Vice President Biden: nation’s firefighters are ‘special’ [photos]

Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia Wednesday to address the national firefighters union on behalf of the Obama administration.

“You folks are special,” he said to the firefighting crowd. “You really are; you’re just special. I think I know you guys.We should be cutting your taxes and helping cities and states maintain their fire service.”

“I don’t think he understands what you’re about,” he said of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

But Biden didn’t address Philadelphia firefighters’ ongoing dispute with the Nutter administration. Thursday, firefighters from across the country joined members of Local 22 to call on Mayor Michael Nutter to sign off on the arbitration agreement for Philadelphia firefighters.

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