Biden Eats Lunch: Public and Private

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Vice President Joe Biden during the coin toss before a game between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen on Dec. 8, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Joe Biden is back.

It’s not only President Barack Obama who has won re-election.

The irrepressible vice president has a new lease on the Naval Observatory.

“There is in, quote, the neighborhood we come from, $2,000 to $4,000 less in your paycheck next year makes a material difference,” Vice President Joe Biden is shown telling a lunch circle at a diner. “An additional $3,000 or $4,000 a year fundamentally impacts what you can do to provide for those, those people who are your blood, your family, and are relying on you.”

It’s part of the “#My2K” campaign at the White House, asking people what the $2,200 that a typical family stands to lose if personal income tax rates revert to pre-Bush levels at year’s end.

And Biden, who has a much more private, weekly luncheon with the president scheduled at the White House today, clearly is enjoying the conversation.

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