Politics & Policy

The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

You’ve probably heard by now about Marco Rubio’s “luxury speedboat” in the words of the New York Times. But I doubt you’re prepared for the opulence of this 1-percenter toy. Behold:

Clearly, Rubio is too out of touch with the common man to be president. 

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