Biden: We must bankrupt the country to avoid bankrupting it

posted at 6:30 pm on July 16, 2009 by Allahpundit

Behold the reductio ad absurdam of Keynesianism, oblivious to the fact of trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. The One’s going to kill off those economic flu germs that are hounding us no matter how many shots of cyanide it takes.

“And folks look, AARP knows and the people working here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it. It can’t do it financially.”

“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said.

“Well, people that I say that to say, ‘What are you talking about, you’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, I’m telling you.”

In vintage Biden fashion, the venue at which he chose to dispense this pearl of wisdom was an AARP town hall on health-care reform, even though (a) the CBO obliterated his argument mere hours before and (b) as Dick Morris recently noted, if there’s any one demographic group that’s going to take it in the pants on medical treatment after ObamaCare passes, it’s the elderly. House Blue Dogs claim they have the votes to kill it in committee unless substantial changes are made but The One coolly and confidently keeps lying his ass off about what effect the program will have on competition. Something’s got to give. How lucky do you feel?

Oh, in related news, Charlie Crist says the $787 billion stimulus “stabilization” bill is working. Here’s the obligatory link to the Rubio for Senate donation page.


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How lucky do you feel?

Not very.

Chaz706 on July 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Sounds like Yogi Berra.

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.

tru2tx on July 16, 2009 at 7:32 PM

The One’s address to the NAACP is being broadcast in my background….I’m sick of his inspirational double-talk that contradicts the effects of his policies.

Has anybody else noticed that he has the “Now-that-we’re-married” syndrome when giving speeches? On the campaign trail he used to woo the American public, lingering over his phrases, holding onto his sentences to hear the sounds resonate. Then he got elected, and now he speaks in terse, clipped phrases like a disapproving dad or husband, who no longer needs to persuade people of the rightness of his arguments or the beauty of his person.

Ahh, he just promised the NAACP that their kids can aspire to become President now. After telling them they need to spend more time with their kids–I guess in a jobless America, that’s possible.

rwenger43 on July 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

During the Reagan administration I heard someone do a spoof of Reagan explaining the deficit. He said, “The federal budget is like a pie. Half of the pie is defense spending and half of the pie is domestic spending. The other half of the pie is the deficit.”

It was meant as comedy but I thought it nailed it pretty well.

backwoods conservative on July 16, 2009 at 7:36 PM

51% of this country are like ticks on a dog.

TexasJew on July 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Charlie Crist needs to “take it in the pants.” Big. Time.

Nichevo on July 16, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Biden is one reason I pray for the president’s safety and well being. Obama’s a Marxist but at least he’s not completely crazy.

Mojave Mark on July 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM

51% of this country are like ticks on a dog.

TexasJew on July 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

And that;s all it takes to take from the other 49%! We are screwed!

jwp1964 on July 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM

dont hold your breath baby

blatantblue on July 16, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Was on my way to say, “Well, we can all dream can’t we?” when I saw yours-

anniekc on July 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM

He knows that because he reads newspapers. Never you mind which ones.

Jim Treacher on July 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Is the White House so stupid and so inept that they can’t figure out how to send Biden on an extended mission, sans the press, to investigate every square inch of ANWAR?

myrenovations on July 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Oh Happy Days Are Here Again…

jukin on July 16, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Hollowpoint on July 16, 2009 at 6:57 PM
Vodka. My daughter died 19 years ago today.
Key West Reader on July 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM

I’m so so sorry

blatantblue on July 16, 2009 at 7:52 PM

rwenger43 on July 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Dear Mr President, I have a question, do you have to be on the tv ALL the frigging time? I know your busy trying to destroy the middle class, but really, can you just go away for at least 24 hours?

hmfearny on July 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Isn’t it ironic that the cure for all of the borrowing and spending that got us into this mess…………is even more borrowing and bigger spending.

Can you do that in real life? Awesome.

JoeinTX on July 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Joey, he really knows logic!

GarandFan on July 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Dan Quayle has been elevated to Plato and Socrates level. Joe, keep it up. You are right next to Soupy Sales on the list.

Limerick on July 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Key West Reader on July 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM

I am sorry for your loss.

TN Mom on July 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM

51% of this country are like ticks on a dog.

TexasJew on July 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

OH!,Ticks!..I thought you said something else. Never mind.

Jeff from WI on July 16, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Key West Reader on July 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM
I am sorry for your loss.
TN Mom on July 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM

I hate when such good people must endure things like this

I’ll drink to your daughters honor tonight key west reader
a small toast in my own mind. I know she was a good person because you are a good person

take it easy tonight key west

blatantblue on July 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Oh, in related news, Charlie Crist says the $787 billion stimulus “stabilization” bill is working. Here’s the obligatory link to the Rubio for Senate donation page.

