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Biden Calls Himself ‘Middle Class Joe,’ Owns Mansion

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Joe Biden, speaking in Ohio today, said that he is “tired of being called a ‘Middle Class Joe.’”

See Video here

While it’s not clear who actually calls the vice president that, it is clear that his house and finances tell a different story. Here’s a picture of his home (not his official vice presidential residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.):

Zillow.com, a reliable real estate web site, estimates the worth of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home (pictured above) to be a cool $2,856,950. (This does not appear to include the cottage on the Biden estate, which the vice president rents out to the Secret Service for more than $12,000 per year.)

“The vice president and his wife, Jill Biden, reported assets of between $239,000 and $866,000,” according to Bloomberg.

“I said it yesterday, and I’ll say it more calmly today. I don’t think these guys understand us,” Biden also told the Ohio audience.

Biden added: “What do they think we think? What do they think we think in our houses? We’re like the rich guys — we have dreams, we have aspirations.” Indeed.

 

» 16 Comments

  1. LadyGun12

    May 18th, 2012

    Doesn’t everybody here have a house like this?

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  2. LadyGun12

    May 18th, 2012

    My house would probably fit in his garage.

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  3. Mimsey

    May 18th, 2012

    I’m so tired of this guy running his big mouth. He lives in Greenville, De. also known to us peons as Chateau Country. Really sounds middle class, doesn’t it?

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  4. Nutjob

    May 18th, 2012

    Apparently Goofey Joe Howard Dean Biden doesn’t see his video gaffes.

    Guess he figures if his idiotic voter base believes and supports the filthy rich whackos from Hollywood who are there for the poor and middle class, why can’t he be just as hypocritical?

    …… Goofey Joe the gift that keeps on giving.

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  6. NoMoBo

    May 18th, 2012

    He and his wife report assets of between $239,000 and $865,000? They’re lying. Shoot, my assets would fall in that ranges.

    More likely, their assets are squirrelled away in “unreportable” places. A house like that would require a lot of upkeep.

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  7. LadyGun12

    May 18th, 2012

    I don’t care that he’s wealthy. I just want him to stop telling me he isn’t. More power to him if he earned it honestly. That’s a big IF.

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  8. Troy

    May 18th, 2012

    Hey now, go easy on Joe. After all he did give $283 dollars to charity in 2004.

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  9. Stirrin the B.S.

    May 18th, 2012

    @NoMoBo – the math doesn’t add up does it? A house worth $2.8MM and total assets reported at between $239K and $866K?

    The house must be owned by some sort of blind trust, or sloe joe’s got some ‘splainin to do.

    Either way, who does he think he’s fooling by empathising with the middle class?

    Oh yeah, he’s talking to an Oblowme voter – never mind.

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  10. Buddy

    May 18th, 2012

    LadyGun12, there is no IF BlowJoe earned a honest living, it is a most certainly NOT.

    JackassJoe is infamous in DE for screwing creditors his entire life; legend is that he even stiffed his dentist for those teefs. (Don’t know about the plugs–must check with Lawn Doctor)

    As to how in heck he got that house, I’d subpoena MBNA’s records for the easy answer.

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  11. Angrymike

    May 18th, 2012

    This shows how great this country can be if the government gets our of the way…. This man who is dumber than a bag of hammers, can own a mansion with plenty of land…and probably never worked a real job in his life…

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  12. Kevin R.

    May 18th, 2012

    Maybe that clown is so insulated from reality that he doesn’t know middle class from a hole in the ground. Sort of like a British aristocrat of old not being able to comprehend life outside of landed privilege.

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  13. Death_By_Farts

    May 18th, 2012

    Ah yes…Joe Biden. the best thing to happen to Mitt Romeny…EVER.

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  14. Cruisin' Cat

    May 18th, 2012

    At ‘$866k’ max. compared to zeros 10 million, Joe IS middle class.
    Ain’t it great to live in a country where even a criminal moron can become wealthy?

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