Biden: America's middle class 'has been buried'

Vice President Joe Biden was criticising Mitt Romney's tax plans when he made the comment Credit: Reuters

Vice President Joe Biden hit out at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by accusing him of trying to raise the taxes on America's middle classes. However his attack may have backfired as he said:

"How can they justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried in the last four years?"

Romney's camp immediately responded with an email headlined 'Biden admits that the middle class has been buried under Obama'. Paul Ryan, Romney's vice presidential candidate said:

"Of course the middle class has been buried. They're being buried by regulations, they're being buried by taxes, they're being buried by borrowing. They're being buried by the Obama administration's economic failures."