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Sequester Forces Biden to Take Amtrak
Newsmax ^ | Mar 1, 2013 | Sandy Fitzgerald

Posted on 03/01/2013 8:25:00 AM PST by KeyLargo

Newsmax

Sequester Forces Biden to Take Amtrak Friday, March 1, 2013 10:04 AM

By: Sandy Fitzgerald

Joe Biden’s military flights back home to Delaware will be grounded starting this weekend, as the vice president plans to start taking Amtrak trains to help cut the costs involved in using military transport for the short trip.

Biden said he initiated the change in travel plans, Fox News reports, saying the change is the one part of the sequester that works to his benefit.

According to published reports, it costs the government tens of thousands of dollars every time Biden takes Air Force Two or other military flights back to Delaware. Biden told the National Association of Attorneys General he enjoys taking the train, and took nearly 8,000 trips by Amtrak as senator.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: amtrak; biden; budget; dopeydems; rail; sequester; sequestration; trains


1 posted on 03/01/2013 8:25:16 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Reminds me of the movie, Throw Mama off the train


2 posted on 03/01/2013 8:27:31 AM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: KeyLargo
it costs the government tens of thousands of dollars every time Biden takes Air Force Two or other military flights back to Delaware.

Which is the real issue.

3 posted on 03/01/2013 8:28:12 AM PST by IncPen (Read the Constitution!)
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To: KeyLargo
And instead of a double barrel shotgun blast through the door, Dr. Jill B will now be reduced to a spit ball out the window.

Oh, the humanity!

4 posted on 03/01/2013 8:28:17 AM PST by Martin Tell (Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa Catoni.)
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To: KeyLargo
Make room for Hillary 2016.............

Think carefully about what Biden riding the train due to sequestration means and to who it benefits.

Watch your back uncle Joe.

5 posted on 03/01/2013 8:28:43 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: KeyLargo

UNCLE CHOO CHOO! That is really funny.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 8:30:19 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: KeyLargo

He don’t need a plane. He don’t need Amtrak....they should just use the short yellow bus they have for him.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 8:31:29 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe it’s just me, but so far I haven’t seen anything I don’t like about “sequestration”.

In fact, as far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t go nearly far enough.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 8:31:29 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: KeyLargo

The ghost of Willie Green is happy!


9 posted on 03/01/2013 8:32:10 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: shadeaud

Boo - hoo ... when it has nothing to do with his job, he should be paying his own way back home in the first place. They all should.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 8:34:11 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: KeyLargo

They have to do demonstration projects like this to prove to us that its a big deal. Proving of course,, that it is no big deal.


11 posted on 03/01/2013 8:35:12 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: KeyLargo

So how much does it cost to have a secret service detail to secure the train the train route etc. My guess this publicity stunt is actually costing more than flying. If Joe really wants to save some money he should crawl back under his rock and stay there.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 8:37:19 AM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Gaffer
"He don’t need a plane. He don’t need Amtrak....they should just use the short yellow bus they have for him."
13 posted on 03/01/2013 8:39:27 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Westbrook
Worth repeating:

Maybe it’s just me, but so far I haven’t seen anything I don’t like about “sequestration”.

In fact, as far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t go nearly far enough.

14 posted on 03/01/2013 8:39:47 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: KeyLargo

I want to see just how Obama and Michelle handle this. Are they going to roll back those air force one trips.


15 posted on 03/01/2013 8:40:42 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: KeyLargo

Parden me boys, is that the uncle biden choo choo...


16 posted on 03/01/2013 8:44:46 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: KeyLargo

I recall reading that when Joe was Senator the train was his usual transportation to and from DC.


17 posted on 03/01/2013 8:47:12 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: KeyLargo

Love that pic!


18 posted on 03/01/2013 8:48:33 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: blackdog

There will be a lot of ticked off commuters when they can’t catch their normal train to work and home because he’s got the whole shebang locked up with security for himself.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 8:49:00 AM PST by bgill
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To: Westbrook

The only thing I don’t like is that the cuts are focused alot on the military. I know the military could stand to be trimmed down; but, the structure of this thing concentrated the cuts on it, while leaving alot of other wasteful spending untouched.

