Joe Biden "Jokes" About Bringing Hundreds Of Millions Of US Taxpayer Dollars To Bailout Greece

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Vice President Joe Biden, now best known for being the man who relies primarily on Jon Corzine for financial advice, continued his recent roll of epic linguistic blunders this morning. As Reuters reports, the VP, "joked during a visit to debt-choked Athens on Monday about bringing money to help Greece out of its deepest financial crisis in decades. Introducing a member of his delegation during a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Biden said: "This man represents the Treasury department. He's brought hundreds of millions of dollars." His comments drew laughs from both the Greek and U.S. delegations." It is unclear if the Greeks laughed because the noted number was orders of magnitude less than what would be needed to actually put a dent in the Greek fast-motion train wreck, or because everyone was waiting to see what the American taxpayer's response would be to learn that while America is hopelessly locked in gridlock of releasing more cash to that country's middle class, the US Treasury is quite happy to disburse taxpayer funding to Greece. We are holding out breath to find out.

From Reuters:

Euro zone ministers will meet on Friday for a summit billed key to finding a way out of a growing debt crisis and may turn to the International Monetary Fund for more aid.


A senior U.S. Treasury official said last week that the United States was not planning to make such loans to the Fund and said the lender's resources were adequate.


Asked what his message to Europe was, Biden said: "Hang in there."

Oddly enough, hanging may indeed be the only option for a whole lot of Europeans soon enough.

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gojam's picture

The Euro will rally on that for the next week.

The Biden "Rumour"

dwdollar's picture

I don't know why everyone hates Biden so much. He only tells the truth. Whether that truth is too painful to hear is another matter.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Biden wouldn't know 'truth' if it hit him in the face... which is incidentally what needs to happen.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture


Libertarian doomers can't handle the fact that despite its flaws, the Obama-Biden administration has successfully averted the largest recession in recent years. You would think that at this point the doomers would be praising Obama for his courage and stoicism, but this doesn't fit the narrative.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Good point. They have averted the recession and brought on a depression. Well said.

BorisTheBlade's picture

God loving people don't go into details, because they know that's where the devil is. Averted recession, that's it, full stop. Depression is an issue for the next term, we'll stock up on prozac and collect Nobel prize in economics this time.

YBNguy's picture

WTF is Joe 'Plugs' Biden doing in Athens anyways?


Well I guess he had to take the circus on the road...

Transformer's picture

What are you talking about?  Unemployment is down.  The market is up.  Go Obama!!

JPM Hater001's picture

Now where is that ratso fella? 


Johnedoe's picture

Hey million dollar boner........

 Your still drinking the Kool-aid I see......... 

clymer's picture

you do realize that providing any attention merely feeds this trolls desire to increase his collection of red down-mods

fonestar's picture

Haha... that just gave me funny thoughts of Obama/Biden posturing like "brave Ulysses"

Hippocratic Oaf's picture



GeneMarchbanks's picture

In defense of Biden, how soon is soon? I mean, it all depends on your definition of 'soon'...

MachoMan's picture

soon is within 20 months...

kill switch's picture

No, Jared Bernstein!!!! Who would hire him???? Howard Dividowitz

Stoploss's picture

OK, im down to one lighted keyboard now.

Everybodys All American's picture

I remember with fondness Joe calling the signing of Obamacare a pretty big fucking deal. So eloquent. Who knew it would send our country into such a tailspin?

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Healthcare reform was long overdue. Thanks to this bill, everybody has access to the care they deserve, no matter what their background. Sorry if that upsets you.

Everybodys All American's picture

There was very little reform and everyone has access just like they always had. No one ever is turned away. What it has done is stopped hiring dead in it's tracks. Health Care costs have gone up and now 41 million people in the US are on food stamps. I wonder how many more socialist programs Obama can pass before we go bk?

Deo vindice's picture

Since when does anyone 'deserve' to have access to health care? (that is, a "right" to someone else's money to pay for their problems).

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" ~ M. Thatcher

Deo vindice's picture

I remember with fondness Joe calling the signing of Obamacare a pretty big fucking deal. So eloquent. Who knew it would send our country into such a tailspin?

With all due respect to the many great posts and posters on ZH, there is a lot of that kind of 'eloquence' in the comments posted here.

IMO, if it takes swearing and vulgarity to make your point, then you probably don't have much of a point.

fuu's picture

Fornicate off and expire please.

Deo vindice's picture

And your point is???

I rest my case.

fuu's picture

That you have no sense of humor and need to lighten up Francis.

Deo vindice's picture

"The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it." (George Washington)

For my part, I'll take Washington's part.

fuu's picture

George was such an elitist.

BorisTheBlade's picture

Biden is a joker: "You and your kind, all you care about is money (what is US$100M among friends?!). This city (Athens today, some other tomorrow) deserves a better class of criminal. And I'm gonna give it to them!"

fonestar's picture

It is at least nice and social for the arithmetically challenged to come out and post now and then.

friendly manitoba's picture

wasting your breath dwdollar  - 90% of the posters here are long gold and silver and hoping for a disaster - they remind me of  bunker hunt - just care about themselves  and drive normal posters away   - i check back once a month to see if anything has changed - never does - happy new year dwdollar - 

CPL's picture

Ridiculous...the farce is complete now.

i-dog's picture

Not quite ... wait until they give infants and house pets the vote. The banks give them credit cards ... so, why not the vote, too?

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Maybe an Athenian youth will throw a Molotov at him. That would certainly cause me to giggle like a five year old...

fonzanoon's picture

Obama 2008 - Hope and change

Obama 2012 - hang in there

Ancona's picture

Why is this caricature allowed to open his mouth in front of people?

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

He's being held over there to keep him out of obamas way over here.

O knows he is a cancer and loose cannon. Better to keep him away.

As much as the teleprompter kills me, this buffoon is worse.

monopoly's picture

What a team, Obama and Biden. You know what, we deserve them. When was the last time you saw 2 million+ marching on Washington out of disgust. Where is America's... "spring"?

Not going to change until that happens.

SheepDog-One's picture

It wont change until the lady with the 15 kids demanding to know 'Who gonna pay to feed my kids' is cut off....THEN youll see the cities actually erupt.

Woman With 15 Kids: "Somebody needs to be held accountable, and they need to pay." - YouTube

Deo vindice's picture

Right on. We do get the government we deserve.

If it is true that "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance", we have most certainly not been vigilant in protecting our freedoms from those who would steal them from us.

Rainman's picture

Biden is Obama's court jester. He squanders no opportunity to make an ass of himself.

Shizzmoney's picture

What a MBNA bankster schill Joe Biden is.

Sudden Debt's picture

I'm sure he's jokeing to because it will be hundreds of billions.

Zero Debt's picture

Which leads one to conclude that they are laughing at him, not with him.

fuu's picture

This man is from the Treasury, he brought the bribe money.

pods's picture

You just can't make this shit up!


willien1derland's picture

Millions - That unit of measure is sooo yesterday - you either bring Billions or Trillions to the party or DO NOT BOTHER attending...I mean really some people have no appreciation for the trend, decorum, or etiquitte of oppressionary government....