Vice President Joe Biden will be in New Hampshire later on Thursday to talk about tax fairness-- and give voice to the attack lines President Obama's re-election campaign has been aiming at Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney this week.
"The Buffett Rule says that multi-millionaires should pay at least the same percentage of their income in taxes as middle-class families do," Biden will say, according to prepared remarks released by the campaign.
"The Romney Rule says the very wealthy should keep the tax cuts and loopholes they have, and get an additional, new tax cut every year that is worth more than what the average middle class family makes in an entire year," Biden is set to say.
Biden will deliver his remarks at midday in Exeter, New Hampshire, at an event organized by the Obama for America campaign.
The Romney campaign was quick to fire back. In advance of Biden’s remarks, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, one of Romney’s most vocal surrogates, assailed the Obama administration’s “class warfare agenda” and making taxes the issue in tough economic times.
“Here we are with a huge jobs crisis, a huge deficit crisis and Joe Biden and President Obama are talking about taxes that are designed to be punitive,” Sununu said in a conference call with reporters. “Welcome to New Hampshire, Joe Biden. It’s a shame you don’t know how to talk about the jobs that America needs.”