Biden says Buttigieg ‘stole’ his healthcare plan

“You’d have torn my ears off.” – Joe Biden


U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Monday that his fast-rising rival Pete Buttigieg “stole” the former vice president’s healthcare policy proposals, as the two battle for support in the early nominating state of Iowa.

Biden, among the leaders in the 16-member Democratic field for the right to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next year’s election, is proposing expanding the Affordable Care Act.

Popularly known as Obamacare, the healthcare law was the signature domestic policy achievement of former Democratic President Barack Obama, whom Biden served as No. 2.

Biden would add a “public option,” which would allow individuals to opt into a government plan but would preserve the existing role for private insurers.

Like Biden, Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, favors the public option and coined the phrase “Medicare for all who want it” to describe the concept.

“He stole it,” Biden told reporters on his campaign bus in Iowa. Biden said he would have been criticized if he had copied someone else’s health plan.

“What would you have done to me? You’d have torn my ears off,” he said.


15 Comments on Biden says Buttigieg ‘stole’ his healthcare plan

  1. You turn your back on that guy and he’ll stick it in. The knife I mean.

    If you can’t stand up to a limp wristed Alfred E. Neuman, how can you stand up to Putin or his puppets?

    You’ve got to let ’em know in no uncertain terms “if you bite me, I bite back”.

  2. Buttigieg “stole” the turd that’s been floating in the punchbowl for the past 12 years?

    And Joey’s angry about it? “Pete pulled my ears!” “Oh? Did he?”

    “Come to think of it, Pete had BOTH hands on my shoulders!”

    The Klown Posse ain’t just those 4 hags!
    I have a sneaking suspicion that absurdities cannot long maintain – “… things fall apart; the centre cannot hold …” and “mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” Just as “truth” and “falsity” cannot mutually support, neither can reality and absurdity – they can coexist for a time – but they cannot be foundational to one another.

    izlamo delenda est …

  3. I was discussing the plan with a couple of 12 yr old girls, turned around and the fag was prancing away with it. What a bunch of malarkey.

  4. Anything is possible whilst Our Joey travels around in the Cruising for a Bruising Bus Tour to Palookaville. There may even be an Odd Coupling or a Bad Pairing in the future for the Deviant Mayor and stumbling, bumbling Big F’ing Dealer. Watch your fingers! Guard your Butt!

  5. There was a time when Joe would have confronted Cornhole Pop instead of whinging. But the golden leg hairs of Summer are long gone.


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