Marco Rubio Opposed to Excessive Spending, Except on His Rental Cars

Well, well, well. Another “fiscal conservative” exposed as a fraud.

U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio charged grocery bills, repairs to the family minivan and purchases from a wine store less than a mile from his West Miami home to the Republican Party of Florida while he was speaker of the Florida House, according to records obtained by The Miami Herald/St. Petersburg Times.


Those expenses include a $1,000 charge at Braman Honda in Miami for repairs to the family car in January 2008. Rubio said the minivan was damaged by parking attendants at a political function and that the party agreed to cover half of his insurance deductible. The party also paid $2,976 for him to rent a car in Miami for five weeks, according to the records provided by a confidential source.

Now the good folks at Hertz will rent you a perfectly nice Chevy Cobalt for a mere $646 a month in Miami. But it appears that’s not fancy enough for a guy who wants to “control the excessive and wasteful spending in Washington that threatens to leave future generations with crushing debt and a country worse off than that of their parents and grandparents.”

Marco also ran up these bills with his wingnut welfare card.

  • $765 at Apple’s online store for “computer supplies.”
  • $78.10 for two purchases at Farm Stores in suburban Miami.
  • $412 at All Fusion Electronics, a music equipment store in Miami, for “supplies.”

What will he tell his grandchildren?

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