April 1, 2012 |
Vice President Joe Biden called Mitt Romney "out of touch" with the concerns of the middle class, the latest signal of how the Obama reelection campaign plans to target the leading Republican hopeful in November. "This is about the middle class. And none of what he's offering does anything. It's just returning to the same policies," Biden said in an interview for CBS' "Face The Nation" that aired Sunday morning. "I can't remember a presidential candidate in the recent past who seems not to understand by what he says what ordinary middle-class people are thinking about and are concerned about.
November 1, 2012 |
After three days of tending to storm business, President Barack Obama gets back on the campaign trail Thursday with plans to offer a closing argument focused on middle-class security. The president will argue that the middle class has been undercut by policies and decisions of the last decade, according to the campaign. "While Gov. Romney promotes the same policies that failed our country and ran the middle class into the ground and calls it change, President Obama will point the way forward to real change that will boost the middle class and create a stronger future for all Americans," Obama campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher said in a morning email.
August 15, 2012 |
It certainly hasn't taken long for the blue-eyed, smiling visage to be scrubbed off Paul Ryan's putative policy masterwork, a federal budget proposal that supposedly would cut the government deficit to a shadow of its former self, as if by magic. Within hours of the Wisconsin congressman's anointing as Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate, the budget plan's salient features were being widely publicized: It would deliver a handsome tax cut to the richest Americans while eviscerating the programs and services the rest of the country depends on. These include healthcare services, banking and clean water regulations, road repair and education assistance.
September 6, 2012
Re "Labor law that levels the field," Opinion, Sept. 3 Although Wilma Liebman's Labor Day article made some excellent points, it was also fairly depressing. Not only is union membership low, but organized labor gets little respect from average working people because they believe union wages forced companies to move overseas. In truth, it wasn't a union wage these companies were avoiding, it was an American wage. No U.S. worker (union or nonunion) can compete with $2-an-hour workers.
November 14, 2012 |
In his first press conference since his reelection, President Obama found himself in a position few would have predicted even a few months ago. The incumbent was on message and on his most comfortable footing Tuesday talking to the media about the economy - demanding tax increases for the wealthiest Americans and repeatedly invoking his concern for the middle class. When his inquisitors put foreign affairs and national security on the table, the president mostly spoke with a lot less force.
October 12, 2012 |
Joe Biden sought to build on momentum from the vice presidential debate by venturing into Paul Ryan's home state on Friday to continue hammering the GOP ticket on policies he said would devastate the middle class. The vice president mocked Republicans for making “unusual distinctions” to try and justify the Ryan-authored House Republican budget and Mitt Romney's economic plan, one he said would cost $5 trillion and disproportionately benefit the wealthy. TRANSCRIPT: Read Biden, Ryan's arguments “Folks, it's time to lift the burden off the middle class, not double down on the Great Recession that hit them,” Biden said.
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January 31, 2009 |
I can't pretend to know what was going through Ervin Lupoe's mind when he shot his wife and five young children to death, then committed suicide this week. His rampage was horrifying; unfathomable to anyone thinking logically. But his predicament -- deeply in debt, jolted by job loss, despondent over his family's future -- is becoming a familiar story. The family lost its middle-class footing in an unforgiving economy.
October 2, 2012 |
Vice President Joe Biden said the middle class has been “buried the last four years,” not the most artful statement coming from the No. 2 in the administration in charge during that time. Biden's remark during a campaign rally Tuesday in North Carolina immediately provoked tart ripostes by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan and GOP surrogate John Sununu, who said the Democrat “finally got something right.” Sununu said during a conference call with reporters that the Biden comment will provide a nice entree for Mitt Romney to talk about the middle class in Wednesday night's debate with President Obama.