Item: Vice President of the United States Joe Biden says the former dean of Harvard Law school was right to punish the United States military for the United States Congress’s “very bad policy” of “don’t ask, don’t tell” by refusing to allow recruiters access to the school’s career services center.
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Vice President Joe Biden pleaded with environmentalists on Tuesday to begin picketing the U.S. EPA for failing to institute a greenhouse gas “cap and trade” regime to combat global warming. When asked why Biden would wish his own government’s agency be protested, Biden thundered that “climate change is a serious threat to the security of our country, and it’s very bad policy for EPA to postpone implementation of a cap and trade system.” When reporters pointed out that Congress had not passed legislation authorizing EPA to implement cap and trade, Biden mumbled something about “sticklers for democracy” and left the podium.
At a recent photo op at a Peoria, Ill. bike manufacturer, reporters asked Vice President Biden what other government policies, if any, demand direct action by the public. Biden replied that “those tax people need to be taught a lesson. They don’t take enough from the rich! If you’re middle class in America, just hold onto your tax check until you see all those rich oil executives pay their fair share. That will get the IRS’s attention.” It is unclear whether any Americans have taken the Vice President up on his suggestion, or if the IRS is responding to his direction.
This follows on an earlier incident in which Biden, while touring a Pennsylvania coal mine, was shocked to learn that coal was still being burned in power plants across the U.S. “That’s outrageous!” Biden was heard to say. “What crazy agency allowed that to happen? Don’t they know that coal is dirty? Dirty, dirty, dirty! This has to stop.” The mine supervisor who was leading the tour politely informed the Vice President that coal was a valuable natural resource, and that technology and regulation had corrected many of the problems coal-fired power plants had experienced in earlier decades. Biden was not to be deterred, however, saying that the miners should walk off the job to protest the “very bad policy” that had allowed such dirty energy to be produced. Bewildered miners took an hourlong break out of respect, but went back to work when the Vice President’s motorcade left the area.
Vice President Biden had earlier called for a general boycott of the Postal Service in November 2009 to protest the U.S. government’s failure to provide universal health care to all Americans. Biden claimed that it was a “national tragedy” that a country as rich as the United States would fail to provide health care to everyone, and when he noticed that the Postal Service had issued a stamp series called “Miracles of Modern Medicine,” he considered the federal government’s “very bad policy” to be “so hypocritical as to demand immediate, nonviolent action against the government.” Postal Service revenues plunged during the critical Christmas season, prompting an emergency rate hike. When Biden learned that his comments had largely been blamed for the increase in postage rates, which made the medical stamps insufficient postage, he told reporters that he “was proud to have ended that hypocritical stamp mess. Now we’ve just got to fix the health care thing.”
As has previously been reported, when Congress passed health care reform legislation, Biden was recorded as saying “this is a big f–ing deal.” Sources have since learned that Biden made this comment after noting that it was his boycott of the Postal Service that had caused Congress to reform health care. It is unknown if this result has led the Vice President to demand that Americans protest other federal policies that do not fit his progressive ideology.