VP Biden goes scaremongering in Florida

posted at 7:21 pm on September 28, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Campaigning on his boss’s behalf in Florida today, Vice President Joe Biden told rally attendees that, if elected, Mitt Romney’s tax and deficit-cutting plans could mean higher costs for Medicare and Social Security beneficiaries — in addendum to my post this morning, its seems like this ‘$460 tax increase/year on seniors’ is one of Team Obama’s next big call-to-arms, or something. Via ABC:

The vice president, speaking at the Century Village retirement community, alleged that Romney’s plan would raise taxes on Social Security and the Republican presidential ticket would turn Medicare into “vouchercare.”

“If Gov. Romney’s plan goes into effect, it could mean that everyone, every one of you, would be paying more on taxes on your Social Security,” Biden said. “The average senior would have to pay $460 a year more in taxes for their Social Security. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s … while these guys are … hemorrhaging tax cuts for the super wealthy.”

Biden’s allegation is based on a Tax Policy Center analysis that tried to explain some of Romney’s economic goals – cutting taxes by 20 percent, closing undisclosed loopholes and balancing the budget. Romney’s plan does not specify that he would achieve such goals by raising taxes on Social Security, and Biden has his own history with raising taxes on Social Security. While serving in the Senate, he voted for President Clinton’s 1993 budget, which raised taxes on Social Security benefits.

I of course realize that Florida is one of the more highly crucial swing states, and that’s it’s chock-full of seniors, and that the polls for both Florida and the senior vote have been vacillating back and forth for what looks like a close race — so it make senses that they’d pull out some mathematical gymnastics based on desperate deductions to try and scare more seniors into their camp. But, I repeat: Nothing is worse for Medicare or Social Security, than those programs as they currently stand. They are fiscally insolvent, period. President Obama has made no attempts to reform Social Security; Romney/Ryan would not change Medicare benefits for those who have already reached or are nearing retirement (and why is privatizing any of this stuff such a scary idea anyway? Yeah, privatization really stinks, if you don’t like being richer); ObamaCare presents hugely cumbersome taxes and costs to the health care system that will very largely effect seniors; and please stop acting like Obama’s proposed tax hikes on the wealthy would adequately pay for any of this, let alone all of the other magical things you claim they’ll also do, like stop defense cuts and pay for green energy “investments.” You’ll forgive me if I don’t take any of President Obama‘s proclaimed ‘deficit-cutting’ measures seriously.

Few of Joe Biden’s rallies are complete, however, without adding at least one uncomfortable moment to the mix of misleading messaging, so enjoy, via Charlie Spiering at the Washington Examiner:

“Everyone knows, everyone in this room knows that President Obama has increased the benefits available to people on Medicare by the action he took,” Biden said. “You are now able to go get a wellness exam, and guys, if you conclude you need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had or you need a breast health examination, you don’t have to pay a co-pay for that.”


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Ol’ Joe being Joe, eh?

AZfederalist on September 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Happiness Is A Free Colonoscopy!

New Propaganda Posters

Resist We Much on September 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

In other words:

Vote for Obama = FREE STUFF!!!!

LASue on September 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Maybe he was getting ready for January and was just checking out retirement homes.

Flange on September 28, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Completely out of the democrat playbook: “[Insert Republican name] is going to take away your Social Security and Medicare”.

Not sure it will work this time given the reported coming insolvency of those programs.

AZfederalist on September 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

When is Joe going to visit the 630,000 troops we have in Afcrapistan?

VorDaj on September 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

guys, if you conclude you need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had or you need a breast health examination, you don’t have to pay a co-pay for that

Well that’s a relief.

aunursa on September 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

AZfederalist on September 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM

It didn’t work in 2010.

lorien1973 on September 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Dems will be dems as long as the press is the press.

There is no room for the truth on the nighly news.

Ufdaubet on September 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Will Dr. Joe be doing a colonoscopy on all our 630,000 troops in Afcrapistan?

VorDaj on September 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Has Dr. Joe done a colonoscopy on Barack and Michelle yet? If he is planing on it, I would advise him to do an enema on them first. And he should probably do one on himself just for good measure.

VorDaj on September 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Will Dr. Joe be doing a colonoscopy on all our 630,000 troops in Afcrapistan?

VorDaj on September 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I just hope America wises up and expels the malignancy that is Obama.

arnold ziffel on September 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Resist We Much on September 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Link to Part IV not working

AZfederalist on September 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Well you know that when you reach Ole Joe’s age, there is no greater joy than to have a regular movement.

Ceroth on September 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

It didn’t work in 2010.

lorien1973 on September 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Good point.

AZfederalist on September 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

and according to the polls a majority of the American voters can’t get enough of this pile of ************.

More Oh-Baw-mah

More Bide!!!!!!

Think about what this says when it appears a majority of Americans would rather elect Obama-Biden than the Romney-Ryan team!!!!

If RR lose you might as well forget the gop……NO ONE with any power will stop Obama!

PappyD61 on September 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM

VP Biden goes scaremongering in Florida

…can we somehow get Biteme arrested?

