Skip to comments.Joe Biden Misstates Troop Size in Afghanistan
Posted on 09/21/2012 8:50:32 PM PDT by TigerClaws
CONCORD, N.H. While railing against Mitt Romneys comment about the 47 percent of voters who consider themselves to be victims, Vice President Joe Biden misstated the number of U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan by several hundred thousand Friday evening.
By the way, those dependent people he refers to, those 47 percent, they include the 650,000 troops still left in Afghanistan who, because they are in combat, being shot at, injured, they do not have to pay any federal income tax on their salary. I dont call that dependency. I call that ingratitude to not recognize they are a part of that 47 percent, Biden said on the steps of the state house in Concord, N.H.
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Good ol’ Joe, off by a factor of ten or so.
Teetering along a heartbeat from the presidency. How reassuring!
Cheney at the very least was ready to step right in and kick ass as opposed to kiss ass and wobble around..
But it’s OK with the rats if their votes don’t get in on time.
His full name BTW, is Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr
Obama: 10,000 killed in Kansas Tornado (more like 12)
Way to go Joe!!!!!!!!!!!
650,000 troops, who come from all 57 states.
Dumb and Dumber.
I don’t think all of your military pay is exempt from federal income tax either. (And Romney was obviously not talking about active duty military personnel.)
I was going to ask when they changed that. We paid taxes on my husband’s salary when he served. The only part that wasn’t taxed was the housing allowance.
McLame will call a press conference and declare: “You can’t mention Biden’s middle name, that would be offensive”.
Biden - the gift of stupidity that keeps on giving.
We may have to redefine the definition of “idiot” by making Biden the archtype of it.
Then we would say, “Don’t be a Biden”.
“Fat, drunk and Biden is now way to go through life, son”.
If no other evidence exists...he’s proof of parallel universes.
A solider serving in Germany or States side would have his pay taxed. A solider serving in Afghanistan would not. As soon as the solider left Afghanistan, his pay would again be taxed (usually starting on the 1st of the month after he left the combat zone).
Been there, done that.
The thing is, and this is the sad part, for those who support Obama it doesn’t matter if Biden thinks there are 650 million US troops in Afghanistan. They really don’t care about facts or the ability to speak knowledgeably about any subject. It’s just not important as long as government largess is coming their way.
LOL! Great for a tagline!
Joe’s not the only Biden overstating the size of things these days...
And he doesn't realize that his "logic" is not anywhere sneaky enough to convince all "650,000" of them that Mitt attacked them or their work. When you have an administration that detests the military in power, the military is mainly aware of it and the only reason folks don't hear about it is because they gag the voice due to CIC's "deserved" respect.
Just how big are our troops in Afghanistan> Are we just sending midgets over there or basketball players?
Thanks. I did not know that.