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Gov. Walker, Sen. Johnson bury VP Biden over latest gaffe


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s top Republicans say they agree with Vice President Joe Biden that the middle class has been “buried” over the past four years.

But they don’t agree on whose fault it is – or who’s the best person to make things better.

Biden, a Democrat, told supporters in North Carolina Tuesday that Republican Mitt Romney would raise taxes on the middle class. And then, he asked the crowd how they can, “justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years.”

Wednesday, Governor Scott Walker and U.S. Senate Republican Ron Johnson took part in a conference call to reply to Biden’s remark. Walker agreed that hard-working taxpayers are “feeling the pain” of the last 4 years and, “They’re hungry for a change.”

Johnson said it was President Obama’s “metric of failure” that median household incomes dropped by $4,500 under the Democratic administration.

The White House campaign will heat up tonight when Obama and Romney debate each other – Thursday, when Obama visits UW-Madison – and Saturday, when Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan tops a fundraiser in Milwaukee.