Vice President Biden began a two-day campaign tour of Iowa Tuesday, where he talked about President Obama's efforts to improve the economy in contrast with Mitt Romney's economic proposals.
Dubbed the "Strengthening the Middle Class" Tour, the Vice President first spoke in Waterloo where he told campaign supporters at United Auto Worker Local 838 Building how the outsourcing of jobs by Romney has hurt Iowa and America. “Here’s the bottom line, folks: Bain and those companies, they made a great deal of money outsourcing, off-shoring American jobs,” he said. “Yeah, they made a lot of money, but in the process they devastated manufacturing here in America.” He later added "You've got to give Mitt Romney credit. He's a job creator in Singapore, China, India."
The Vice President also talked about the choice voters are facing in this election for President. “Did you ever think you’d be choosing between two people running for president, one of whom has a Swiss bank account?” Biden said. “He’s out of touch.”
This is the third time this year Biden has come to Iowa on behalf of President Obama.
Later in the day, he stopped by the First Street Deli in Independence and Widner Drug & Gift shop in Manchester, Iowa where he order scoop of strawberry ice cream on a sugar cone and a cup of coffee for himself.
Wednesday, he spoke to supporters at the Grand River Center in Dubuque followed by a campaign stop in Clinton with their Firefighters Association before returning to Washington, DC.