While speaking to University of Pennsylvania students this month, Vice President Biden said he wished that opponents of President Obama’s American Jobs Act knew what it was like to be raped.
Yeah, so that happened. The Vice President said:
[Opponents of Obama's jobs bill say] this is just temporary. Well, let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape -- it’s not temporary to that woman. It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and has a gun pointed at his head, if a cop shows up and he’s not killed, that’s not temporary to that store owner ... I wish they had some notion what it’s like to be on the other side of a gun or a 200-pound man standing over you telling you to submit.
And would-be rapists across the nation quivered in their boots, terrified that Obama’s latest stimulus bill would put an end to their violent, criminal ways. Or something.
This is a blatant ad hominem attack against fiscally responsible people who have declared their opposition to the so-called American ‘Jobs’ Act. What’s Joe Biden saying? That opponents of the bill want to abolish law enforcement in America? That is completely untrue, as we need cops to arrest those individuals that would violate our freedom -- including our right to not be sexually assaulted.
The American Jobs Act has about as much to do with creating viable jobs as the original 2009 stimulus did. You know, the one that was going to keep unemployment under 8 percent? It didn’t, just in case you’ve missed the employment statistics for the past two years.
Instead, that money funded sea turtle tunnels (at the trivial and ridiculous end) and Mexican drug cartels (at the heinous end). That’s hardly an appropriate use of taxpayer money. Our government has some gall, to spend our money so irresponsibly, and then come back and tell us they need more, otherwise they’ll take our cops and teachers away.
Mr. Vice President, there is more than enough money in the system to pay for the legitimate functions of government. Perhaps you should look into cutting the funding of car companies building cars in Finland. Once you do that, I’m sure you’ll find piles of money for law enforcement.
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