MILFORD, Ohio - Joe Biden laid down his and President Barack Obama's plan for America for the next four years when he spoke at Milford High School Sunday.
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland took the podium first at 4 p.m., and talked about how Republicans have never taken the presidency without winning Ohio.
"And that means that America is going to re-elect President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for another four years!" Strickland said.
Strickland introduced Gabby Downing, a Milford High School teacher that was an opponent of Senate Bill 5 and worked to get it repealed.
"I want my students to have job opportunities," Downing said before introducing Biden. "I want all those kids who go off to college to dream big, but not have huge tuition to worry about."
Vice president Biden took the stage and immediately started contrasting his and President Obama's plans with the Republican party's plans.
"The way [the Republicans] talk about Medicare was like they created it," Biden said.
Biden said under the Republican plan, Medicare would go bankrupt in 2016.
"[The Republicans] have fundamentally different visions and values," Biden said.
Biden continued, saying the Republican budget would have "massive cuts in education, cutting Pell Grants $1,000 a year for middle class families."
Biden then explained what he thought was the reason the Republicans would propose such cuts.
"To pay for the massive tax cuts they want to give to the wealthy, and [the wealthy are] not even asking for it," Biden said.
Biden went on about the proposed tax cuts he said were in the Republican plan, saying they were familiar.
"When you give these kinds of tax breaks, the money has got to come from somewhere. From you," Biden said. "Folks, we've seen this movie before. We know how it ends. It ends in a catastrophe."
Biden then began to outline his and the president's plan for America in the next four years.
"The president and I know the way to create jobs: Build from the middle out, not from the top down," Biden said.
Vice president Biden then rattled off objectives he and the president would work to achieve if they are re-elected, as a crowd of hundreds cheered.
Biden said they would create 100,000 new science and math teachers, create 2 million new workers through community college degrees, create 1 million new manufacturing jobs, cut oil imports in half, and create 60,000 new jobs by investing in new technology and ways to get new, cleaner energy.
The vice president said they would cut the deficit by $4 trillion and "end the war in Afghanistan, like we did in Iraq."
"[We will] repair the bridges, the roads, the schools here in America, invest at home, [creating] tens of thousands of jobs in the process" Biden said.
Biden continued with plans for education, saying he and president Obama would bring the U.S. back to No. 1 in the world in college graduation.
Biden said he and President Obama would create an America where "Social Security is protected and Medicare is guaranteed" and they would "promote the private sector, not the privileged sector."
Biden said he wants America to "continue to lead the world not by the example of our power but by the power of our example."
Continuing to touch on America's troops, Biden asked the crowd how many of them had family members who were serving in the U.S. armed forces. Biden said they want to "equip those we send to war and care for them when they come home."
Biden finished by talking about America's will to strive.
"There is no quit in America," Biden said. "When I hear the Republican party talk about the decline in America, I don't know what America they're talking about."
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