Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd that the middle class “has been buried for the past four years.” The gaffe-prone Democrat did not seem to realize the time frame, except for a few months, describes his and Mr. Obama’s term in office.
Republicans were quick to call Biden’s latest verbal stumble a “stunning admission” that he and his boss President Obama have produced policies that have devastated the economy, according to a Reuters report.
Ironically, four years covers little more than the entire Obama/Biden administration.
Joe Biden was attempting to say Romney's plans to provide tax cuts for the wealthy by supporting Bush tax cuts for all Americans, but veered into trouble by announcing his perceived results of the Obama administration of which he is the #2 executive.
Biden made the awkward commentary during a campaign speech asking for another four years for the Obama/Biden ticket in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"This is deadly earnest. How they can justify ... raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years? How in the Lord's name can they justify raising their taxes and these tax cuts?" he asked.
Actually, Republicans are calling for Congress to extend all so-called Bush tax cuts while Democrats are calling for tax increases on everyone who makes more than $200,000, which includes many middle-class American small business owners.
"Vice President Biden, just today, said that the middle class, over the last four years, has been 'buried.' We agree," Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, told supporters at a campaign event in Iowa.
Obama's campaign responded that Romney's camp was making a "desperate and out-of-context attack."