Joe Biden in Eau Claire: “The power of our example”

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Joe Biden in Eau Claire

“The President and I know neither one of us would be standing where we are today were it not for help we received in scholarships and loans.”

Speaking to the Blugolds of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire today, Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the importance of education on the path forward for America:

“Six out of every 10 jobs in the next 10 years are going to require a degree or certificate beyond high school—we must be prepared.”

“Our plan focuses first on education—100,000 new science and math teachers in the next 10 years.”

“The Romney-Ryan budget calls for massive cuts in elementary and secondary education.”

The contrast with Mitt Romney doesn’t stop with education policy. The Vice President went on to explain the choice Americans face in this election—from job creation to Medicare and more:

“The President and I have a fundamentally different vision than Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan, and a different value set that guides us.”

“To them, it doesn’t matter much where American companies put their money or where they create jobs.”

“They are not for Medicare. They are for a plan called Vouchercare … What they’re proposing will not extend the life of Medicare. It will actually put the trust fund in jeopardy in the year 2016.”

With just 54 days left until Election Day, Joe Biden asked the crowd in Eau Claire to remember where we’re headed:

“We see a future where America leads not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example.”

“America is coming back. We’re not going back. We’re going forward.”

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