“This is the poorest man in congress!” Biden told the crowd at the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families at Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., June 23, 2014, discussing such matters families encounter when the home and the office conflicts. No doubt, Joe at the Summit was drawing the crowd’s attention to his modest upbringing and scrappy roots.
He’s referring to himself as one of the “poorest members of Congress” or as “middle-class Joe” mainly because his net worth is less than $500,000 at the time.
BIDEN, JOSEPH ROBINETTE, JR. (JOE) came from a wealthy family. His father, Joe Biden Sr. ran a division of American Oil but due to temporary setbacks his dad experienced investing in several businesses but failed made the family be put in the middle-class category which inadvertently gave Joe his popularly known nickname the “Middle-Class Joe“.
To be considered wealthy, Americans say you should have a net worth of about $2.3 million dollars. According to Senior Living.
According to the same data, an average person would consider someone rich with a salary higher than $309,000.
The poorest man in congress surpasses it all!
Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. and Catherine Eugenia Biden gave birth to a lovely son (Joe Biden Jr.) on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. That’s the WWII period; a day before the completion of ALCAN Highway (or Alaska Highway) to connect the contiguous United States to Alaska across Canada.
Joe Biden is about 184 cm or 6.03675 feet tall and he weighs about 72 kg or 158.733 lbs.
He started his career as an attorney in 1968 – 1969 at Wilmington law firm as a Public Defender. He also started his own firm, Biden and Walsh (which is now known as Monzack Mersky McLaughlin and Browder).
However, this Corporate Law practice didn’t pan out well for him in terms of remuneration so he supplemented his income managing properties including a neighbourhood swimming pool.
On January 5, 1973, Middle-Class Joe was sworn in as a United States Senator with a starting salary of about $42,500 per annum. That’s a lot of money for a middle-class citizen in today’s economy.
Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, $42,500 in 1973 would equivalent to $259,307.86 in today’s dollars (adjusted for inflation).
Considering making $42,500 per year in today’s economy would definitely put anyone as a middle-class citizen.
Converting that amount into today’s dollars is no joke!
He’s also one of the youngest Senators in the United States – (the sixth-youngest senator in the American history actually). Elected at the age of 29, 11 months old but turned 30 by the time he’ll start his term as a Senator (the minimum age required to hold the office). He served from 1973 to 2009.
Biden was the first U.S Vice President to emerge from Small Wonder (Delaware) on January 20, 2009 and ended his tenure on January 20, 2017.
While he served as the 47th vice president of the United States, his yearly salary remained fixed. Earning about $174,000 per annum.
According to the documents released on Tuesday, July 9, 2009, at about 12:09 PM. Joe amassed $4,000,000 (Four Million Dollars) between 2017 and 2018, delivering about 40 speeches and writing engagements.
In 2017, the Bidens made $10,000,000 from CelticCapri Corp and Giacoppa both S-Corp according to their Financial Disclosures and Tax Returns.
An S-Corp (S Corporation) is a closely held company (a company that is not owned by the government)… An S Corp does not pay any income taxes.
From the same Financial Disclosures & Tax Returns report they published in 2018, another $4.5 million were earned by the Bidens.
In 2019, the Bidens Taxable Income earning reported was around $944,000. Paid about $346,000 in taxes and received a refund of nearly $47,000.
Their tax returns showed they paid $5.5 million in federal taxes between those three years.
Taxable income is the portion of your gross income that’s actually subject to taxation.
The major wellspring of income for the Bidens were from book deals and dozens of six-figure speaking engagements. For example, they received $66,000 from a single speaking engagement he gave in St. Louis, Missouri. on the 4th of August, 2018 and prices as high as $182,679 for another speaking engagement he delivered at The Economic Club of SW Michigan Speakers Series, Benton Harbor.
Jill Biden was hired at Northern Virginia Community College as an English teacher on the 16th of August, 2009. And from 2018 through 2019, she has maintained a base salary of about $99,398.
