Skip to comments.Biden warns GOP on debt ceiling talks (failed Gaffemaster simply can't shut up)
Posted on 06/26/2011 10:20:04 AM PDT by Libloather
Biden warns GOP on debt ceiling talks
VP says middle class will not "carry the whole burden" of deficit reduction
By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 10:08 ET
Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday the Obama administration wouldn't let middle class Americans "carry the whole burden" to break a deadlock over the national debt limit, warning that the Republican approach would only benefit the wealthy.
Addressing Ohio Democrats, Biden said there had been great progress in talks with Republican lawmakers on a deficit-reduction plan agreement. But he insisted that his party wouldn't agree to cuts that would undermine the elderly and middle-class workers.
"We're not going to let the middle class carry the whole burden. We will sacrifice. But they must be in on the deal," Biden said in a speech at the Ohio Democratic Party's annual dinner.
Biden led efforts on a deficit-reduction plan but Republicans pulled out of the discussions last week, prompting President Barack Obama to take control of the talks.
The sides disagree over taxes. Democrats say a deficit-reduction agreement must include tax increases or eliminate tax breaks for big companies and wealthy individuals. Republicans want huge cuts in government spending and insist on no tax increases.
On tax breaks for the wealthy, Biden used the example of hedge fund managers who "play with other people's money."
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It’s not that Plugs can’t shut-up, it’s The Puppetmasters hand up the dummies butt moving his mouth that can’t shut-up. Howdy Doody speaks and Mortimer Snerd listens.
Boehner said “When the POTUS invites you, you don’t say no.”
Yea, and now playing golf all day long is off the table when it comes to pointing to all the golf games the POTUS plays. He should have said NO.
Boehner is a disappointment!
Riiiiiggghht. And . . . . . . . say, did a pig just fly past my window!!???
The reason the dims keep playing the Class Warfare Card...is because it works.
If the GOP raises the dept ceiling the GOP is done.
And it will continue to work as long as you have a complicent MSM that would make Joseph Goebbels blush.
Sure you do. And then you say something political like, "I'm going to work this weekend to try to cut spending and get this country back on track while the President and Vice President are out playing golf."
But then, that would take balls.
But only if they get spending cuts also.
The other idiot speaks
I like that. It would have been a great thing had it happened like that. But as you said, it would have taken a Boehner with balls no pun intended :-)