KOOLAID2 on September 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Being a Democrat Politician is the world’s easiest job…

Vote for me and your house, clothes, car, education, health care expenses, and anything else I missed will be 100% free!
Watch as I tax the rich to pay for it all!

Varchild on September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Joe Biden is an utter embarrassment as VP. One of the worst ever. Just goes to show how pathetic and incompetent Sarah Palin was as a VP candidate, given that she made Biden look dignified during their debate.

Can’t wait to see the Ryan-Biden debate next month. We will all be saying Vice President Paul Ryan soon enough.

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

biker chicks. rice pudding.

mittens on September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Scaremongering from a winning campaign yea right hahahahaha

Conservative4ev on September 28, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Free phones and free colonoscopies.

I LOVE my country!

davidk on September 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Bluegill is obsessing about Palin again. This thread is about Biden and the freak bluegill can’t stop bashing Palin.

Fluffin Nutter.

SparkPlug on September 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM

AZfederalist on September 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Thanks. It’s fixed.

Resist We Much on September 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

That thing about men and breast exams was just a subtle tribute to the father of nationalized Health Care, Ted Kennedy. Boy, he had a great rack.

A440Hz on September 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Just goes to show how pathetic and incompetent Sarah Palin was as a VP candidate, given that she made Biden look dignified during their debate.

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Care to elaborate sweet cheeks?

arnold ziffel on September 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Good Lord, is there going to be a mercy rule in the VP debate?

Illinidiva on September 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Fluffin Nutter.

SparkPlug on September 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Let’s stop with the unnecessary squabbling, ok?

We are allowed to have different opinions. It is worth pointing out how a certain diva dunce candidate made even Biden look dignified by comparison. But what’s done is done. That’s in the past. I look forward to the VP debate next month. Rather than worrying about whether our candidate will be able to remember key facts and figures, we’ll have someone this time who is an expert on the budget and who is whip smart.

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Joe Biden is an utter embarrassment as VP. One of the worst ever. Just goes to show how pathetic and incompetent Sarah Palin was as a VP candidate, given that she made Biden look dignified during their debate.

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

…I’m starting to think you’re kweer for her!

KOOLAID2 on September 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM

whip smart.

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

…whips?

KOOLAID2 on September 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Guess the Demsperation in the Obutthead camp is way way worse than we imagined.

stukinIL4now on September 28, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Let’s stop with the unnecessary squabbling, ok?

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

No lets don’t. The topic is Biden and his usual nonsense. You show up and take a dump.

No reasonable person should have this much dislike for someone that has no effect on their life in any way. Biden and Obama do.

arnold ziffel on September 28, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Odumbo had a colonoscopy and they found the LSM.

Sasha List on September 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Vote for Obama and get ready to take it up the backside!

Mitsouko on September 28, 2012 at 8:01 PM

The Mediscare tactic has already worked like a charm for Obama/Biden…

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/09/mediscare-it-seems-to-be-working.php

gumbyandpokey on September 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I’m of an age (and family history) where this procedure is known to me. I’ve paid group health insurance for over 30 years and the last colonoscopy I had was billed in the low $3K range … and covered by MY policy. How will Slow Joe pay for the ‘free’ colonoscopy’s for all the ‘seniors’? Tax the rich? Go the way of France at a 75% level?
If the voters are so damned stupid as to believe this, then they deserve the unmitigated econonomic destruction they’ll witness with four more years of these incompetitents running the government.
Kaptian Kickass and Sargent Smartass … perfectly titles.

Missilengr on September 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

LOL! That’s good Joey.

Except, that probably sounds better than ObamaTaxCare’s, IPAB Death Panels for seniors and Healthcare for the young adults, paid for by 21 new TAXES and 716 Billion dollars stolen from Medicare!

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on September 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

http://washingtonexaminer.com/biden-promotes-free-colonoscopies-to-seniors-in-florida/article/2509330#.UGY9Qa7aBcI
All these times, Americans thought the thing they feel up their back side was Barry providing them with free colonoscopy.

bayview on September 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM

you conclude you need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had

…so that’s what Biteme gets daily!

KOOLAID2 on September 28, 2012 at 8:21 PM

The Mediscare tactic has already worked like a charm for Obama/Biden…

gumbyandpokey on September 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Gumbyandpokey is a Dem pretending to be conservative. All he does is post comments trying to boost Obama-Biden. Every single comment of his fits this pattern.

Take a look here at a comment of his from a few months ago:

I’m in Wisconsin and he [Walker] will lose to Tom Barrett… … Walker is going to lose. I was just at a recent Walker fundraiser and many supporters are literally begging him to actually campaign with some fire and passion, but he wants to win or lose being the “nice guy.” There’s just nothing you can do when the candidate refuses to return fire and is literally a punching bag day after day after day after day.

It’s incredibly frustrating here and things are only going to get worse. And for some reason, Obama is just loved here, and I can’t figure out why. Romney shouldn’t spend one cent since WI is not in play.

The best case scenario is that Gov Walker wins by the skin of his teeth like Prosser did against Kloppenberg.

gumbyandpokey on May 2, 2012 at 10:26 PM

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

“..he’s gonna put y’all back in chains..”

