Joe Biden slams Romney in Ohio speech They Don'...
At a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, today, Vice President Joe Biden lit into Republicans and their presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney for what he described as a failure to understand the plight of the middle class.
"I resent when they talk about families like mine that I grew up in. I resent the fact that they think we're talking about envy: it's job envy, it's wealthy envy; that we don't dream," an impassioned Biden told a crowd of manufacturing workers.
"My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, that I could be, I could be vice president! My mother and father believed that if my brother or sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could be a millionaire! My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams!
"They don't get us! They don't get who we are!" he yelled before the crowd, drawing loud applause.
Biden was referring broadly to Republican criticism of the administration's push for higher taxes on wealthier Americans and expanded investment in federal programs aimed at boosting low- to middle-income families.