Joe Biden has had a rough couple of weeks following his less-than-stellar debate performance.
He has dropped massively in the polls. At one point he had a lead of over 20 percentage points, and now that lead is down to the single digits.
This shouldn’t be surprising given Biden’s previous runs for the presidency. Biden is a walking gaffe machine who has a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth.
In 1988, it was discovered that he plagiarized a speech. The bad publicity caused Biden to suffer in the polls and eventually drop out of the race.
In 2008, Biden polled far behind Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He wasn’t even a blip on the radar.
In 2012, he accused Mitt Romney of wanting to reinstate slavery in the United States. He told a crowd of black people that Mitt Romney wanted to put them “all back in chains.”
His campaign this time around isn’t off to a great start either. Videos circulating around the internet show that Joe Biden is creepy toward women. There are countless videos of him borderline groping women and rubbing their shoulders.
Biden took heat from members of his own party for praising segregationist senators that he worked with in the past.
There is now more news that will make Biden’s week another long one.
Joe Biden the Hypocrite
Like many Democrats, Joe Biden has attacked the wealthy for rigging the system in their favor and taking advantage of tax loopholes to shield their income from the IRS.
Come to find out, Biden should look in the mirror before casting stones.
On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Joe Biden and his wife have made $15 million since leaving the office of vice president.
Biden likes to portray himself as a man of the people — just a regular Joe (pun intended). He cites his working class upbringing in Pennsylvania as proof of his middle class bona fides.
Well, he isn’t middle class anymore.
The NYT reported: “In the first two years after leaving office, Mr. Biden substantially improved his financial fortunes, earning more than $15 million … thanks to six-figure speaking engagements and a lucrative deal to write a set of books, Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill, reported an adjusted gross income of $11 million in 2017 and $4.6 million in 2018.”
It pays to be a lifetime-elected official. What other job allows for you to produce nothing, and end up a multi-millionaire?
That’s a good gig if you can get it.
But wait — there’s more bad news for Biden.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Biden used tax loopholes to shield his income from the IRS.
That isn’t a story on the surface, because no one likes to pay more taxes, but Biden is a hypocrite. He has spent his career deriding the rich for not paying their fair share.
The Journal reported: “Mr. Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, routed their book and speech income through S corporations, according to his tax returns the couple released this week. They paid income taxes on those profits, but the strategy let the couple avoid 3.8% self-employed tax they would have paid had they been compensated directly instead of through the S corporations.”
Biden is just another politician who wants you to do what he says, not what he does. The rules don’t apply to him.