Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop in Charlotte, NC, on Tuesday said that the “middle class has been buried over the last four years.”

The remarks came after the vice president warned that a GOP victory in November would mean an increase in taxes for the middle class.

“This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest,” said Biden.

“How they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years? How in lord’s name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts,” he added.

As you may already know, Vice President Biden and President Barack Obama have been in charge for the last four years. And, yes, the middle class has had a rough go of it.

“We agree, the middle class has been buried the past four years by Obama’s failed policies from higher taxes to more debt, which is why he doesn’t deserve another term in the White House to make it worse,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told The Hill.

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