So many people are gloating over the supposed death knell of Christie’s presidential ambitions that it’s hard to keep count. The problem is, if a Republican WERE to win the next presidential election, wouldn’t you prefer Christie over Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, or Darrell Issa?
Marco Rubio says “More government isn’t going to help you get ahead. It’s going to hold you back.”
But government has been very good to Marco Rubio.
In 2005, Rubio got a $300,000 job with Broad and Cassel, a large Miami law firm that had done millions of dollars of legal work for the Florida House.
Rubio earmarked money to Florida International University and later got an unadvertised job as a part-time professor at the school.
After appropriating millions of dollars to Miami Children’s and Jackson Memorial Hospitals, Rubio formed a lobby shop and got contracts with the hospitals.
It’s a degree of self-dealing that would make a Tammany apparatchik blush.
Read more at the HuffPo: Marco Rubio’s Personal Finances Don’t Match His Rhetoric.