Joe Biden: Taking Your Money For Health Care is "Just Fair"

Joe Biden thinks it's fair to take your money for health care. Check out how much HE gave away!

Oh, Gaffin' Joe, how you do go on.

Check out what Joe Biden had to say about the health care plan!

"It's a simple proposition to us: Everyone is entitled to adequate medical health care. If you call that a 'redistribution of income' -- well, so be it. I don't call it that. I call it just being fair -- giving the middle class taxpayers an even break that the wealthy have been getting."


Well, funny thing, Joe: I bet you wouldn't be saying that if I walked up to you and emptied out your wallet to pay for my trip to the doctor, now would you? See, here's the awesome part--ole Gaffin' Joe's been clearing over two hundred grand a year for each of the last ten years.

And when it comes to charitable giving, Joe's not exactly at the top of the food chain. Seems that most years he hasn't even given away fully one percent of his income. Of course, he's quick to jump in with that "well-I-give-my-time" argument, but that's not exactly the kind of thing anyone can PROVE, now is it?

So for Gaffin' Joe to start talking about "fair play" when he's getting Cadillac health benefits as the veep and giving away pittances in return, all kind of looks a bit dodgy, doesn't it?

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  • Claudia

    April 01, 2010

    Your logic is wrong. He makes $200,000 so will be paying higher taxes under the new plan. Charity in my opinion is totally separate from the obligation to pay taxes. Maybe he should be giving more to charity but not sure how that's connected.

  • SteveAnderson

    April 01, 2010

    Claudia--the logic isn't really faulty here. The man's on record (that's a quote) as saying that taking your money to fund health care is a fair thing to do. And this connects back to his own level of charitable giving by showing, pretty conclusively, that he's not terribly inclined to fork over his own money, which shows he's not personally committed to the "fairness" he espouses on us. And actually, unless I've incorrectly remembered, he made about two hundred thousand, which is less than the new tax threshold of two hundred fifty thousand. I could be off on that point though, but the key here is, he thinks it's fair to give away YOUR money. Just not his.

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