make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Biden calls Ryan policies 'irresponsible'


Associated Press

DURHAM, NC (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are decent men, but that they have fundamentally different values from him and President Barack Obama.

Speaking at a rally in Durham, Biden said the differences between the Democratic and Republican tickets are stark on issues from taxes to education to spending. Biden mocked those who say Ryan's budget plan, adopted only by the Republican-controlled House, was a bold attempt to fix the country's fiscal problems.

Asked Biden: "What's gutsy about giving millionaires and billionaires tax breaks? What's gutsy about gutting Medicaid and Medicare?"

In keeping with tradition as No. 2 on the Democratic ticket, Biden criticized his GOP counterpart, saying Ryan wants to privatize Social Security. Biden called that plan "irresponsible."

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.