April 21, 2014

Biden campaigns in La Crosse

Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop in La Crosse on Friday, the day after his contentious debate with Republican vice presidential candidate, congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Biden took a moment during the event at UW La Crosse to praise Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl. “Herb and I served together a long time, serving on the same committees,” Biden said. “Whenever I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing, I’d pull Herb aside or go see him. This man has a lot of wisdom, a lot of wisdom. I’m going to miss you Herb.”

Biden went after Ryan’c comments on Afghanistan from the debate the previous night. “Although he says he thinks we should get out in 2014 . . . he says we should never have announced that,” said Biden. “And when asked “do you guarentee you’ll get out,” he said “it depends.”" Biden sid he and President Obama will stand by their withdrawel timeline, because it’s time for the Afghans to step up.

Biden said the Romney-Ryan Republican ticket will only allow the Bush era tax cuts to remain in place if the wealthiest are included. “Eight hundred billion of it goes to people with a minimum income of one million dollars,” he said. “Fact check it, as they say. Five hundred million dollars goes to 120,000 families making a average of eight million dollars a year.”

Biden chargeed that the Republican candidates would impose their private views on everyone else. “It was made clear last night that they don’t believe in protecting a woman’s access to health care. I was made very clear that they do not beleive a woman has the right to control her own body.”

Biden urged the students attending the event to get out and vote, and help take Wisconsin for he and President Obama. Ryan will be in Wisconsin on Monday. His campaign announced Thursday that he’ll attend an 8:00 a.m. rally at Carroll University in Waukesha.