Mediaite -- Speaking to an audience of supporters of President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden offered a likely misplaced rebuke of the president’s administration. Making the case for change, Biden said to campaign rally attendees that the middle class has been “buried the last four years” of the Obama administration.
“This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest,” Biden said. “How they can justify – how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that’s been buried the last four years? How in lord’s name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts.
The claim that Mitt Romney would raise middle class taxes in order to pay for a tax cut for the wealthy was a claim made by some speakers during the Democratic party’s national convention in North Carolina last month. Fact Check.org accused Democrats of “misrepresenting” what Romney has said in making that claim.