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Apparently the republicans went to the fainting couch today. Vice President Joe Biden (D) gave them more to faint about:

Vice President Joe Biden (D): ….We don’t have to imagine anymore. The details are there. Here’s what Con, Congressman Ryan said. He said, we believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy. The Speaker of the House said, used the word unshackled as well, referring to their proposals. The last time these guz, guys unshackled the economy, to use their term, they put the middle class in shackles. [voice: “Yeah”, applause] That’s how we got where we are. [voice: “Yeah”, applause]

Nine million jobs lost. Wage stagnation. Sixteen trillion dollars in wealth you all lost in your home equity, in your 401Ks and your pension plans. You’re the ones that got nailed. All of America, except the very few.

And I’m told when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Virginia the Romney campaign put out a tweet. You know, tweets these days? Put out a tweet, went on the air, airwaves saying, Biden, what’s out, he’s outrageous in saying. That I think I said instead of unshackled, unchained or. And outrageous to say that. That’s what we’ve had. I’m using their own words. [laughter] I got a message for ’em. If you want to know what’s outrageous, it’s their policies [cheers] and the effects of their policies on middle class America. That’s what’s outrageous.[cheers, applause] That’s what’s outrageous.

I think it’s outrageous to continue to give companies tax breaks to outsource rather than tax breaks to insource. To make massive cuts in education, massive cuts in college aid, massive cuts in Medicaid, throwing nineteen million people off, who desperately need healthcare, off of Medicare, including one million seniors. How many of you know somebody in a, in, in, in a home right now who is getting extended care. Eight’ll get you ten, they’re there because they have Medicaid. What happens when they do this? That’s outrageous. You want to know what’s outrageous. [applause] Massive changes. Massive cuts to Social Security for future generations. That’s the hard proposal….

Don’t you just love it when Democrats aren’t afraid to throw a punch?