[guest post by Dana]
It seems to be all the rage these days: Democrats jumping on the Poor, poor me! bandwagon. We recently saw Hillary claim that when she and Bill left the White House, they were “dead broke”. And now, Joe Biden remarked in a summit on working families that, not only is he the poorest man in Congress, but that he has no savings.
When discussing the struggles that working parents experience as they balance their careers and family time, Biden told the audience, “I can speak a little bit from my own experience.”
Though he noted that he is wearing a “mildly expensive suit” and has a good pension and salary, the vice president said, “I don’t own a single stock or bond . . . I have no savings account.”
Except that he does. Of course, he may later come back and qualify that he meant savings in his piggy bank…Just Joe being Joe! (For more of Joe’s ‘stories’, visit the “Being Biden” page at the White House official website).
In light of 2016, is it any surprise that Clinton and Biden are attempting to reach – and be – the common man with their own financial um, struggles?
Via White House Dossier.