Biden defends comments on violent crime, jobs link

In Philadelphia, Biden blasted critics for suggesting the jobs bill is a temporary fix for the economy.

“Well, let me tell you, it's not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman's being raped and a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape,” he said. "It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up has a gun being pointed to his head. If a cop shows up and he's not killed, that’s not temporary to that store owner. Give me a break, temporary! I wish these guys who thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion what it was like to be at the other side of a gun, or a 200-pound man standing over you telling you to submit.”

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