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Joe Biden Thinks He’s Poor

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While speaking at a White House Summit on working families, Vice President Joe Biden reminded the crowd that he’s still the hard-working, train-riding everyman that made him such a successful candidate for the US Senate. Only, it’s slightly less believable these days, considering he’s the Vice President of the United States, a job that brings in $230,700 per year. And he’s had the job for about 6 years now. That’s roughly 1.4 million dollars in salary, so far.

“Look, Biden, man, you’ve got a mildly expensive suit on,” he said to the room, echoing what he presumed everyone was thinking. He then went on to admit that while he is the poorest man in Congress, he still makes a lot of money.

According to a Bloomberg article from 2011, his total net worth in hard assets is around $250 grand, with about $894K in various investments and insurance policies, as well as a $250,000 house in Wilmington, Delaware, his largest asset. USA Today reported his assets grew to about $276,000 in hard cash and $940,000 in various investments.

The dude isn’t exactly “hand-to-mouth” poor, but he has earned over $4 million in salary since 1973. So how the hell could he have pissed away all that money? Amtrak tickets from Delaware to Washington, D.C. must really add up. He also apparently doesn’t have a savings account, according to Gawker.

How many times can our esteemed Vice President put his foot in his mouth? Far be it from me to trash a fellow ‘Cuse alum, but this dude’s got to be out of his own feet and moved on to orally inserting the feet of others…perhaps the dainty feet of the smoking hot Dr. Jill Biden?

[via Gawker]

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