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Joe Biden Misstates Troop Size in Afghanistan
ABC News ^

Posted on 09/21/2012 8:50:32 PM PDT by TigerClaws

CONCORD, N.H. – While railing against Mitt Romney’s 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 don’t 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; gaffe; robinette; slowjoe
ABC buries negative Obama stories on its blog page. Some effort to keep up appearances as journalists.
1 posted on 09/21/2012 8:50:34 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

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..


2 posted on 09/21/2012 8:58:38 PM PDT by One Name
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To: TigerClaws

But it’s OK with the rats if their votes don’t get in on time.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 9:01:15 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: TigerClaws

His full name BTW, is Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr


4 posted on 09/21/2012 9:04:11 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: TigerClaws

Obama: 10,000 killed in Kansas Tornado (more like 12)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjO8Qc5s1fY


5 posted on 09/21/2012 9:08:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Robert DeLong
“His full name BTW, is Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr”

Hermaphrodite?

Way to go Joe!!!!!!!!!!!

6 posted on 09/21/2012 9:10:01 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: One Name

650,000 troops, who come from all 57 states.

Dumb and Dumber.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 9:13:34 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: TigerClaws

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.)


8 posted on 09/21/2012 9:26:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 9:40:47 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Puckster

McLame will call a press conference and declare: “You can’t mention Biden’s middle name, that would be offensive”.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 9:57:48 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: One Name

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”.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 10:09:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: rfp1234

If no other evidence exists...he’s proof of parallel universes.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 10:44:57 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: TigerClaws
Biden...the progeny of a legitimate anal probe.
13 posted on 09/21/2012 11:01:49 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Montanabound
Military pay received in a combat zone is not taxed. It requires an act of Congress but is always done when hostilities break out. The appropriations bill lays out what areas are considered combat zones and hence tax free and which areas are not.

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.

14 posted on 09/21/2012 11:10:47 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


15 posted on 09/22/2012 2:58:31 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; onedoug; windcliff

LOL! Great for a tagline!


16 posted on 09/22/2012 3:00:55 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Rennes Templar

Joe’s not the only Biden overstating the size of things these days...


17 posted on 09/22/2012 3:56:08 AM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: TigerClaws
Biden misstates.....funny. The court jester is allowed to continue to perform, the “poster child” stupid old white guy in the shadow of the magnificent black leader to bolster thier claims of a prodigy who walks amongst us
18 posted on 09/22/2012 4:01:04 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: TigerClaws
Biden isn't correct about tax-exempt status either.

IRS

19 posted on 09/22/2012 4:04:19 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: One Name
Good ol’ Joe, off by a factor of ten or so.

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.

20 posted on 09/22/2012 5:03:55 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: TigerClaws
Joe Biden Misstates Troop Size in Afghanistan

Just how big are our troops in Afghanistan> Are we just sending midgets over there or basketball players?

21 posted on 09/22/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: dpa5923

Thanks. I did not know that.


22 posted on 09/22/2012 2:35:53 PM PDT by Montanabound
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