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Biden: GOP Shields Rich, Lets Firefighters and Police Die
whitehousedossier.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | Keith Koffler

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:

“You’re stuck in a God-awful mess, and so It doesn’t make sense to us that that would be happening at a time when the need for y’all 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 they’re consistent,” he said, rapping those who stopped supporting the funding in tight fiscal times.

“They walked away because they didn’t 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 it’s a question of public safety, but also of first responder safety.

“There’s 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 other’s backs,” Biden said.

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1 posted on 04/03/2012 10:42:34 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Clueless Joe speaks; no one listens.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 10:45:55 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m tired of the crap coming from OUR President and Vice President.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 10:46:09 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 10:48:03 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: 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.
 
 
 
 
Well, Joe knows what he's talking about. He clearly is on the side of law enforcement.
 
In fact, you could say his affections for LEO's are touching.
 

 


5 posted on 04/03/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kjo

I wonder if they’ll have first friend Bill Ayers do the police welcome....


6 posted on 04/03/2012 10:51:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can’t kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: kjo

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.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 10:52:42 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


8 posted on 04/03/2012 10:57:49 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

I expect nothing butt crap from these to azzholes!


9 posted on 04/03/2012 10:57:49 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Marxists and progressives don’t care about “first responders”, they care about donations from their unions.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 11:04:31 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those Republicans are the meanest people on the face of the earth.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 11:07:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


12 posted on 04/03/2012 11:08:10 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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


13 posted on 04/03/2012 11:12:46 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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)


14 posted on 04/03/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just think how this President, who went to Arizona after the Giffords shooting and called on the political class to cut down on the rhetoric and vitriol, and yet we see his administration, his deputy, and he himself fly around the country spouting hateful, untruthful, vitriolic speech like this, and the media DOES NOT call him the HYPOCRITE that he is.

If there's any halfway intelligent voters left in this country, I hope you're watching and listening...

15 posted on 04/03/2012 11:44:26 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Nachum; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority

We should put Joe Biden, and Van Jones on salary.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

that fat copper does not look at all comfortable with Biden’s hand on his leg.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 11:59:58 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would pay good money to see somebody give this guy a good ass-whuppin’...


18 posted on 04/03/2012 12:07:43 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: 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.

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

19 posted on 04/03/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Please Biden, check the neuroma you have, it can get even worse....


20 posted on 04/03/2012 12:55:33 PM PDT by geege
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