I’ve heard that vice presidents are mostly invisible, but Joe Biden believes that the American people are brain dead.
This is Biden’s description of the economy under his boss, President Obama:
Sounding very much like a candidate for president, today Vice President Joe Biden spoke at an AFL-CIO Labor Day event in Pittsburgh, Pa. “I’m mad, I’m angry,” Biden thundered, attacking the U.S. economy as “devastating for workers.”
Biden, who is openly considering running against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, thanked “my friend” Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. ”
“There wouldn’t be a single basic right, from a 40-hour week to sick leave, there wouldn’t a single basic right out there … but for labor,” Biden said. “You build the middle class. That’s not an exaggeration.”
The vice president also attacked growing inequality.
“Let me tell you something, man,” Biden said. “The tax code’s not fair. The wealthy aren’t paying their fair share.”
Usually, in a crap economy such as we have today, a candidate from the party holding the White House will sort of tip toe around the issue, realizing that talking about the economy reminds voters who is in charge.
But Biden is counting on the “low-information voter” to believe him when he says the economy is “devastating” for workers and that he’s mad about it. Is he banking on voters believing Obama is from a different party. How else do you explain it?
For the record, every effort by Republicans to reform the tax code to make it simpler and fairer has been laughed off by our comedian in chief. And Biden forgot to mention that the top 1% of wealthy people in America pay nearly half of all income taxes (24% of all taxes). And the top 10% pay nearly 70% of income taxes (53% of all taxes).
Taxes are a real social justice issue. It’s unfair that so many pay nothing while others pay too much. Maybe if Biden, Clinton, Sanders, and their Social Justice Warriors concentrated on that rather than stirring up envy and hate over their more successful neighbors, everyone would be happier.
Perhaps Biden is a Republican plant. Or maybe he’s just really, really stupid. Given what we know about Biden, I’d go with the latter.