What happened to the Hopey, Changey, Transparent government Obama promised?

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    Today’s shining example of how Barack Obama pulled one over the eyes of the idiot liberals and the naive independents with his "Hopey, Changey, Transparency" speeches comes to you from the Vice President himself!

    Biden collects rent from Secret Service - $2,200 a month for cottage use

    The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the agency also pays him rent.

    Since April, Mr. Biden has collected more than $13,000 from the agency charged with protecting him and his family for use of a rental cottage adjacent to the waterfront home he owns in a Wilmington, Del., suburb.

    Mr. Biden, listed not as vice president in federal purchasing documents but as a “vendor,” is eligible for up to $66,000 by the time the government contract expires in the fall of 2013, the records show.

    “He should be afforded every single protection available to him and his family, as should every vice president and president,” said Leslie Paige, spokeswoman for the Washington-based Citizens Against Government Waste.

    “But this arrangement seems bizarre to me,” she added. “You’d think the vice president, who shepherded the deficit committee, would think twice about charging the Secret Service rent. Why would he need the money? I don’t get it.”


    Wait a second - don't the Dumbocrats believe that "the rich among us can afford to pay a little bit more"??? Shouldn't the very wealth Joe Biden be willing to give up is rental property for the good of the goverment? Hasn't that been what Barack Hussein and him have been preaching during their "we need to steal more money from hard working Americans" raise the taxes tour?

    Ohhhhh - that's right! I forgot - Dumbocrats believe in hoarding wealth for themselves, but everyone else has to "sacrifice" for the "good" of all. More evidence that the Dumbocrat Party is just the party of hypocrisy.

    Socialism is for the people, not the Socialist....
     
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    this was discussed in another thread already.

    If you can show that no other President or Vice President did this, then it's an issue. If not, it's a non-issue.
     
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    it's called business.
     
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    Don't know what you're talking about. Got a cite to where Obama said "hopey, changey", even once?!?! This sounds like a cover-up for what the TPers are doing to the national economy.
     
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    You make a good point that I agree with.

    But this is the first time I have heard of such a practice. So Im inclined to get the rope.
     
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    Your masters showed him the "T" they installed on Kennedy's gas line.
     
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    Wow - you're completely missing the point. It's an issue because Barack Hussein promised over and over and over that his administration would not be like past administration. Remember? It would not be "business as usual in Washington"? So it's actually an even bigger issue if past president's or vice president's have done this because that means it's more "business as usual in Washington.
     
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    In the world of hundred million dollar no bid contracts to VP Cheney's Haliburton your thread is silly. BTW, how many secret service agents have been killed in the shower of VP Biden's Cottage?
     
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    Pretty lame to get upset over the rent payments. The SS leased another place when someone else was living in the Biden place. Biden's became available so they're paying rent there now instead. As income producing property, why should Biden not be allowed to collect rent? He could have rented it to someone else and the SS would still be paying rent elsewhere.
     
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