The War Planner on September 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Has Dr. Joe done a colonoscopy on Barack and Michelle yet? If he is planing on it, I would advise him to do an enema on them first. And he should probably do one on himself just for good measure.

VorDaj on September 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

..would that be up there, you know, like one of the labors of Hercules? Cleaning out the Augean Stables comes to mind.

The War Planner on September 28, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Joe Biden is an utter embarrassment as VP. One of the worst ever. Just goes to show how pathetic and incompetent Sarah Palin was as a VP candidate, given that she made Biden look dignified during their debate.

Can’t wait to see the Ryan-Biden debate next month. We will all be saying Vice President Paul Ryan soon enough.

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

It also just goes to show how pathetic and incompetent you are as a troll, given that you make trolls look dignified in their trolling.

Spliff Menendez on September 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Did he shout “Osama is dead” again?

Didn’t think so.

Guess he doesn’t want that midnight knock on the door to be “questioned.”

PattyJ on September 28, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I’m of an age (and family history) where this procedure is known to me. I’ve paid group health insurance for over 30 years and the last colonoscopy I had was billed in the low $3K range … and covered by MY policy. How will Slow Joe pay for the ‘free’ colonoscopy’s for all the ‘seniors’?
. . . .
Missilengr on September 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

What, you think gastroenterologists and nurse-anesthetists are not just going to volunteer to perform colonoscopies for “free” now for millions of people every year? Or that the manufacturers of colonoscopes and the computers used with them are not going to provide free equipment and technology to all the doctors who do these procedures? Or that nurses and technicians who assist during the procedures, or who clean up and sterilize equipment after the procedures, or who take care of the scheduling and billing, etc., are not going to work for free? Or that drug manufacturers are not going to provide the anaesthesia used during the procedures for free?

The government has waved its magic wand, and now all these costly procedures will be “free” for everyone! So let it be written; so let it be done. Just like the “free” Obamacare mammograms — now all those specially-trained nurses who administer mammograms to tens of millions of women every year will work for free, as will the radiologists who must review and interpret the scans for each patient. And of course, the mammogram manufacturers will provide those $80,000 mammogram machines for free to any doctor who asks.

It’s all unicorns and skittles and free phones in Obamaland! Nobody has to pay for anything anymore (except the people who actually pay for their health insurance, and the people who actually pay taxes — they have to pay a whole lot more to cover the costs of everybody else’s “free” stuff, costs that get passed along to them in the form of higher premiums and higher taxes. But shhhhhhhh, let’s not talk about those people, because they’re probably just nasty old Romney voters anyway).

AZCoyote on September 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Crazy Joe really needs to cut back on the Viagra.

Pork-Chop on September 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Just goes to show how pathetic and incompetent Sarah Palin was as a VP candidate, given that she made Biden look dignified during their debate.

bluegill on September 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

It’s posts like this that makes me…almost…wish this was like Face Book, and I could just “hide the quote”.

FoxyLady on September 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

In other words:
Vote for Obama = FREE STUFF!!!!
LASue on September 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Free stuff in YOUR BUTT!

Even BETTER

Nana on September 29, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Free stuff in YOUR BUTT!

Even BETTER
Nana on September 29, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Bathhouse Barry approves this message.

cptacek on September 29, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Barack and Joe scare me more then a colonoscopy does!

Vntnrse on September 29, 2012 at 1:30 AM

It’s a lie Biden and anybody with minimal functioning synapse connections knows that fact. Where in hell is Biden hanging out . . . in the dementia wards? This is just more pandering to the weak, feeble minded, ignorant and aged. Lies and exaggerations are the only things that keep these charlatans afloat.

rplat on September 29, 2012 at 6:16 AM

Happiness Is A Free Colonoscopy!

New Propaganda Posters

Resist We Much on September 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Barney Frank has offered those for years …./s

conservative tarheel on September 29, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Colonoscopy performed on Joe Biden, his head removed, immediately whips back in. Head remains in rectum.

hip shot on September 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Hey Joe, didn’t you listen to the commercial about those pills you are obviously taking:…. “if you have an erection lasting more than 8 hours, YOU should consult a Doctor!”…. You need help!!

Marco on September 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

if you conclude you need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had

Um, really? I mean cause I have been having a “feeling” and a colonoscopy is just what the “doctor” ordered, Joe!

KMC1 on September 29, 2012 at 9:32 AM

That free wellness exam that clueless Biden is touting is nothing but a 3 page questionaire. The questions range from do you have access to food, do you feel safe in your environment, and such. Totally worthless but has to be filled out or MC won’t pay for the actual physical where the doctor examines you and recommends tests.

Kissmygrits on September 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Imagine the surprise of all those empty chair voters who got a colonoscopy instead of a free cell phone when they stood in the wrong line at the DMV office. Woot!

Kissmygrits on September 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Obama/Obiden sure like to give a lot of specifics on what Romney/Ryan will do, but they give no specifics on what they will do. . . just more unicorn and fairy dust promises.

SpiderMike on September 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM