LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- Less than 24 hours after his aggressive debate performance against Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), Vice-President Joe Biden spoke in Wisconsin.
Biden appeared at a rally at UW-La Crosse Friday afternoon.
"I'm sure you observed last night, we had a little bit of a debate," Biden joked to a cheering crowd.
The Vice-President's no-hold-barred performance in the debate, seemed to energize the estimated 2,000 supporters on hand.
Biden hammered on Mitt Romney's tax plan once again.
"$500 billion goes to 120,000 families making an average of $8 million dollars a year," said Biden.
The Vice-President also reminded the crowd of Romney's 47 percent comments, and the fact that even Paul Ryan referred to 30 percent of Americans as takers.
"I don't know who these guys are talking about," said Biden. "The people like the ones in the neighborhoods I grew up in, 82 percent of them pay their payroll taxes and other taxes at an effective rate higher than Romney pays his taxes."
Biden went on to say he has never seen politicians so down on America the way Romney and Ryan are in this campaign.
"And I've got news for Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. America's neither dependent nor is it in decline," said Biden.
Finally, the Vice-President made sure to jump on Congressman Ryan's comments from the debate about abortion, where the Republican said such an issue shouldn't be decided by judges, but by elected officials.
"It was made clear last night that they don't believe in protecting a woman's access to health care," said Biden. "It was made very clear that they do not believe that a woman has a right to control her own body...that its between she and her doctor."
Congressman Paul Ryan will get his next chance to address a Wisconsin crowd next week.
He will host a town hall meeting at Carroll University in Waukesha on Monday morning.
LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a crowd on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus Friday afternoon.
Biden's visit to Wisconsin came one day after he squared off against GOP vice presidential nominee and Janesville native Paul Ryan in their only debate before the general election.
Despite being late by about 45 minutes, Biden brought a large crowd to their feet at UW-La Crosse.
Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, briefly spoke before her husband. She congratulated him on his performance in Thursday night's debate.
When Biden took the stage, he first thanked retiring Sen. Herb Kohl for his service to Wisconsin.
Biden then took to the issues, pointing out middle class difficulties, stating they lost trillions in home equity and retirement plans while the wealthy hadn't paid their share.
A crowd of approximately 2,000 were in attendance, with an overflow crowd of 300 outside the Valhalla Room in Cartwright Center.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will have a full recap of the speech tonight on 27 News at 5 and 6.
LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- The morning after his only Vice Presidential debate with Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, Joe Biden heads to the Badger State.
The vice president will hold a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Biden is expected to talk about what's at stake for the middle class in this election. His wife, Dr. Jill Biden will be with him.
The doors to the Cartwright Center on campus will open at 11:30 a.m.
WKOW has you covered online and on the air. We will stream the entire rally on www.wkow.com/live beginning at 1:45 p.m., and have an update on the event on 27 News at 5 and 6.
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