I'm going to keep this short and sweet because I am absolutely sick and tired of this demagogic crap.
VP Joe Biden once again claimed that people who oppose President Obama's so-terrible-even-the-democratic-majority-senate-won't-pass-it American Jobs Act apparently don't mind if people are raped or murdered because of the lack of cops on the beat due to budget cuts. (Doesn't that mean he's criticizing his own party?)
My response would be that anyone who would rather lay off cops and firefighters (or teachers, for that matter) instead of pencil pushing bureaucrats is simply holding a gun to the head of the taxpayer in order to push through an agenda.
BTW - you might be interested to know that $5 billion of what HotAir's Allahpundit has dubbed "The Federal Rape Prevention Act of 2011" will be going to police and firefighters, but teachers will be getting $30 billion. Good thing democrats aren't cozy with the teachers unions, or that would look really bad. Oh, wait.
UPDATE: As usual, Biden's statement is factually challenged. Actually, it garnered four "Pinocchio's" from the Washington Post's fact checking Glenn Kessler.
The Office of the VP is reacting to the situation with the usual Alinsky-esque aggression that has been a hallmark of this administration. The new motto for this administration seems to be "When you're losing the debate, fear not - investigate!"