Wisconsin congressman--and vice presidential--candidate Paul Ryan came under fire from the sitting vice president Friday in Oshkosh. Joe Biden spoke on the campus of UW-Oshkosh.
Joe Biden spoke in a basketball gym and the mood was like a pep rally. The vice president railed against Republican Mitt Romney on policies ranging from women's healthcare and Medicare, to taxes.
He saved some of his most withering criticism for Paul Ryan, who he says is playing down aspects of the House budget which Ryan helped craft, "The president has a new name for this, remember? "
"Man I tell you Romnesia. And I tell you it is contagious, poor Paul Ryan caught it. The guy who is known for saying exactly what he means standing up there being principled about this thing. All of a sudden he doesn't have the budget he had before."
Later Biden derided the Republican ticket for criticizing Obama over the $164 trillion debt. Biden says the Democrats inherited most of it from the previous Republican administration and Congress, "I noticed Congressman Ryan voted to put two wars on a credit card, not pay a penny. While I was introducing legislation to pay for them. I noticed they put a prescription drug plan on which I did not support because it was on a credit card, without paying a penny. A trillion dollar tax cut over ten years for the top two percent on a credit card that wasn't paid for."
When the rally was over a fleet of passenger vans was waiting to take people to an early voting site.