Not only that, Jill just like Joe also gave several speaking engagements with price per appearance ranging from $25,000 and $46,000. She’s also an author of the books “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops,” and her memoir “Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself,”. She got royalties from the former and an advance for the latter.
As of 2014, Joe’s net worth was about $385,700 dollars per annum, fast forward to today he’s worth much more.
Joe and his lovely wife, Jill owns two homes in Delaware valued over $4,000,000. Their main residence in Greenville, Delaware worth about $2 million and another in North Shores, (just north of Rehoboth Beach) worth $2.7 million.
Cash in hand with other investments worth another $4,000,000 (Four Million Dollars). And a federal pension worth more than $1,000,000 (One Million Dollars) totalling up to be approximately $9,000,000. According to a Forbes 2019 estimate.
Last year I visited Mauthausen Concentration Camp (1938–1945), Austria, where hundreds of thousands of people were tortured and murdered.
Our tour guide showed us a football pitch in front of the camp where residents of the town come to watch prison guards play football, to project normalcy in the midst of the horrific crimes inside and outside the camp.
He said the people became numb to the evil around them and became accustomed to seeing people being killed without any feeling of revulsion. I thought that was strange! But I don’t anymore.
Human beings are capable of unspeakable evil, and they can find justifications for them irrespective of how asinine they are!
Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Stalin, Lenin, Tito, and other strongmen and mass murderers had reasons, causes, and supporters, for their murderous escapades.
Many of their supporters were Christians, lovers of God, and good people who found reasons to rationalize the horror. They said the quality and character of the men don’t matter as much as what they do and believe.
In our days, we found people who are ordinarily decent, dignified, and good, using religion and sentiments to justify and rationalize evil. They took a deeply flawed man and canonized him as the protector and defender of Christianity.
They made excuses for his behaviour.
They said, “look at what he does and not what he says”.
He is a liar. According to the Washington Post fact-checker, he told 22,000 lies in three years plus. His lies gave rise to a new cottage industry of fact-checkers.
He lacks empathy and he is a racist. He calls people derogatory names and referred to women as fat, ugly, dogs, and pigs.
Called out by Megyn Kelly, he said proudly ”only Rosie O’Donnell” to laughter from the audience.
He stoked racial tensions and encouraged his supporters to attack and injure people who disagree with him.
He worked overdrive to delegitimize the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama. He said Obama was not born in America and that he is a Muslim. The fact that Obama was born in America did not matter. He kept pouring gas on the senseless birther and religion conspiracy theories. It also didn’t matter that Obama the “Muslim” started the National Easter Breakfast meeting in the White House that Trump the righteous champion ended!
It did not matter that the man was twice divorced, accused of sexual assault by over two dozen women, paid hush money to two women to keep them quiet and denied.
One of the two women, Stephanie Clifford, aka as Stormie Daniels, is a pornography actress, film director and former stripper. Trump denied knowing them until his lawyer, Michael Cohen outed him.
But it didn’t matter, he is the anointed one, and the protector of the Christian Faith. This same man boasted about grabbing women by their private parts and kissing them without their consent because he said: ”they let you do it if you are a star”. Access Hollywood Tape.
As a candidate, he was asked, ”Have you ever confessed your sins and asked God for forgiveness”? He answered,
”I have no sins and have not done anything bad in my life to ask God for forgiveness. I have a great life”.
The bedrock of the Christian Faith states clearly that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God… except a man be born again he cannot enter the kingdom of God” but this is not for our modern-day King Cyrus as we are made to believe.
He doesn’t need to know God to be used by God. He doesn’t need to have even decent character, too. After all, God used King Cyrus who didn’t know him. Well, the Bible didn’t tell us about King Cyrus character, we don’t know. But I want to speculate that Cyrus was not anything like our man! The Centurion was a man who didn’t know God too, but he was a decent and compassionate man.
The Centurion wanted Jesus to heal his sick servant because he built a Synagogue for them and showed them kindness, but the man himself unworthy of Jesus. Luke 7:5-11.
He blackballed people - small business people who supplied him goods and services, he defrauded his Foundation - monies others contributed to causes he promoted as Charity. He paid a fine.
