all.

    Discredited attacks? As Florida Republican Joe Scarborough said Thursday morning:“Marco just flat-out lied to the American people, there,” he continued. “And I was stunned that the moderators didn’t stop there and go, ‘Wait a second, these are court records. What are you talking about?’” There are two issues here. One is the substance of the question: Rubio and his "scandal plagued"-doesn't-begin-to-describe-it friend, former Rep. David Rivera, only last summer sold the house which had at one point been in foreclosure. That is a fact, not a "discredited attack." And so on. The financial problems and mismanagement detailed in the question were accurate, so make of his personal finances what you will.But whatever you make of Rubio's personal finances, pay attention to his lying. Because he didn't flinch, he didn't equivocate. He seemed sincere and a little wounded as he dismissed that list of true facts as "a litany of discredited attacks from Democrats and my political opponents" and said he wouldn't address them because it would "waste 60 seconds." Sincere, wounded ... and lying.


    Maybe you don't have a problem with a presidential candidate having faced foreclosure on the second house he co-owned with another scandal-plagued politician. Maybe you don't have a problem with any of Rubio's financial missteps, with the fact that the guy is clearly a terrible manager of his own money. But the lying should be a problem nonetheless.
     
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    ...that douchebag ought to be selling fuller brushes door to door.
     
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    Dude skeeves me.
     
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    I didn't read any of this because he's a waste of time, but the good sis needs to slow down on the cheek fillers. He looks like he was born in the cabbage patch.
     
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    Republican voters love to watch their candidates blame the media. Newt did it four years ago. Today's Republican party loves to play the victimhood card.

    Woe is me. We're being smeared. They are unfair questions.

    Except they're not. They're just, oh, facts.


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    Getting his personal finances mixed up with campaign moneys. That just sounds like a another day at the office for snake oil salesmen politicians.
     
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    And the holier than thou attitude by right wingers.
     
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    He's going to be the nominee
     
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    Unfortunately, true!!!

    Hope springs infernal, as I like to say!!!
     
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    "sir, your policies lost 100 million jobs last year"
    "oh yeah, well hillary...."
    *crowd cheers*


    its so easy
     
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    In speeches, Mr. Rubio, a Florida Republican, spoke of his prudent plan for using the cash to finally pay off his law school loans, expressing relief that he no longer owed “a lady named Sallie Mae,” as he once called the lender.

    But at the same time, he splurged on an extravagant purchase: $80,000 for a luxury speedboat, state records show. At the time, Mr. Rubio confided to a friend that it was a potentially inadvisable outlay that he could not resist. The 24-foot boat, he said, fulfilled a dream.

    A review of the Rubio family’s finances — including many new documents — reveals a series of decisions over the past 15 years that experts called imprudent: significant debts; a penchant to spend heavily on luxury items like the boat and the lease of a $50,000 2015 Audi Q7; a strikingly low savings rate, even when Mr. Rubio was earning large sums; and inattentive accounting that led to years of unpaid local government fees.

    Mr. Rubio has acknowledged missteps: using personal credit cards to pay for his campaigns (a bad idea, he said); appointing his wife, Jeanette, as a treasurer of a political action committee (ill advised, he said); and using the party money for the reunion trip (an accident, he said). Mr. Rubio, in his 2012 memoir, “An American Son,” confessed a “lack of bookkeeping skills” and an “imperfect accounting system.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/us/politics/marco-rubio-finances-debt-loans-credit.html
     
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    I just lied about my finances to the American people, i took campaign money for personal use but its not my fault, i blame the liberals and liberal media :jj:
     
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    He should drop out. The guy is a slick talker though, just not honest.
     
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    Dude looks doughy.
     
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    Then let's just elect Hilary now and get it over with. God knows she has been truthful for her entire career. :rolleyes:
     
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    Poor guy was probably just thirsty.
     
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    Dude lives like a rapper!!!

    :snicker:
     
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    And don't get me wrong, the entire lot of them, both repubs and dems, suck so much ass, it's ridiculous.
     
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    Can you admit that the right wing candidates are snakes also? Of course you cant. :jj:
     
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    What do his hooker girlfriends look like
    Then I will decide
     
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