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Biden 2016: GOP Talks ‘About Things That Have No Relationship to Reality’

To early primary Dems: “One of the things that bothers me most about the new Republican Party is how down on America they are."

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Nicholas Ballasy

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May 3, 2013 - 8:55 pm
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According to the Labor Department, nonfarm unemployment fell to 7.5 percent last month and nonfarm payrolls increased by 165,000 jobs. Biden painted a bright picture for U.S. as it competes with China’s economy.

“American workers, American entrepreneurs, American companies are more innovative, more imaginative than any country in the world including in China. How many times have you heard graduation speeches down here of someone standing up and saying, ‘since the mid-nineties, China produces six times as many engineers as we have.’ They do,” Biden told the crowd.

“Name me one product that they brought to the international market. Name me one innovative change they made. Why? Because in order to innovate, you have to challenge orthodoxy. You have to challenge what went before and you can’t do that in a country that doesn’t allow you to breathe free and speak openly.”

Blessing himself, Biden joked about the “fiscal cliff” agreement he negotiated with Senate Republicans earlier this year.

“I always have to be the bearer of bad news because I’m always asked at the end to negotiate these fiscal cliff deals,” Biden said.

“Well, the last one wasn’t a bad deal.”

The former Delaware senator praised the deal for raising taxes on the wealthy, which he claimed would lower the nation’s deficit by $600 billion.

He added that the tax hikes were not “a punishment.”

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Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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If there's one guy on the planet who has no business talking about "reality" it's Crazy Joe Biden.
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Joe Bite-Me can beat his gums as hard as he wants, but it is his own message that "has no relationship to reality." While he and his boss continue to claim a 7.5% unemployment rate is good news, statistics show that the labor force participation rate, which was hovered around 65% from 2003 to 2008, has declined to 63.3% since Mr. O and Mr. B have been in office. Meanwhile, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased 70% since 2008.

The Vice President can say that taxes aren't a punishment for the rich, and he may be right. Higher tax rates hurt the economy, which hurts everyone - but the poor are hurt much more than the wealthy. For example, look at unemployment statistics for African American workers (few of whom are paying top tax rates), which are much higher than the 7.5% that Joey thinks is so great. And we are just beginning to see the "train wreck" that is ObamaCare.

The press called Ronald Reagan the "Teflon President," claiming he could avoid blame for problems, but Obama and his crew have managed to escape responsibility for the economy, the failure of our mid-East foreign policy, Benghazi, etc. ad nauseum. Meanwhile, Biden and company press for more government, more spending, gun control and almost anything but sane economic programs.
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- He added that the tax hikes were not “a punishment.” -

When you single out one group of Americans for "special" treatment, it most certainly is.
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It's pretty slick how they can conflate themselves with the "American People" to the exclusion of the rest of us. Only Democrats count.
50 weeks ago
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He wants "serious". How about;
Immigration amnesty will cost us $1 trillion we don't have, per Jim Demint @ the Heritage Foundation.
The worldwide cume expected through Sunday for the movie Ironman 3 is $650M.However, due to the tax breaks for Hollywood, the movie will never show a profit and NO, NONE, NADA will ever be paid it taxes on this or any other movie since the tax breaks were purchased by hollowood from their ho politicians.
Pigford Fraud on the American Taxpayer, being used as "reparations" by the Dimocrats.
$Billions of fraud in Social Security and SSI Disability, medicaid, medicare, welfare, section 8 housing, state department, Dept of Energy, Dept of Ed, Dept of Labor, Dept of Defense, etc etc etc...
$Billions of fraud for state of Califas for bullet train that will not travel as fast as a car.
$Billions of fraud in Aid to the enemies of America, Palestinians, Egyptians, China, Russia, NKorea, India, Brazil etc etc etc....
Lets get Serious, uncle joe. So, what's this about a PHD for your Dr. wife that was paid for by a US Govt grant?
50 weeks ago
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Remember who got the bid for construction of phase one of the bullsh*t train..... [Perini-Zachary-Parsons, a construction group partially owned by Blum’s investment firm, Blum Capital, and their investors, bagged the nearly billion dollar contract] Dianne claims there is no ties to her hubby. What do you think?

