Joe Biden: ‘Life Is a Matter of Really Tough Choices’


On Meet the Press this morning, Joe Biden defended the tax-cut compromise that Obama signed Friday, saying he’ll go after tax cuts for the wealthy again when they expire (again): “There’s people out there drowning. There are two million people this month that can’t afford to go get a Christmas tree, let alone buy any gifts, because their unemployment has run out. It is unfortunate we were put in the position where the Republicans made it clear, they were ready to let everything fall unless they got the tax cuts. But they’re for two years, and [then] we’re comin’ back and goin’ at it again.” Sigh: “Life is a matter of really tough choices.” [Reuters, David Gregory]