DANVILLE, Ky. - Vice President Joe Biden says Republican Mitt Romney's opposition to the auto bailout and government steps to prevent foreclosures "shouldn't be surprising" given his comments about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay income tax.
Biden is referring to remarks Romney made to wealthy donors. In a secretly recorded video, Romney said 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims and entitled to government help.
Sitting alongside Romney running mate Paul Ryan, Biden says some of those people are senior citizens show are living off social security.
President Barack Obama never mentioned Romney's comments in his first debate, to the dismay of many Democrats.
Romney has since said his comments were wrong. Biden says if voters believe they were a mistake, he has "a bridge to sell you."
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