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For all his gaffes which are fodder for SNL and right-wing talk radio, the one thing I admire about Joe Biden is that he and his wife Jill never played this game. Both are from blue-collar families without the trust funds of many of the D.C. elite, but Jill has always eschewed all the job opportunities that available to the wife of a powerful senator to teach English at high schools and small colleges, with a current salary of a modest $82,022 at Northern Virginia Community College. Also, before he became vice president, Joe was rated as the poorest member of the Senate based on his financial disclosure statement.





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As I recall it was senator Roth that took Biden aside when he was first elected to the Senate and told Joe he was too stupid to steal, he was fortunate to be elected and that he had a safe seat, just be grateful for the Peter Principal and don't get greedy.





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As I recall it was senator Roth that took Biden aside when he was first elected to the Senate and told Joe he was too stupid to steal, he was fortunate to be elected and that he had a safe seat, just be grateful for the Peter Principal and don't get greedy.

That's a funny story but you and I both know that if he and his wife weren't so atypical of couples in their position, and they coveted all the trappings and lifestyle of the Georgetown cocktail party people, Joe could have hooked Jill up with a seven-figure gig without running afoul of the ethics rules. And if Jill decided she didn't want to give up teaching, Joe could have quit the Senate and become a lobbyist the way our very own John Breaux, Bennett Johnston and Billy Tauzin did.






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You ever seen a member of congress that was poor or hell even middle class?


Some of the first-termers, yes.

Some of them even have negative net worth. Google is your friend on this topic.






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After Mary's re-election in 2002, in which I was active, I decided to pursue a new direction as a real estate agent .... My primary areas of concentration are Capitol Hill, the Penn Quarter, Georgetown and upper northwest DC. I hold DC and Virginia licenses. It would be my pleasure to assist you with your residential real estate needs in DC and northern Virginia. I look forward to working with you!





He forgot to mention the "special rate" he gives to lobbyist - just a few percent over the "normal" rate. In D.C. he's the "Special Man" -- LET ME HAVE IT - and my "wife" {wink, wink} can fix some problems for you on the Hill! It's a win-win for everybody -- except the American taxpayer, of course.







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I B Freeman
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I suspect real estate deals are one of many ruses available to pass along some walking around money to the Congress officials.

What is even more scary is how many bribes are being passed along to the regulators.

Think about health care. When a price for a service is set for medicare reimbursement that becomes the price floor for all of us for that service. Do you think a drug company might trade a little real estate with the bureaucrat's wife that sets those reimbursements??? Of course. They would to it through a third or fourth party arranged by the lobbyist but there is no question in my mind it and things like it happen every day.

Does anyone here believe that there were no bribes involved in establishing Obamacare??? (shares of Humana health insurance company are up more than 100% since Obamacare passed. see new thread)






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FightinTigersDammit
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Biden and his son are mixed up with some real scumbags, and both are dirty as frick.





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