Something dawned on me the other day… where is Biden? I actually even started to forget who was vp. Perhaps he has been bound & gagged? But did anyone miss him? Is he just being given “busy work” or is he part of the slight-of-hand, that will rob more from our already empty pockets?
Here is a reminder that while he may not get media exposure, Biden is fiddling around in the background, pondering new and horrible ways to rob Americans blind… (this was from last month):
Michelle Malkin: At Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station on Tuesday, lifelong government rail promoter Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a $53 billion high-speed train initiative and half-joked: “I’m like the ombudsman for Amtrak.” As with most gaffetastic Biden-isms, the remark should prompt more heartburn than hilarity. Just who exactly is looking out for taxpayers when it comes to federal rail spending?
Vigorous independent oversight of public infrastructure binges is especially critical given the nation’s long history of mass transit slush funds, cost overruns and union-monopolized construction projects to nowhere. Among the new projects championed by the Obama administration: a $10 billion New Jersey-to-New York commuter rail tunnel pushed by Senate Democrats that state officials won’t pay for but believe everyone else in the nation should be forced to subsidize. When Biden talks about “seizing the future,” he’s talking about seizing your wallets for his party’s electoral security.
Remember the news is not what is reported.. the news is the hidden details, back-room deals.. and other horrors…
Compounding matters now, cronyism runs rampant in the federal rail bureaucracy. Biden’s lobbyist son, Hunter, sits on the Amtrak board of directors. Amtrak Vice President Eleanor Acheson is a close pal of — you guessed it — Joe Biden. She oversees the very Law Department accused of interfering repeatedly with the taxpayer advocates in the inspector general’s office. Acheson hired Biden’s former Senate staffer Jonathan Meyer as her deputy general counsel. Meyer called it a “happy coincidence.”
In another such fortuitous coincidence, one of the top beneficiaries of the new White House rail bailout is GE Transportation — the leading manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives. President Obama recently named GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt to head the new White House jobs council.
So how is Obama planning on cutting the budget? What sacrifices is he actually making??