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Biden Visits Jefferson City

Date: October 9, 2008
By: Abby Grimmett
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Mending the economy, creating affordable health care and effectively ending the war were at the top of Senator Biden's agenda while rallying in Jefferson City.

Abigail Grimmett has more from Jefferson City.

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Biden also said another major goal of the Obama administration is to reduce America's dependency on foreign oil. He said doing this would quote "kill three birds with one stone" those being strengthen national security, protecting the environment and improving the economy.
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Description: Why are we pouring 350 billion dollars a year in the sands of Saudi Arabia and into the pockets of a guy in Venezuela who's not so stable? Pour the 350 billion dollars a year into the soils of the Midwest. Create jobs, create jobs.
These newly created jobs will not be outsourced, according to Biden.
Biden said an Obama administration would invest 15 billion dollars a year and 150 billion dollars over the next decade in renewable energy like wind, solar and bio fuels.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Abigail Grimmett.

Intro: Senator Joe Biden fired against Sarah Palin's recent attacks against the Obama campaign during a rally in Jefferson City Thursday night.

Abigail Grimmett has more from Jefferson city.

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Sarah Palin made a recent statement saying Biden thinks paying taxes was a patriotic duty of Americans. Biden, however, has a different idea of patriotism.
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Description: Well let me tell you what Joe Biden thinks. Joe Biden thinks that anybody who takes millions of dollars offshore to avoid paying their fair share is unpatriotic. That is not patriotic. 100 million dollars offshore means you have to make up the difference.

Biden said no matter who were to win the presidential election in November, the first six to eight months would have to be dedicated to rebuilding the economy.
Biden said Obama would urge the Secretary of Treasury uses their power to ensure taxpayers are treated like investors, enabling them to get their money back. Reporting form the State Capitol, I'm Abigail Grimmett.  
Intro: Senator Joe Biden said Obama would provide the change needed to end the war in Iraq.

Abigail Grimmett has more from Jefferson City.

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Biden fired up the crowd when he explained Obama's foreign policy plans. Biden said if McCain were elected, there wouldn't be progress in Iraq.
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Description: You can't change the next four years if we continue to spend 10 billion dollars a month in Iraq when they have a 79 billion dollar surplus in Iraq. Listen to me, we will end this war responsibly. We will end this war.  

Biden also focused on Obama's plans to fix the economy, create affordable healthcare for all Americans, and invest in alternative energy sources.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Abigail Grimmett.

Intro: During a rally in Jefferson City, Senator Joe Biden said McCain's plan for renewing the economy is one that shows he is not resonating with Americans.
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Senator Joe Biden rallied in Jefferson City Thursday night and explained to the hundreds present at the Obama Campaign is not about party politics but rather, the people.
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Description: This election is about the fact that in Missouri, 17 thousand manufacturing jobs have been lost just since the beg of this administration, the fact that Missouri unemployment is at a 17 year high, and the fact that an estimated 137,000 families live in poverty.
Biden said Obama's administration would work to create jobs, tax breaks and affordable health care while investing in alternative energy sources.
Biden said these steps would ensure the economy would be back on the right track.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Abigail Grimmett.


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