Scare Tactics? Biden Warns of More Rapes and Murders if Jobs Bill Not Passed

Becket Adams

October 12, 2011

In Flint, Michigan this week, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to resort to scare tactics in trying to rally support for the President’s jobs bill. How? He suggested that more rapes and murders could occur if the legislation is not passed.

The Weekly Standard has the video: “In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city,” the vice president said. “In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don’t rectify it.”