MS. RADDATZ: OK, on to taxes. If your ticket is elected, who will pay more in taxes? Who will pay less? And we’re starting with Vice President Biden for two minutes.
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: The middle class will pay less, and people making a million dollars or more will begin to contribute slightly more. Let me give you one concrete example: the continuation of the Bush tax cuts. We’re arguing that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy should be allowed to expire. Of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, 800 million — billion dollars of that goes to people making a minimum of a million dollars.
Isn’t he the guy who negotiated this fiscal cliff deal with Mitch McConnell? Why, yes, he is. And was he pushing raising taxes only on people making a million dollars a year? Why, no, he wasn’t.
But of course, asking these people to stick with their promises is asking too much, isn’t it?