Skip to comments.How Many Houses Does Joe Biden (including those hidden in Trusts)
Posted on 08/23/2008 5:26:40 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
In another thread today a Google Earth photograph reveals the Joe Biden Compound has at least 4 houses, swimming pool, tennis courts, and other amenities. A review of his 2005, 2006, and 2007 Income Tax Returns indicate he reports a net worth of about $470,000. It was reported he has no home note, suggesting his home/homes are paid for. So, how does a person who has never made much more than $150,000 per year amass proterty of magnitudes 10 times or more what he reports to the sentate?
So, Mr. Biden, how many homes do you have. You did not include the value of the four homes on your compound in the report to the senate and the IRS. How many homes beyond the four at your compound do you have? It is legitimate to ask of McCain, it is legitimate to ask you.
Any politico knows the Congress is the most corruptable body of individuals in America. Long established FACT. So now, where do they get thier income? Certainly not the paycheck. IMHO, lobbyists and special interet groups provide much of their income...in varying forms.
I don’t know, but he says he and his wife put the children to bed every night, then sit at the kitchen table worrying about how to pay the bills.
Does he have any old money? Lets not jump to conclusions yet...
According to Neil Cavuto this morning on Fox News, the house he lives in is worth $1.3 million. His mother also has a house in the ‘compound’. I bet the others belong to his children.
That place isn’t just a house, its a mansion. If he bought it 30 years ago, he still had to have some money then to buy it.
Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, is a lobbyist.
“....Delaware senator Joe Biden’s son, R. Hunter Biden, provides another example: In 2003, The New York Times reported, he joined MBNA America Bank, the huge credit card empire, as a management trainee after graduating from Yale Law School. He moved up the ladder, becoming executive vice president, and now is a partner of Oldaker, Biden & Belair, a D.C. lawyer-lobbyist shop. In that capacity during 2003, he got a $100,000 annual retainer from MBNA to advise the company on ‘the Internet and privacy law.’
“As it turns out, MBNA is Senator Biden’s biggest contributor. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Biden raised $147,700 from MBNA employees from 1999 to 2004. MBNA’s ties to the Bidens might seem ironic since the firm is usually viewed as a big Republican campaign fundraiser and was George W. Bush’s sixth-largest contributor during last year’s presidential campaign, with a total of $356,350....”
Does ‘straw owners’ ring a bell?
The younger Biden has since left MBNA to establish his own lawyer-and-lobbying firm, but still receives a $100,000 per year consulting fee from the bank, which has since been swallowed by Bank of America. In 2006, Hunter Biden was appointed by President Bush to a five-year term on the Amtrak Reform Board.
Sister: Valerie Biden Owens (PR exec and manager of Biden’s campaigns)
Brother: Francis W. Biden (Director, Office of Congressional, Legislative, and Public Affairs)
Lobbyist Hunter Biden Is Sued on Paradigm Purchase
R. Hunter Biden, a Washington lobbyist, fraudulently excluded a partner from the purchase of a hedge-fund investment firm, the partner claims in a lawsuit.
Biden and his uncle James Biden squeezed investment consultant Anthony Lotito Jr. out of the 2006 acquisition of New York-based Paradigm Cos., Lotito says in a complaint filed Jan. 5 in New York state court. The Bidens lied to Lotito about their joint offer while negotiating a better deal alone, Lotito’s complaint says. The Bidens deny the claims.
Sure! Of course, I can’t ignore my house when reporting assets, either... Apparently good ol’ Joe can!
Link to aerial photos of Biden’s house(s).
(Check out whose ads are running on the Web page! LOL!)
Mansions are never “not that expensive”.
Biden has less houses than John Kerry. (Remember when the MSM was all over Kerry and his houses? Well I don’t remember it either but it must have happened.)
When he bought the house incomes were not as high either. It’s all relative.
Why does he only report a net worth of $470,000? If he owns this compound free and clear, his net worth is much larger. I would think that public records exist for property taxes. You would need the location of his property.
His pension is worth much more than $470,000. Ironically, the value of his pension is declining as he continues to work. Congressional pensions are lavish so the pension is worth millions even if its value is declining.
How’d he do on his mortgage deal?
(Biden ran for President in 1988 but no one remembers anything about it other than him plagiarizing someone’s speech.) “Although he admits to a tendency to ‘bloviate,’ he thinks that an aggressive advocate [for credit card companies and Big banking???] with rough edges [compulsive teeth whitening?] might be just what the party needs right now. ‘Democrats nominated the perfect blow-dried candidates in 2000 and 2004,’ he said, ‘and they couldn’t connect.’” And instead of blow-dried it’s time to try... the hair plugs candidate?
his son, a Beltway lobbyist, was slapped with an ugly and very embarrassing lawsuit involving the kind of hedge-fund investment firm his dad spends so much time dealing with to the exclusion of real issues that plague real Americans. “R. Hunter Biden, a Washington lobbyist and son of U.S. presidential hopeful Senator Joseph Biden, fraudulently excluded a partner from the purchase of a hedge-fund investment firm, the partner claims in a lawsuit. Biden and his uncle James Biden squeezed investment consultant Anthony Lotito Jr. out of the 2006 acquisition of New York-based Paradigm Cos., Lotito says in a complaint filed Jan. 5 in New York state court. The Bidens lied to Lotito about their joint offer while negotiating a better deal alone,
Hunter Biden, 36, founder and partner of Washington-based lobbying firm Oldaker, Biden & Belair LLP, stepped down this month from daily oversight of Paradigm Global Advisors LLC, a unit of Paradigm Cos. that manages investments in hedge funds. He became the firm’s chairman and remains a lobbyist, an unusual dual role as scrutiny of the hedge-fund industry has increased.”
