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Thursday, November 29, 2012

VP Doesn't "Need Any Tires"; Watches Maybe

Vice President Biden made a trip to Arlington, VA's grand opening of Costco where he was put some mileage on his newly re-activated Costco card.

Per a White House pool report :

"The Bidens have been Costco members in the past. The Vice President and Dr. Biden’s Costco memberships were re-activated yesterday; they paid the $55 membership re-activation fee to receive their new cards.The Vice President received his own card which he is carrying today while shopping at Costco."

Vice President Biden was greeted by Costco CEO Craig Jelinek and Co-founder Jim Sinegal.

After perusing the store's various departments and indulging in the store's available sorted food samples, he was invited to stop by the tire department but declined the offer saying to the employees, "Hey man I don't need tires, I don't drive anymore."
After delighting Costco shoppers with handshakes and photo ops the VP made his way to checkout where he was seen purchasing the following items: childrens' books, fire logs, a 32 inch Panasonic TV, and a big apple pie.

The pool report indicates he also looked long and hard at watches in the store, but it was unclear if he purchased one a $1,200 one that caught his eye.

The VP also used the opportunity to push the fiscal cliff agenda where mentioned to patrons that he is calling on Congress to extend Bush-era middle class tax cuts, saying that "consumer confidence is growing; the last thing we need to do is dash that."

"Folks don't need to see their taxes go up", said Biden. "It's important Congress acts now, right now."

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