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Dan Froomkin: Biden To Wall-Street-Friendly Democrats: The Middle Class Comes First
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Dan Froomkin
Posted: April 20, 2010 01:58 PM

Biden To Wall-Street-Friendly Democrats: The Middle Class Comes First

Vice President Biden today challenged a gathering of Wall-Street-friendly Democrats to join President Obama in making sure that this economic recovery, unlike the last one, actually benefits the middle class.

"I have one question. I have one challenge to you all. What policy steps will once again link productivity growth and middle-class incomes?" Biden asked the audience. "I hope collectively we can find an answer.

"The middle class needs to get its fair share again," Biden said. "It sounds like a trite political slogan, but, folks, the system is not going to work if they do not believe they're getting a fair share commensurate with the effort they put in."

Biden was speaking at the relaunch of the Hamilton Project, a think tank founded by ultimate Wall Street Democrat Robert Rubin to publicly despair about the deficit and other things bankers worry about the most.

So his speech was something of a shot across the bow.

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