Skip to comments.Biden Mocks Paul Ryan On Taxes: 'Oh, Now You're Jack Kennedy?' (video at link)
Posted on 10/12/2012 1:42:44 AM PDT by rawhide
Vice President Joe Biden mocked Republican tax plans Thursday night, challenging his Republican opponent Paul Ryan to explain how he would pay for a 20 percent across-the-board reduction in federal income taxes without cutting deductions for middle-class families.
Here's their exchange, per the debate transcript:
RYAN: You can cut tax rates by 20 percent and still preserve these important preferences for middle-class taxpayers.
BIDEN: Not mathematically possible.
RYAN: It is mathematically possible. Its been done before. Its precisely what were proposing.
BIDEN (laughing): It has never been done before.
RYAN: Its been done a couple of times, actually.
BIDEN: It has never been done before.
RYAN: Jack Kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth.
BIDEN: Oh, now youre Jack Kennedy?
Ryan's reaction is priceless
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Imagine....if something happened to the President....you end up with Joe Biden as the President. After watching through the debate last night...it’d make you pause and ask yourself if you can stand more than thirty days of this if he were President.
Ryan rope-a-doped Biden. He stayed calm and cool and let the pompous gasbag just be himself.
Paul ( Bruce Lee ) Ryan
Mr Biden, it’s a matter of priority.
That trick was better played by Jack Kemp. Biden came across as a total ass last night. Remind.fed me of Algore when he debated Bush.
Biden was added to the ticket to (successfully) convince white people and Catholics that they could vote for a Muslim Communist; he wasn’t there for anything else. Last night he was simply trying to do that again, and it probably worked for some bottom-feeders; a lot of poor whites want “Obama phone”, while a lot of Catholics want abortion-on-demand and will use Social Security as their excuse for voting Obama/Biden again.
The "art of fighting, without fighting..."
If I was Ryan I would have said “I was speaking of the Kennedy administration, not channeling Kennedy, Mr. Lloyd Bentsen”.
Biden was a total disgrace.
Ryan had a really good point here and Biden trumped him out of it. He should have stayed on point and finished his comment even with Biteme’s incessant interruptions. It was more important than showing Biden for what he is.
I really liked it when he said they asked about 0bama’s plan and it was a speech and the CBO cannot score a speech. It exposes the great weakness that the empty chair has no plan and currently is operating on no plan.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Their foreign policy is the same as well. There is none, they are just winging it without a plan and without knowledge of what’s going on. Having no plan for Lybia, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, is a recipe for disaster and it seems like the enemies of America has a plan and they are implementing it against us with bumbling success.
It was during the tax cut phase of the debate. I think the pre programmed line was uttered in the belief Ryan said Kennedy tax cut increased revenue.
Ryan didnt actually didnt say it or perhaps didnt have the chance to say it, but Biden blurted the pre programmed line any way. His hair trigger misfired
During their bantering over taxes, Ryan correctly pointed out that Obama's taxes would kill the largest job creators in this Country and crazy Joe interrupted and said over Ryan's speaking that Hedge fund managers create the most jobs in America. I almost fell off the couch!
Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity by Brian Domitrovic (Wilmington, Del.: ISI, 2009)
Joe Biden tries to plagerize Lloyd Bentson, but fails.
I had to explain that to my 19-year-old daughter. She had no idea why Biden said that.
She’s no fan of Romney, or politics (she had to watch I think for a class). But when she finished, she said if she had to vote for one of the 4 candidates, she’d vote for Paul Ryan for President.
So maybe there is something about Ryan helping with the youth vote.
I was afraid Biden would be able to sell Ryan as too young and inexperienced. That did not happen, and I think that was about the only shot the democrats had of making the VP debate matter.