In tonight’s debate, Vice President Joe Biden invoked one of the most memorable moments presidential campaign history in one of many back-and-forths with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
Mr. Biden used Mr. Ryan’s argument for significant tax rate reductions as his segue.
“You can cut tax rates by 20 percent and still preserve these important preferences for middle-class taxpayers–” Mr. Ryan began.
“Not mathematically possible!” Mr. Biden interrupted.
“It is mathematically possible. It’s been done before–” Mr. Ryan continued.
“It has never been done before,” came another interruption.
“It’s been done a couple times. Jack Kennedy increased tax rates and increased growth. Ronald Reagan–” the Republican tried to explain.
“Oh, now you’re Jack Kennedy?” Mr. Biden intervened yet again, to the quiet laughter of the audience. Read More