Vice President Biden's big weekend
March 28th, 2014
11:26 AM ET
5 months ago

Vice President Biden's big weekend

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden is doing something this weekend that he hasn't done since 2011 - giving the White House Weekly Address.

The Vice President will use the weekly address that's heard on radio and the internet to stress the importance of raising the federal minimum wage, which has been a major goal for the administration over the past few months.

"The address will cap off the Vice President's eventful week spent advancing a number of the administration's domestic priorities," a Biden aide said.

"From touring a successful workforce training program in New Hampshire with Secretary Perez to demanding a higher wage for tipped workers at a local diner in Washington D.C. to encouraging Americans to sign up for health insurance through radio interviews, stakeholder calls, and online engagements, the Vice President's efforts throughout the week have been focused on moving key issue areas forward."

Biden's appearance on the weekly address comes as President Barack Obama is on an official trip to Europe and the Middle East.

Politico's Mike Allen was the first to report that the Vice President is delivering Saturday's address.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: Joe Biden • Vice President Biden • White House
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. salty dog

    What they want you to believe is that despite record inequality, despite 95% of the wealth went to the top 1%, we need to give them more money, and we will all prosper from it, brilliant!

    March 28, 2014 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Tampa Tim

    Fair – Other than an outside right wingnut article, I have found nothing in the CBO report that talked about billions being added to the deficit. Are you talking about the McMorris article?
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    Tim... did you read the CBO report or not? It's right in there.

    March 28, 2014 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  3. smith

    @Rudy-I`ll keep it simple for you. About 20yrs ago a pack of cigs was about 1.25 and min. wage was 4.25. Now, a pack is about 4.25 and min. wage is 7.25. Ask yourself, why is the cost of living higher in one area than in a different area? Answer-The workers are paid more in the area with a higher cost of living.

    March 28, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    salty dog

    Failure is what the last Republican administration granted us, a return to that is what your offering when you vote gop, remember, their tax plan that they want is mittens1.8% top tax rate. To offset such a loss of revenue, they will kill ss, and Medicaid, the tax deductions that make the biggest difference, your mortgage interest, and your 401 k would be after taxes, as well ad your employer healthcare contribution, now that's a plan the Koch brothers can appreciate!
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    Let's not forget about the various iterations of the Ryan Budget Plan, folks. Eliminate all capital gains taxes. Dramatic cuts to corporate tax rates. Convert Medicare into a voucher system, which would destroy it because of the cost of the transition.

    Let's not forget about any of conservatives' various proposed cures and fixes, which they claim to stimulate the economy, but disguise the goal of lining the pockets of the 1%.

    March 28, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. smith

    @Silence-The fact is capitalism, poverty, and greed are parts of life. No one said you had to like them.

    March 28, 2014 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Fair – Other than an outside right wingnut article, I have found nothing in the CBO report that talked about billions being added to the deficit. Are you talking about the McMorris article?
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    Tim... did you read the CBO report or not? It's right in there.
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    Fair – the part that adds to the deficit involves federal workers, and that was done over two weeks ago, by executive order. The rest has nothing to do with the deficit.

    March 28, 2014 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    smith

    @Rudy-I`ll keep it simple for you. About 20yrs ago a pack of cigs was about 1.25 and min. wage was 4.25. Now, a pack is about 4.25 and min. wage is 7.25. Ask yourself, why is the cost of living higher in one area than in a different area? Answer-The workers are paid more in the area with a higher cost of living.
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    Sorry, your dots are too far spread apart to connect them. Your question bears no relevance to the "facts" that you presented. You want facts? Try these.

    The minimum wage was last raised, to $7.25, on Jul 24, 2009. A pack of cigarettes cost around five bucks. The minimum wage has not increaed but the cost of a pack of cigarettes has doubled. The price for a gallon of gas has doubled. Most of the items on the "Dollar Menu" cost much more than that, so much so that most have been removed and replaced.

    So much for your theory about raising the minimum wage causes higher prices.

    March 28, 2014 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "You mean the one that found that raising the minimum wage will increase the budget deficit by billions? Nah... nothing to see there."
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    Oh really? From CBO's web page providing a synopsis of their study and the effects of a "$10.10 option" and a "$9.00 option" for increasing the minimum wage:

    "CBO concludes that the net effect on the federal budget of raising the minimum wage would probably be a small decrease in budget deficits for several years but a small increase in budget deficits thereafter. It is unclear whether the effect for the coming decade as a whole would be a small increase or a small decrease in budget deficits. "

    Your hyperbole is showing.

