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Joe Biden's humble life

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Take the time to read this, you will not believe it!
    Every Friday the vice president takes a helicopter designated as Marine Two from the vice president’s residence in northwest Washington to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland .

    He then hops on Air Force Two to fly back to his home in Delaware . At the end of the weekend, he returns on Air Force Two, usually a Boeing C-32.

    On Saturdays in warm weather, Biden regularly returns to Andrews on the airplane to play golf at the base with President Obama. After the game, he flies back to Delaware . On Sunday evening, he returns on the plane to Washington — all at taxpayer expense.

    The Boeing C-32 is a specially configured Boeing 757-200 commercial jet. The cost of flying the plane is $22,000 an hour, so each half-hour trip to or from Delaware costs about $10,000. Each golf game costs taxpayers $20,000. At that rate, the annual cost to taxpayers of Biden’s weekend trips is well over $1 million. That does not include so-called deadhead flights when the plane often flies back to Washington empty and then returns empty to pick up Biden.

    In addition, the Secret Service rents more than 20 condominiums in the Wilmington area for agents who must accompany Biden when he returns to his home state. Rather than try to find hotel space, the Secret Service decided to rent the condos in part because, even when he knows his schedule in advance, Biden rarely tells agents until the last minute when he will be returning to Wilmington beyond his weekend trips. As a result, agents cannot plan their own lives.

    A Secret Service agent says that since Air Force Two parks at Andrews, Obama is obviously aware that Biden is running up a huge government tab for each game of golf they play.

    Biden’s press office had no comment. Asked if President Obama thinks these costs are appropriate and why he has not questioned Biden’s flying to play golf with him at a cost of $20,000 per game, the president’s press office had no comment.

    Biden’s commutes have cost taxpayers at least $4 million so far. After my story ran on Newsmax, a major media outlet obtained Pentagon records confirming the trips and costs. But so far, that outlet has not run the story. The rest of the media have ignored it.

    In addition to his salary as vice president of $230,700, Biden has free use of the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory. The vice president’s residence is a handsome 9,150-square-foot, three-story mansion overlooking Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington .

    Complete with pool, pool house, and indoor gym, the white brick house was built in 1893 as the home of the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Congress turned it into the official residence of the vice president in 1974 and gave it the address One Observatory Circle .

    During the day, at least five Navy stewards attend to every personal need of the second family, including cleaning, cooking, shopping for food, and doing the laundry.

    Biden has portrayed himself as a regular Joe, a product of a working-class family who takes on millionaires and Republicans who are said to be out of touch with middle-class Americans.

    Last June, Obama appointed Biden to root out wasteful government spending. But behind the scenes, it’s a different matter.

    Biden’s disregard for the cost of constantly shuttling back and forth to his home in Wilmington and his additional trips to golf with the president betray the arrogant, contemptuous attitude we saw him display toward Ryan during the debate.

    “The White House is a character crucible,” Bertram S. Brown, M.D., a psychiatrist who formerly headed the National Institute of Mental Health, told me for the Secret Service book. “It either creates or distorts character. Few decent people want to subject themselves to the kind of grueling abuse candidates take when they run in the first place,” says Dr. Brown.

    “Even if an individual is balanced, once someone becomes president, how does one solve the conundrum of staying real and somewhat humble when one is surrounded by the most powerful office in the land, and from becoming overwhelmed by an, at times, pathological environment that treats you every day as an emperor?”

    The vice president has chosen the emperor approach, revealing his true character.

    Ronald Kessler is chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com.

    He is the New York Times best selling author of books on the Secret Service, FBI and CIA.

    It’s really insane how they get away with all of this w/o any accountability.

    They should all be impeached, but it will never happen!
  2. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    they all need to be replaced every 4 yrs. with no retirement or security unless they pay for it themselves.
    twigg107 and (deleted member) like this.
  3. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    He's a charming little puppet.

    "Maximize benefits for everyone" actually means "Maximize power and benefits for my masters, and leave you with nothing but your financial slavery and servitude."

    Gun confiscation is part of that plan. You simply cannot have starving slaves running around with guns.

    "Level the playing field" means bringing the USA down economically to the same level globally as everyone else to facilitate their much desired world bank and currency.

    Once they trigger the global collapse the avg American will enjoy the living standard of the Chinese worker; $2-3 a day won't purchase many large screen TVs. It is in THEIR interests that China and Mongolia prosper and the only way they can is if you DON'T.
    They will no be happy until the very last American job is shipped overseas and we are nothing but an empty shell (almost there already).

    Like all the other puppets, he will be greatly rewarded while you suffer (like GWB living in his eden-like Estate in Paraguay; far, far away from the discomfort that awaits us).

    These politicians are just stage actors who dance for their masters.

    Amazingly, people just can't come to grips with that fact. Perhaps the self admittance that one has been so well conned for so long is too much to accept.

    Watch the lemming idiots in the audience clap and cheer their own destruction.

  4. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    I wonder how many in the audience actually believe his crap. I also wonder how many are welfare recip...er, lobbyists.
  5. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    He always looks like he put off buying glasses for too long. Maybe the prompter is just out of range and he's randomly making stuff up out of the few words he can read at that distance. Sadder point is there are uneducated people out there that believe what he says either way.
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    9. All political discussion must be directly related to firearms, gun rights, or the second amendment.

    There are many different people here with many different viewpoints on various issues. Like religion, discussing these issues here is highly likely to offend and very little good can come of it. We need to be focusing on the things that bring us together (firearms), not the things that have the potential to divide us (politics).
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