Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bite Me

So Joe Bite Me sends us an email today:

Karl --

Remember when the GOP was in control?

Yes Bite Me. We think about it every day.

They drove up record deficits to pass tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

And now they want to do it again. If they take over Congress, Republicans have promised to go back to the "exact same agenda" that drove our economy into a ditch.

You can't make this stuff up. The exact same agenda.

Yes Bite Me. We remember unemployment at 4.5% at one point and roughly 4.7% thereafter.

So I'm going to do everything I can to make sure they don't get the chance. We have a plan in place and 13 days to get it done -- but each and every one of us needs to do what we can today.

Please donate $3 today to help us keep them out of power.

So $3 to keep Democrats in power, or $0 to get Republicans? Since we don't donate now, that is essentially what you are suggesting, right Bite Me?

For months, our opponents sat on the sidelines while you helped the President and our allies in Congress move America forward.

Republicans are still clutching that same political playbook.

And folks like Sharron Angle in Nevada, Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, and Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania want to go beyond the failed policies of the past. Backed by millions in special interest money, some Republicans want to cut the minimum wage, gut Social Security, and end Medicare as we know it.

But Barack and I don't believe economic growth in America has to come at the expense of the middle class.

Uh, Bite Me, We're on the wrong email list. Don't get us wrong, we were middle class. But we've been unemployed for three years now and we sell hats on the side. Nice hats, but tough to sell when others don't have money either.

In fact, we believe we're only making progress when hard-working families are doing better -- and, with your help, we're getting there.

Thanks to health insurance reform, no one will have to choose between keeping their home and getting the care they need.

Thanks to student loan reform, more parents can send their kids to college -- even if it looked out of reach in years past.

Thanks to our investments in clean energy, entrepreneurs are creating jobs and writing a new energy future for this country.

That's change we can all believe in. That's change that doesn't discriminate between Democrats, Republicans, or independents. That's the kind of America I believed in growing up in Scranton and raising my boys in Delaware.

Bite Me, we think you are mistaken in these points.

Health Insurance Reform does discriminate between those who pay for insurance today and those who do not. We are in the former group and our premiums are climbing due to the reform while the latter group pays nothing more than they did before.

Student Loans are no longer competitive since your reform nationalized the industry. So when our son heads to college next year, he'll suffer from higher prices and no choices.

And whatever investments in clean energy you are making, those investments are not impacting our region. Have you done a job search on "clean energy" at Monster lately?

Barack and I are going to keep fighting for that America -- and right now, you get to decide how this fight plays out.

Donate $3 or more today and help us finish strong: [YES WE CAN!]

Thanks for all that you do,

Joe Biden

Bite Me - You and Barack can go f**k yourselves.

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