    March 28, 2014 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    Tampa Tim

    Fair – Other than an outside right wingnut article, I have found nothing in the CBO report that talked about billions being added to the deficit. Are you talking about the McMorris article?
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    Tim... did you read the CBO report or not? It's right in there.
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    Fair – the part that adds to the deficit involves federal workers, and that was done over two weeks ago, by executive order. The rest has nothing to do with the deficit.
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    That is simply not true, TIm. The CBO report specifically costs out Senate Bill S. 1737, not Obama's executive order.

    March 28, 2014 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. tom l

    I am on to Tampa Tim and his comments about conservatives on here being paid to post. It's kinda like the guy who breaks wind and then says "does somebody smell that?" as if it's someone else.

    There is just no way possible for someone to be on the ticker day in and day out like he is.

    March 28, 2014 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  11. Silence DoGood

    @tom l
    I am on to Tampa Tim and his comments about conservatives on here being paid to post. It's kinda like the guy who breaks wind and then says "does somebody smell that?" as if it's someone else.

    There is just no way possible for someone to be on the ticker day in and day out like he is.
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    Unfounded Conspiracy Theories about Benghazi is one thing but let's leave unfounded conspiracy theories about commenters out of this. Or have you have you found that evidence in Area 51 next to the Birth Certificate locker?

    March 28, 2014 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  12. Tampa Tim

    Tom l – Yeah, I was wondering how Fair is Fair, smith, smitty, just, Lizzie, hector, and yourself, can post all day every day. Are you one of the paid Fox bloggers we got to see in the bus at the first tea bagger rally?

    March 28, 2014 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    tom l

    I am on to Tampa Tim and his comments about conservatives on here being paid to post. It's kinda like the guy who breaks wind and then says "does somebody smell that?" as if it's someone else.

    There is just no way possible for someone to be on the ticker day in and day out like he is.
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    What about someone in a nursing home? The scope of your narrov viewport, through which you view the world, is clouded.

    March 28, 2014 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  14. tom l

    I knew I would strike a chord and get some serious anger coming my way. Day in, day out. Every day throughout the day. Mindless comments. Trying to pin an assertion on someone that wouldn't even occur to Fair or smith or or myself. I stand by my comment. No conspiracy here. Just too much data to not make me think that now.

    And Tim has said that he works so he's not in a nursing home.

    March 28, 2014 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    tom l

    I am on to Tampa Tim and his comments about conservatives on here being paid to post. It's kinda like the guy who breaks wind and then says "does somebody smell that?" as if it's someone else.

    There is just no way possible for someone to be on the ticker day in and day out like he is
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    Don't go ad hominum on Tampa Tim tom l.
    They are having a pretty good exchange, no need for you to cloud it with a personal and unnecessary comment.

    March 28, 2014 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  16. tom l

    And Tim, it's all day, every day – morning through night. I am on here way too much but do not post 1/10th of how many posts and how often you do. And you're reaction is exactly what I thought you would say. It's probably in your handbook on how to respond when someone is on to you.

    So many canned comments all straight out of what a moveon.org would say.

    March 28, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  17. tom l

    And Rudy you should get back to me after you have done more research on David Stockman.

    March 28, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  18. smith

    @Rudy-You live in NYC where the cost of living is insane For the rest of us my numbers fit. You and others chose to live there and pay high prices for products. If you live in huge cities prices are going to be insane. My suggestion is to move where your pay equals your cost of living.

    March 28, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    " Or have you have you found that evidence in Area 51 next to the Birth Certificate locker?"

    Yep...Elvis gave them to me when I visited him at the trailer he shares with Jimmy Hoffa.

    March 28, 2014 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  20. Fair is Fair

    Tampa Tim

    Tom l – Yeah, I was wondering how Fair is Fair, smith, smitty, just, Lizzie, hector, and yourself, can post all day every day. Are you one of the paid Fox bloggers we got to see in the bus at the first tea bagger rally?
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    Rudy thinks you're in a nursing home, Tim... how do you feel about that?

    March 28, 2014 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
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