Nearly every Democrat running for President is using the stock line that the U.S. economy “isn’t working for average Americans.” Last week we showed why that wasn’t true. And we now know it certainly is working for Joe Biden, as the release of his tax returns this week shows.
The former Vice President describes himself as the lunch-bucket son of Scranton who was the poorest member of the U.S. Senate. Not anymore. In the past two years Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill, earned more than $15 million. The presidential candidate cashed in on the political speaking circuit, earning as much as $234,820 for a single speech. It’s good to be a former Veep, especially when companies are flush enough to pay such a princely fee. He’s no Ordinary Joe, but good for him.