Perini-Zachary-Parsons consistently under bids contracts and guess who gets stuck holding the bill?
50 weeks ago
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Neil Kinnock couldn't have said it better.
50 weeks ago
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Uncle Joe Biden. President. Of the United States of American. With Hillary Clinton as VP, or vice versa. After eight years of Barack Hussein Obama. ... Seriously? I mean, *Seriously*??? Now THAT would be the utter and final end of America as we have known it since the Founding. It is not possible. It is not stomachable. We would not endure for one year. Our enemies would pin their ears back and it would be open season on the RW&B. No doubt about that.
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These guys have perfected the art of tailoring their statements and arguments for the consumption of their own dumb constituencies. As a bonus they get to rile up and exasperate the other side. That explains the demented Cheshire cat smirk always evident on Biden's face.
50 weeks ago
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If there's one guy on the planet who has no business talking about "reality" it's Crazy Joe Biden.
50 weeks ago
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Oh, that Biden -- he is a reliable jackass. His latest jackassery is asking for senatorial representation for Washing ton, D.C.-- a city.

And, oh yes, he thinks the GOP is a bunch of poopy-heads. OK Biden, thanks for the jackassery. Write if you get work.
50 weeks ago
50 weeks ago Link To Comment
Joe Bite-Me can beat his gums as hard as he wants, but it is his own message that "has no relationship to reality." While he and his boss continue to claim a 7.5% unemployment rate is good news, statistics show that the labor force participation rate, which was hovered around 65% from 2003 to 2008, has declined to 63.3% since Mr. O and Mr. B have been in office. Meanwhile, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased 70% since 2008.

The Vice President can say that taxes aren't a punishment for the rich, and he may be right. Higher tax rates hurt the economy, which hurts everyone - but the poor are hurt much more than the wealthy. For example, look at unemployment statistics for African American workers (few of whom are paying top tax rates), which are much higher than the 7.5% that Joey thinks is so great. And we are just beginning to see the "train wreck" that is ObamaCare.

The press called Ronald Reagan the "Teflon President," claiming he could avoid blame for problems, but Obama and his crew have managed to escape responsibility for the economy, the failure of our mid-East foreign policy, Benghazi, etc. ad nauseum. Meanwhile, Biden and company press for more government, more spending, gun control and almost anything but sane economic programs.
50 weeks ago
50 weeks ago Link To Comment
- He added that the tax hikes were not “a punishment.” -

When you single out one group of Americans for "special" treatment, it most certainly is.
50 weeks ago
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I agree for the most part, However, Mitt Romney and others (Pelousy and Kerry to name a few) have $ millions stashed in the Caymen Island banks and derive most of their income from dividends, which are taxed @ a 15% rate. Mitt gave $100 million to his sons, I'm ok with parents gifting to children, hell, you cain't take it with you, but they paid no, NONE, NADA taxes on those millions. IMHO, that is special treatment also.
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Dividends are not taxed at 15%. Corporations pay tax on their profits, then the dividends get taxed as income. Capital gains are taxed at 15%.

Perhaps you think that is unfair, but cap gains have disadvantages. You have to actually gain, first. You can lose your shirt. Only a very small portion of your losses can be used as a deduction. Cap gain taxes have to remain low, so that money is freed to be moved around in investments, so that money does not stay with loser companies, and so that stocks can be priced appropriately.

However, allowing dividends to be paid to investment fund accounts, and having it taxed as cap gains is wrong. There must be a distinction between cap gains and dividends.
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How the f... is this moron the #2 from the most powerful country in the Free World?

It's confounding, sad, fascinating and depressing simultaneously our fellow countryman/ countrywoman colored in the bubble, sometimes twice for this boob and our faux intellect CiC.

That action in of itself goes against all reason, supposed evolving as ascended beings!

As the gentleman espouses from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 'I weep for the future'.

And how brother!
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Ditto, what letthereberock said. Cry for us Argentina, we have now sunk as low as y'all.
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