At last check, the NRSC is still backing Crist.

steveegg on July 16, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Will Biden remain on the ticket for the full 4 years????

portlandon on July 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM

What happens there? Does the sucession go the same as the president?

That would mean….

oh.

oh god no…

I don’t know what I would do.

Joe Caps on July 16, 2009 at 8:20 PM

“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said.

We’ll all go to the poor house in a Cadillac as my dear old Momma used to say. Joe is a prophet. Can you imagine Sarah saying anything this dumb?

Herb on July 16, 2009 at 8:32 PM

What happens there? Does the sucession go the same as the president?

No. The President is under no obligation to promote the Speaker of the House. He can choose anyone he wants for a replacement. Do a little research into how Gerald Ford became President. I believe it would be very enlightening for you.

backwoods conservative on July 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM

I live in Florida, and everyone thinks Crist is an opportunistic RINO, who raised taxes on everything, calling them “fees” or “surcharges”. His leadership has led to a 15% increase in in-state tuition FOR 3 YEARS IN A ROW. Small business owners are struggling, since he raised the tax on tobacco to $14.39 per carton, and it is coming on beer and wine.

So what, you say? These small businesses employ thousands of people.

Cleveland Steamer on July 16, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Ol’e Plugs Plagerizer is a complete joke. If what Obama and Biden are doing to this country wasn’t so serious, I would gladly plop down $10 to watch his gaffes over the years.

I also predict his son will not waltz into the senate seat in Deleware. Even people there should be sick of him and his son in waiting by now.

Cleveland Steamer on July 16, 2009 at 8:43 PM

These small businesses employ thousands hundreds of people.

Cleveland Steamer on July 16, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Just thinking ahead.

thomasaur on July 16, 2009 at 8:44 PM

This is just like the famous quote after the Battle of Hue in Vietnam:

“We had to destroy the city in order to save it.”

I believe the Democrats will get their wish.

Agent of the Cross on July 16, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Actually, thomasaur, it is in the thousands. I call on major chain convenience and supermarket HQs, and the impact is substantial.

Politicians never think of the “unintended consequences” of their short sighted moves.

Florida is bracing for the same smuggling from low tax states…same thing that is happening in NJ and NY.

Cleveland Steamer on July 16, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Vodka. My daughter died 19 years ago today.
Key West Reader on July 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM

I’m sorry.

ladyingray on July 16, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Biden is the Fredo of this Administration, and Rahm is getting the fishing boat ready.

Exurban Jon on July 16, 2009 at 6:44 PM

That’s hilarious!

Biden: “I’m smart! I can do things! I’m smaaarrt!”

JAM on July 16, 2009 at 9:38 PM

When will NBC, MSNBC, CNN and other MSM notice this idiot? We still hear jokes about Sarah Palin, but Democrats, TV and print media just say; “Oh, that Joe!”

Star20 on July 16, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I told you
Obama, Biden all of the democrats
and most of the republicans
are not just incompetent

No this is Treason..
They are Actually WORKING for our enemies
Trying to destroy our contries entire
financial, manufacturing and healthcare
sectors.

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

veteranoutrage on July 16, 2009 at 10:12 PM

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veteranoutrage on July 16, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Go to your wordpress profile page and make your moniker your link to your website.

daesleeper on July 16, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Key West Reader on July 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Please accept my condolences, and a drink in her honor from the west coast.

commenter on July 16, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Biden is one reason I pray for the president’s safety and well being. Obama’s a Marxist but at least he’s not completely crazy.

Mojave Mark on July 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Funny, but I can’t remember the media freakin’ out about Biden being one heartbeat away from the presidency. Surely Sarah Palin could’ve outperformed this wackjob, right?

cackcon on July 16, 2009 at 11:23 PM

Best way to sober up a drunk? Eight shots of whiskey.

Hollowpoint on July 16, 2009 at 6:57 PM
Vodka. My daughter died 19 years ago today.

Key West Reader on July 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM
You broke my heart.

doctormom on July 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM

____________________

I am so sorry for your loss, Key West Reader.

There are no words I can say, and concur with doctormom’s sentiment, you broke my heart and I believe, everyone else here.

The closest I came to such a loss, is when my daughter had a brain tumor when she was 17, and waiting in the hospital lobby, while surgery is taking place…it’s pretty indescribable.

Prayers.

luvstotango on July 17, 2009 at 12:25 AM

Is he drinking again? That Joe!

