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WYTHEVILLE (WVVA) - Vice President Joe Biden made a stop in Wytheville to discuss some hot topics for the upcoming election in November. The event was held at Spiller Elementary, and fittingly, Biden discussed the progress he and President Obama and been making in education, specifically, college.

"We expanded, by three million people, the number of children from working class families that are now in college, from 6 million to 9 million.

Also on the agenda was the economy. Despite the recession, Biden says Obama's plan for the economy is best for the future of the country and the middle class, and gave the automobile industry as an example.

"We rescued the automobile industry, saving one million jobs, and added two hundred thousand new automobile jobs, middle class jobs, jobs that you can raise a family on."

It has been just a few days since Mitt Romney announced his running mate would be Paul Ryan, Chair of the House Budget Committee. Ryan's budget plan has passed the house, but Biden is opposed to it.

"I think its outrageous if you can give companies tax breaks to outsource rather than tax breaks for insource, to make massive cuts in education, massive cuts in college aid, massive cuts in Medicaid, throwing 19 million people off, who desperately need healthcare."

Those in attendance gave positive reviews of the Vice President's speech.

"I thought it was great, you can really tell what he means. When Obama talks and Biden talks, they really talk from their heart and they really mean what they say. I just felt, we waited awhile for it. It was really worth the wait. It was a great speech."

Virginia will most likely be a key state for both candidates this fall, and Biden says winning Virginia will greatly help Obama's chance at winning the election.

"And with your help, I believe we will win Virginia, and if we win Virginia, we will win this election."

In 2008, President Obama had 52.6% of the vote in the state of Virginia, and beat Republican John McCain by over 200,000 votes. It proved big then and could prove big again, as the winner of Virginia gets 13 votes in the Electoral College.

 

 

 

 

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