Biden Greeted By Auto-Bailout Victims Who Say They Aren't Doing 'Just Fine'

By Alex Cortes | September 12, 2012 | 1:46pm EDT

Today, Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, the home of over 2,000 victims of the auto-bailout who you never hear about: the non-union retirees at GM’s primary parts supplier, Delphi.

These non-union retirees were subjected to pension losses of up to 70% by the Obama Administration at the very same time it bailed out the pensions of Delphi’s union retirees with our taxpayer dollars!

Non-Union Retiree Protest Sign At Biden's Ohio Speech

Biden’s motorcade was greeted by 30 of these auto-bailout victims holding signs drawing attention to their plight (see photo).


Naturally, a Joe Biden speech must feature at least one slip-up, and today he called the university “Wayne State University” twice until the crowd corrected him that he was at Wright State University.

Thankfully for Biden, this slip-up wasn’t as bad as one he made during another recent trip to Ohio, where he had the audacity to say that the vast majority of the non-union Delphi retirees are “doing just fine.”

I have interviewed many of these retirees on camera and they are not doing "just fine." Click here to watch some of the interviews where they powerful speak on camera about how they are struggling.

Tom Rose, one of the leaders in the Dayton area of the non-union Delphi retirees who protested Biden’s appearance, told me that Biden did not stop today to speak with him. But, Tom said, if the Vice President had stopped, he would have told Biden: “You brag that Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive. You fail to mention the death of the Delphi salaried retiree’s pension plan that you terminated. With no healthcare and my pension slashed 40%, I am not fine.”

It’s a shame Biden did not make the time to listen to Tom today. He would have learned something important: how much harm he and his Administration imposed on middle-class Americans.

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