He conned people into paying millions of dollars for a non-existent University and settled out of court for $25m.
He is a tax dodger and manipulator. A system abuser. An amoral person who hoist the Bible as a symbol and not a source of godliness.
A race-baiter who derived immense joy from attacking other people. He said Bernie is crazy; Hillary is crooked; Steve is sloppy; Jeb was low energy; Warren is Pocahontas; Mattis and Streep the most overrated General and Actress. He knew more the Generals and only he can fix the problems of America.
Soldiers who were killed in wars are losers and suckers; John McCaine was a hero because he captured. He preferred one not captured. He mocked McCaine for his vote for ACA- Affordable Care Act-OBAMACARE by mimicking the movement of his injured hand, in life and in death. He continued to pummel McCaine long after his death.
What a graceless man!
Yet he is the anointed one, or so they told us.
This man had no values and virtues that projected and reflected God, Christ, and Christianity. He is the polar opposite of everything Christianity. He lied about his opposition to LGBTQ. His wife, Melania, and daughter, Tiffany, exposed his lie during the campaign
”my husband is in support of LGBTQ and he has your back”.
"My husband is in support of LGBTQ and he has your back”.
“My dad supports you but because of politics he cannot say so openly”.
This is an ideologically shifty man. Once a Democrat and a pro-choice showman from New York he contributed funds to the Planned Parenthood Federation, abortion chief supporter and facilitator, but quickly laundered his image and ideas and framed himself as a Republican and Pro-life, who is against things he supports.
With fairness to Trump, he had boasted that if he ever ran for president he will do so as a Republican because ”they are gullible and will accept anything on Fox News”. He is right at least to some extent!
Trump is a victim - a victim of the Evangelicals - who used him to get what they needed most - attention and visibility - but denied him what he needed most - Salvation in Christ.
In almost four years of access to him, none of them led him in repentance to Christ. Yes, they laid hands on him and invoked blessings on him, it is not enough. We are saved by Grace through Faith, not good works, not blessings.
Pastor Jerry Falwell, disgraced former president of Liberty University, Virginia, is a close confidante of Trump. He was removed from his position at Liberty University after a man accused him of procuring him to have s.x with his wife, Becki, while he watched.
He had settled a similar accusation in the past. Interestingly he didn’t deny the allegations, he said he became aware after the fact, and that Giancarlo Granda, the man who made the allegations against him was trying to extort and blackmail them.
Text messages from the Falwells to the man exposed his lies, and he was forced out of the University his father founded.
Another is Paula White, Trump’s spiritual advisor seen in the viral video releasing angels from African to help Trump win the election. Africa of all places! The shit holes! I thought angels have their dwelling in Heaven and not Africa? Was she calling on human angels like Iwu and Orubebe who had perfected the acts of rigging and resistance to reality? Only PW can answer this question.
The angels applied for a visa but were turned down because they are from shit hole countries. Paula White is an attention addict using Trump for visibility and relevance.
Finally, our little minds are deceiving us about God’s purposes and intentions for His world. Because God gave us insights into some events does not mean we have become His mind readers in every situation.
His ways are past finding out. We have concluded that the anti-Christ will come from America because of their economic and political power. God does not think like men. When Jesus was to be born, He chose a small city, Bethlehem in Judaea instead of the big cities and towns of the period.
He raised Moses through the man who wanted him dead. He used David, a small boy to takeout Goliath, the intimidating giant.
God is not in the wind and thunder - He is still speaking in a still small voice. He spoke to some people who are still listening to Him about what he wanted to do. It is a deadly sin to be presumptuous or to think that you know the mind of God concerning a thing without asking Him.
Many people have found themselves in difficult positions today because they expressed their preferences as the voice of God.
They need repentance.
Next time, do your prediction and own it. Don’t say ”God told me” when He has not. We believed Prophet Samuel as a servant of God because from “Dan to Beersheba none of his words fell to the ground”. Don’t be deceived, God is not mocked.