Amtrak Rider Joe Biden: $600 million is not that much

Posted: Jun 04, 2009 12:04 AM
During the presidential campaign, after Senator Joe Biden was chosen as Senator Obama's running mate, there was much discussion about Biden's tendency to ride on Amtrak to get to work. In many ways, it showed that Senator Joe Biden was just "a regular guy" who took the train to work like so many others in this country.

Unfortunately, Vice President Biden did not get the memo about "regular guy" Biden. According to, Biden recently referred to $600 million dollars "as not a lot of money". Less than five months into his new role as VP, Biden seems to have forgotten his days on the train. 

I assume that most people who ride on Amtrak to get to work would think that $600 million dollars IS a lot of money...