Vice President Joe Biden faulted Mitt Romney for believing that “so-called job creators” build the economy, as he suggested that government spending and increased taxes on the wealthy would provide long-term economic strength.
“[Romney believes] somehow, that those so-called job creators will make everything okay for the rest of us,” Biden said at the National Education Association conference. “We believe that the way to build this country is the way we always have, from the middle out . . . [to] invest in the things that have always made our economy grow: innovation, research, development, infrastructure, and education.”
Biden said this government spending must be supported by “a tax system where everybody, everybody, pays their fair share.” Referring to the millionaires, the vice president observed that “nothing has been asked of them in this horrendous recession.”
He faulted Romney for describing Obama as “out of touch,” before calling attention to his Republican rival’s wealth. “You ever think you’d be choosing between two guys for president, one with a Swiss bank account and one without?” Biden asked earlier in his speech.