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  • Beau Biden on priorities

    The Gotta Vote bus tour rolled into Green Bay, Wisconsin, this morning with a special guest: Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Biden. With 27 days left till Election Day, Biden joined union members, students, retirees, and volunteers to stand up against a Republican ticket that wants to divide America.

    The Gotta Vote bus tour rolled into Green Bay, Wisconsin, this morning with a special guest: Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Biden. With 27 days left till Election Day, Biden joined union members, students, retirees, and volunteers to stand up against a Republican ticket that wants to divide America.

    "Behind me are those 47 percent that Romney talked about," says Biden. "Let me tell you something. The disabled vet I met in Marshalltown, Iowa, the disabled vets in this district, they don't view themselves as victims. They would return to their unit if they could. My grandmother, she didn't view herself as entitled to anything. She paid into the system and she earned her Medicare and Social Security. Moms, dads, working two, three, four jobs to put dinner on the table and provide for their families? They don't view themselves as irresponsible. They are responsible. They are the middle class."

    President Obama and Vice President Biden get that, he says. They're working to build the economy from the middle class out, creating more than 5.2 million jobs and helping put our veterans to work when they come home. That's something that hits home for Biden, a member of the Delaware National Guard who served his country in Iraq. He says that when it comes to taking care of his fellow veterans, Ryan and the Democratic candidates have a fundamentally different view—and the proof is in the budget.

    "My father always said, don't tell me your priorities," says Biden. "Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what your priorities are. Well, let's look at Mr. Ryan's budget. If you believe his math, he would cut 20 percent from the VA. That would amount to an $11 billion cut that would've gone to health care for veterans—22 million veterans nationally.

    "We have been a generation at war for a decade. What is Mr. Ryan's priority? In 2002 and 2003, while Americans were going off to war, he was voting for a tax break for the wealthiest Americans that no one wanted or needed that blew up our budget. In 2012, he wants to do the very same thing. He has a fundamentally different set of values than my father and the President have. He's more concerned with giving the .1 percent a tax break than he is looking out for those of us who have served in Iraq and and are veterans."

    If you'd rather take care of our veterans than give millionaires and billionaires another tax cut, then you gotta vote. You can still register to vote in Wisconsin and in many states across the country. Find everything you need to know about voting at www.gottavote.com.

  • Ending the war

    As commander-in-chief, President Obama kept his promise to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home.

    Promise kept.

  • He’d cut funding for homeless veterans

    The Romney-Ryan budget would cut funding that helps keep homeless veterans off the streets. Share this if you stand with President Obama, a commander-in-chief who is committed to keeping our sacred promise to our veterans.

    Share this if you stand with President Obama, a commander-in-chief who is committed to keeping our sacred promise to our veterans.

  • In His Own Words

    Let's let Mitt Romney speak for himself about who it's his job to worry about. (Hint: it's only about half the country!)
  • “Those people”

    Last week, a video revealed what Mitt Romney really thinks of half the country: "dependent upon government" and "victims." Not surprisingly, those people—the middle class, seniors, veterans, students, and low-income Americans—were outraged that someone running to be president for all Americans could write them off so casually. So Romney's trying to make amends through a new ad.

    Last week, a video revealed what Mitt Romney really thinks of half the country: "dependent upon government" and "victims." Not surprisingly, those people—the middle class, seniors, veterans, students, and low-income Americans—were outraged that someone running to be president for all Americans could write them off so casually. So Romney's trying to make amends through a new ad.

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  • Wall of shame

    The Senate blocked $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work. Every no vote was from a Republican. Hold them accountable. Share this wall of shame.
  • His budget could cut veterans’ funding

    The Romney-Ryan budget could cut VA funding by $11 billion. Share this if you agree: We need a commander-in-chief who fights for our veterans as hard as they fought for us.

    The Romney-Ryan budget could cut VA funding by $11 billion. Share this if you agree: We need a commander-in-chief who fights for our veterans as hard as they fought for us.

  • “We’re all in this together”

    Last night, President Bill Clinton forcefully articulated the story of President Barack Obama and the tough choices he has made to lead us through the darkest days of the economic crisis. Watch and share the speech, then if you're as fired up as we are, chip in to help make sure we win this November.

    Last night, President Bill Clinton forcefully articulated the story of President Barack Obama and the tough choices he has made to lead us through the darkest days of the economic crisis. Watch and share the speech, then if you're as fired up as we are, chip in to help make sure we win this November.

    Chip in today

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