I have four houses in a trust, but I didn’t realize I was hiding them.
Are you just now finding out that we have 450+ economic genius’s in congress. They are all pulling this very quiet maneuver. Do you know why Hassett (sp?) screamed the loudest when the FBI raided Jefferson’s office? Because the guilty dog always barks first and the loudest. Haystack is so dirty 40 tons of bleach would not clean him up. BY the way when does Jefferson get turned free?
M Bank went under in the mid 1970s.
Throughout its various changes of ownership the credit card operation has continued to provide substantial employment to the Delaware workforce.
MBNA went under by overloading itself with uncollectible debt extended through credit cards to people who had no intention of paying the money back.
Joe Biden has to have some connection to these people or he couldn't live in Delaware.
When was Jefferson not free?
We’ve all heard about ‘Dead Pools’...Well, with Biden being the compulsive prevaricator that he is...Perhaps we should have a ‘Lie Pool’...and bet on how long he can go, before he gets caught in a lie, what the lie will be about, and how fantabulous of a lie it is, on a scale of 1 to 10.
Heck we could even have a good debate over what ranking any particular lie would rate on the scale.
We could promote it as the: ‘When Will Biden Lie? Pool’.
Or have 3 seperate Pools:
‘What will Bidens First Lie Be?’
‘How Big a Lie Will Bidens First Lie Be?’
The Courts have subsequently ruled that Constitutional standards were violated. On the other hand they have not yet agreed with me that the agents involved should be handed over for prosecution for undertaking an armed rebellion against the Congress of the United States (the penalty for that, of course, is death).
But, alas, we digress.
Hastert should have been much more vigorous in pursuing action against the agents ~ there are entirely too many slugs over in the FBI to let them think they can get away with this stuff.
Now, was Hastert dirty? Bring the evidence.
About a year ago, poor Elizabeth Edwards when asked about their 10,000 sq. ft. mansion said that they saved money by using frequent flyer miles.
You gotta be kidding? if you're not, then Biden is more out of touch with the "average" citizen then Zero (0) is.
BTW, that’s partly the reason why McCain didn’t answer the question. His ranch in AZ has several small houses on it. So it depends on how it was counted.
Ohhhh, then it's all okay. We'll see
I’ll bet they clipped coupons too.
Sorry, that’s not going to fly, that compound’s real estate is worth a fortune, maybe Joe’s second wife is loaded, just like McCain’s. Also, after 36 years in the senate I’ll bet that Joe’s senate pension is worth $6 - 7 million dollars easy.
“Hunter Biden was appointed by President Bush to a five-year term on the Amtrak Reform Board.”
Because daddy spent all those lonely nights riding the rails.
Seriously, how do all these men in their early thirties get the great jobs if it isn’t for Daddy?
That’s what he said in his speech this morning. I think he was trying to be one of us ordinary people.
I just downloaded some drivers, and saw the same thing on a driver page.
As John chartered a private jet to fly his mistress and baby to a hideout (and I think Elizabeth knew about that too).
"Of course, I still love you. Don't worry, we'll get through this."
As John Edwards political associates funneled money for her living arrangements and numerous private jet trips to visit 'love lips'.
Obama just p!ssed away half of his potential attacks on McCain.
I agree with you, and nearly every freeper who posted on this thread. The problem is, the question was put to McCain as a 'gotcha' question, knowing that the homes of Cindy/John were held mostly in her trusts and McCain, to be thoughtful and accurate would have to actually look at the properties and in what shelter vehicle they were held. So rather than say something which could later be proven to be untrue (dems would characterize as lying) when he actually did not know the status of Title.
So my question to Joe, is, "How many homes (houses) do you have or hold in trust, or have quitclaimed away over the past, say 15 years. in order to keep the public from knowing the truth. How many land trusts do are you, or your wife, or your children hold to prevent prying eyes from knowing the truth of ownership (control) Remember Joe, we are 'workin' folk' out here, and you have been labeled by none less than Barak Hussein Obama Jr. to be the conciounce of the working man in the senate.
ah.....he claims to have working class parents so we can assume he made his money the usual democrat way?
I searched Delaware’s public online database of deeds. Found 21 deed transfers involving the Bidens (Sr., Jr., III) since 1961.
Only a few newer ones have the details online. You have to pay to get a printout of the ones not online.
Here’s the only one having $$$ details online for the Barley Mill address (the area shown in the aerial photos):
Here’s a map outlining the boundaries of the parcel:
I think some enterprizing journalist for FOX or the Washington Times might ear his bones on this very question. Obama made it an issue, therefore it must be a legitimate question.
I thought that was because the properties are Cindy's...not John's, right?
I think BW had plastic surgery to give that look to his eyebrows so he always looks concerned.
And let us not forget, while Obama 'dares to compare'. . .how many homes did McCain own when he was Obama's age?
How many homes might Obama own; by the time he is the age of McCain. . .I would bet; he will own more; that he will be deeply embedded in the most grandiose of living; and his half-brother will stil be living in a box or a 'hut'. . .a shack; WHATEVER. . .as will many in America, by the time Obama is finished creating 'Change' for America.
Don’t forget his first wife and child were killed in a traffic accident many years ago. I’m sure the insurance money made it’s way toward the home purchase.
The actual value of the home compound is significant. Delaware doesn’t reassess home values and the value probably has been static for quite a few years.
Am sure that Biden’s financial worth is singnificantly higher. . .where he put’s it; how he hides it. . .whose name he hides it under; don’t know; but this figure totally unrealistic for a pro like Biden. NO way. . .
Total Area (sq. ft.): 6850
# Rooms: 10
I wonder who lives in the second home on his property?