Skip to comments.Biden: GOP Shields Rich, Lets Firefighters and Police Die
Posted on 04/03/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Vice President Biden Monday suggested Republicans favored low taxes for the wealthy over policies that would save the lives of police officers and firefighters.
Biden spoke at a dinnertime gathering at his official Washington residence, where he hosted more than 100 federal, state and local police officers and firefighters.
According to the press pool report from the event, Biden tied cuts in federal funding for local fire and police departments to a resistance to paying for the spending by raising taxes for the wealthy. The vice president was clearly referring to Republicans, who are regularly accused by the White House of unjustly supporting tax breaks for the well off.
From the pool report:
Youre stuck in a God-awful mess, and so It doesnt make sense to us that that would be happening at a time when the need for yall actually would be increasing, Biden said, adding that was why the administration pushed for added public safety spending in the first recovery act.
Biden referred to lawmakers who always vote against funding for local law enforcement. At least theyre consistent, he said, rapping those who stopped supporting the funding in tight fiscal times.
They walked away because they didnt like the way we were paying for it, Biden said, referring to tax increases on the rich.
Biden suggested that the resulting decrease in hiring gets police officers and firefighters killed.
Biden said its a question of public safety, but also of first responder safety.
Theres one thing we know: the more cops on the street, the fewer cops get killed. The more firefighters responding to a fire, the fewer injuries to the firefighters, because you have each others backs, Biden said.
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Clueless Joe speaks; no one listens.
I’m tired of the crap coming from OUR President and Vice President.
The Dems have been running on class warfare since at least 1932...wouldn’t you think they’d have thought of something new since then?
If this is all they’ve got...it’s over.
More than two million jobs have fled since Obama took over...that’s all the GOP needs to say...but they need to say it over and over again...so that even the msm can’t ignore it.
I wonder if they’ll have first friend Bill Ayers do the police welcome....
It’s all about dividing the country. Rich v poor, black v white, etc, etc. this is their plan. I don’t discount them trying to get a frenzy worked up so Baby Doc Barak can call martial law and do away with elections. I know, I know... It’s a bit of a stretch but with this POtuS in office, nothing would surprise me.
Yet Sandra Fluke is a slut and a prostitute
So let’s get all worked up over that but give Biden and the Arizona Congresswoman, Maher, TNBPP, Ben Jealous, et al a free pass.
I expect nothing butt crap from these to azzholes!
Marxists and progressives don’t care about “first responders”, they care about donations from their unions.
Those Republicans are the meanest people on the face of the earth.
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it’s hard to believe there are actually people in this country still dumb enough to believe all of the lies that spew from the democrat’s lips, especially from the illustrious prez and his foot in mouth mini-me
We must continue important security spending such as sending government officials to Las Vegas on expensive vacations and paying for their fortune tellers.
Nobody should be asked to fork over one more dime until the outrageous waste, fraud, and corruption in government and all its programs are stopped. (yeah, I know... ha, ha, ha)
If there's any halfway intelligent voters left in this country, I hope you're watching and listening...
We should put Joe Biden, and Van Jones on salary.
that fat copper does not look at all comfortable with Biden’s hand on his leg.
I would pay good money to see somebody give this guy a good ass-whuppin’...
When he said it, was he high on drugs or Drunk -- or both??
Oh wait...his brain cell was napping!!!
Biden's IQ = -100 to the 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 power
Please Biden, check the neuroma you have, it can get even worse....