|Published:||Sep 29, 2012 6:02 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 29, 2012 6:02 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Vice President started swinging with medicare, not surprisingly, on his eighth visit to Florida this year. The VP spoke to a crowd of 2,140 people at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreational Center in south Fort Myers.
After being introduced, Mr. Biden attacked the Romney-Ryan medicare plan, which would allow future seniors to move to a private plan.
"A Harvard study comes out and says the new plan, which is still a voucher plan, would cost somebody 55-years-old right now $60,000 more through the life of medicare."
On the issue of taxes, Mr. Biden hammered home the Obama team's plan to extend the Bush era tax cuts for the middle class, but to raise taxes on the richest families.
The largest cheer of the day came during one of the shortest segments, when the VP briefly talked about ending American's longest war.
"We are going to end the War in Afghanistan, like we ended the War in Iraq."
However, the state's housing crisis wasn't addressed. Median home values have dropped by nearly 50% in the last seven years.
The Romney campaign responded to Mr. Biden's visit by brining up social security. A spokesman says the Obama camps attacks on Social Security will "backfire when voters learn (Biden) has repeatedly supported higher Social Security taxes.
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