Now this was the big bluff. The democrats thought the gop would ultimately cave, to prevent military cuts. And you have seen the scare tactics - not fueling and aircraft carrier for example. (BTW, this was a complete lie - the uranium refueling costs $95 million...and a scheduled overhaul of the ship costs $3.3 billion. The Navy can absolutely afford the re-fueling, they’d just have to postpone the overhaul. And the refueling happens every 4 years, so its not like it has to coincide with the overhaul.)

Anyway, I’m glad the gop called Barry’s bluff...but a little concerned that it hit the military so hard.


20 posted on 03/01/2013 8:49:52 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: bgill

Not to mention, now TSA has an excuse to build their rank-n-file by moving past air travel to rail and most likely bus transit once the undersecretary of federal foo-foo has to ride a bus to Trenton, NJ.


21 posted on 03/01/2013 9:00:41 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: KeyLargo

Now if we could just ground Air Force One and wookie One.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 9:30:05 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Gaffer

He don’t need a plane. He don’t need Amtrak....It’s less than 100 miles. He don’t need a donut for his hemorohoids.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 9:38:22 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: lacrew
Anyway, I’m glad the gop called Barry’s bluff...but a little concerned that it hit the military so hard.

The problem with the military being hit so hard lies squarely with the Republicans who negotiated the sequester in the first place because they went along with the RATS wanting 50% of the cuts to come from defense as if we're still running at Reagan era spending levels. Total idiots.

24 posted on 03/01/2013 9:59:41 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: IncPen

Can anyone tell me the exact distance between Wash DC and the nearest airport tht Biden would fly to in Delaware?

Is it worth winding up Aur Force 2 for such a short distance??????


25 posted on 03/01/2013 11:04:15 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Dahoser

Yes, I think this was the GOP bluff...they thought any problem with military readiness would be pinned on the CIC...and gave him ‘flexibility’ to change where the cuts are made.

So far Barry has called their bluff...and even doubled down by refusing to fuel a carrier.

However, with every hour that passes by, without starving nude children roaming our streets, Barry looks worse. And, the idea of government cuts will not look so scarey after to the sheeple after all.


26 posted on 03/01/2013 1:52:20 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

amtrak is government make jobs for unions.

biden is pandering.


27 posted on 03/01/2013 1:56:59 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: lacrew
Yes, I think this was the GOP bluff...they thought any problem with military readiness would be pinned on the CIC...and gave him ‘flexibility’ to change where the cuts are made.

If it was a bluff, it was a foolish bluff because with the media as his personal PR department and most Republicans hiding under their desks instead of challenging him, nothing gets pinned on Obama. However, I don't believe for a second that it was a bluff. It's just SOP for the GOP.

Look back at any Congressional bipartisan effort and you'll see the same pattern over and over again: Republicans appoint mostly members who want to solve the problem or find out the truth but most of all will make whatever deal is necessary with the RATS while the Democrats appoint one highly respected bipartisan member to lead their side and use their remaining members to protect their turf and most of all, to protect their own.

For example, the 9/11 Commission. The Republicans were led by RINO Tom Kean with the remainder RINOs while the RATS were led by above-it-all Lee Hamilton and included not just protectors of their turf like the detestable Richard Ben-Veniste, but an actual perpetrator of 9/11, Jamie Gorelick. It was her directive instituting a wall between the CIA and FBI that directly led to the attack and should have landed her in the cell next to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed instead of on that panel investigating the attack.

Same with this issue: You had Republicans all too willing to fix the problem by making any agreement they could with the RATS while the RATS made sure to protect their spending and big government programs and take out more of the Defense Department which they hate, but most of all, they were there to enhance and protect Obama.

Whenever a deal gets made, and the Republicans will make a deal as the heat continues to be turned up under the desks where they're hiding, Obama will simply blame them for not agreeing sooner and they'll just stand there hanging their heads like puppies who soiled the living room carpet.

28 posted on 03/02/2013 4:21:15 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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