Gaffe Master Joe is at it again. Is the man really this stupid? Here are some excerpts of his remarks at a Town Hall for Senior Citizens in Richmond, Virginia.
From CNS News. Biden discusses health care:
“And folks look, AARP knows and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it now. It can’t do it financially.”Oh, but Boob Biden wasn't done.
“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said.
“Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, that's what I’m telling you.” (Listen to Audio)
From the Washington Post:
"To those who say that our economic decisions 'have not produced jobs, have not produced and simply have not worked' I say, take a look around," Biden will say while visiting Cantor's home district.Hey Joe! Show us those "now hiring" signs in the shopfront windows!
"I say, 'Don't let your opposition to the Recovery Act blind you to its results. Come see what I see everywhere I go: workers rehired, factories reopened, cops on the street, teachers in the classroom, progress toward getting our economy back on the move.'"
If what you are saying had the slightest ring of truth to it, thenhow do you explain this?
Biden was playing his little show in Richmond, in the district of House GOP Whip Eric Cantor, a rising GOP star. Cantor had this response to Boob Biden:
At this afternoon's news conference, Cantor said that since the stimulus bill passed, unemployment had increased in Richmond, in Virginia and across the country.
"The president seems to be concerned about anything but creating jobs," he said. "Millions of jobs will be crushed by this administration's policies."
Cantor said he hoped Biden "takes some time to hear from job creators today and I know that if he listens he will hear them telling him to stop penalizing their small businesses."
Seeking to pre-empt Biden's planned remarks that tens of millions of dollars in stimulus money have saved teacher jobs in Chesterfield County and police officers in Richmond, Cantor said: "Where I'm looking is where families of Virginia and America are looking and that's at the unemployment rate, which is skyrocketing. The reality is that people are losing their jobs. Families are going into economic free-fall."
I can't help but rerun House Leader John Boehner's great video where he asks "Where are the jobs?"
The bottom line is that the stimulus bill was more about rewarding Obama's campaign contributors than it was about creating jobs. Just as the Cap and Tax "energy" bill is more about stealing more of your money than saving the environment and health care "reform" is more about giving government more power and control of your life.
What all three initiatives have in common is that they are part of a big government socialist makeover that will make us all slaves to the federal government and the liberals who run it! None of these bills will solve problems. They will only create larger ones!