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 17, 2009 at 12:43 AM

Dear Mr President, I have a question, do you have to be on the tv ALL the frigging time? I know your busy trying to destroy the middle class, but really, can you just go away for at least 24 hours?
hmfearny on July 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Just like Chavez in his country. Its very important for propaganda and brain washing. Don’t expect him to go away.

Ed Laskie on July 17, 2009 at 1:02 AM

Obama saying “The status quo is unacceptable – we have to act NOW” is akin to the pest control guy saying to you “You have an infestation – you need to act NOW” and he hopes you don’t notice his henchmen associates ready with cans of gasoline and books of matches.

electric-rascal on July 17, 2009 at 3:32 AM

Biden reminds me of the characters played by Lloyd Bridges in those later life movies like Hot Guns, etc.

Jeff from WI on July 17, 2009 at 7:54 AM

Hot Shots..LOL

Jeff from WI on July 17, 2009 at 7:54 AM

I need coffee

Jeff from WI on July 17, 2009 at 7:55 AM

He’s right. In a credit based monetary system somebody must keep “doubling-down” on their loans to keep any “money” in the economy. The only borrower still dumb enough/willing to keep doing that is the US Government. Everybody else is battin’ down the hatches waiting for the big crash. Welcome to the sharecropper’s store we call a monetary system, where the village idiot ends up making sense and sensible people are all wrong. You can’t make this stuff up.

speed on July 17, 2009 at 8:13 AM

What a goober!

jimbodeano67 on July 17, 2009 at 8:14 AM

I need coffee

I may need something stronger!

Wait, I don’t drink.

Maybe I should start?

jimbodeano67 on July 17, 2009 at 8:15 AM

I have been inspired by biden. I must now sleep with dozens of women to save my marriage from infidelity.

It all makes so much more sense now.

rolls eyes.

sonofdy on July 17, 2009 at 8:41 AM

but really……remove constant access to a teleprompter, would Obama be able to with any consistenscy, exhibit any more level of verbal accumen?

doubt it highly…would depend which of the 57 states he was in at the moment imo

but of course, Palin is supposed to “study the issues”

sbark on July 17, 2009 at 9:03 AM

There are lot of zeroes in Washington and Joe knows a lot of them. My jaw drops everyday when I read the news. They know that once they get this into place and people get used to the entitlement, it will be difficult if not impossible to rescind or cut back, or shift back to the private sector. It will severely hamper research and new products, I fear. But this is the tip of the iceberg. Energy is going to get nasty too. These guys in D.C. have the Founding Fathers spinning in their graves at a rate that could power the entire east and west coast . Then they could let us burn our coal in flyover country.

protonspinner on July 17, 2009 at 9:14 AM

I have been inspired by biden. I must now sleep with dozens of women to save my marriage from infidelity.

It all makes so much more sense now.

rolls eyes.

sonofdy on July 17, 2009 at 8:41 AM

LOL…good one

Jeff from WI on July 17, 2009 at 9:39 AM

He’s speaking to the elderly. Half are sleeping, half think it’s 1945. I know, I’m one of them.

Jeff from WI on July 17, 2009 at 9:41 AM

He’s speaking to the elderly. Half are sleeping, half think it’s 1945. I know, I’m one of them.

Jeff from WI on July 17, 2009 at 9:41 AM

You owe me a computer monitor!

Mr_Magoo on July 17, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Palin: I can see Joe’s brain from my house. Oh wait, sorry, it’s moose poop…

Mr_Magoo on July 17, 2009 at 9:55 AM

You owe me a computer monitor!

Mr_Magoo on July 17, 2009 at 9:54 AM

LOL

Jeff from WI on July 17, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Palin: I can see Joe’s brain from my house. Oh wait, sorry, it’s moose poop…

Mr_Magoo on July 17, 2009 at 9:55 AM

lolol

Jeff from WI on July 17, 2009 at 10:05 AM

So Joe, If I spend ALL my money this will prevent me from spending ALL my money?

Hey, that Keynes guy should get an award.

dthorny on July 17, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Joe needs to review his eligibility for Mental Health Care in the new Healthcare Bill and take full advantage of the program by enrolling right away.

MSGTAS on July 17, 2009 at 10:31 AM

If Republicans understood economics, they could make a coherent, persuasive argument against policies like these. Then again, if I had four wheels I’d be a wagon.

hicsuget on July 17, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Biden’s like the anti-gladiator gladiator:

“Strength and debt!”

Lourdes on July 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Biden’s like the anti-gladiator gladiator:

“Strength and debt!”

Lourdes on July 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Biden’s like the anti-gladiator gladiator:

he’d fight not to the death to be a slave. Surrender easy, wear those snappy chains well as you can, ask the cook for the gruel recipe.

Lourdes on July 17, 2009 at 2:39 PM

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