Previewing VP Biden’s campaign stop in Florida

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The vice president will focus on seniors with a speech at Wynmoor Village in Coconut Creek, Florida, today. Talking about Medicare, he’ll attack Paul Ryan’s budget and frame it as a key part of the general election contrast. Excerpts: The American people won’t be fooled. They know there’s a fundamental difference between us and the Republicans. We believe in strengthening Medicare. They don’t. Make no mistake: If Republicans in Congress and their amen corner of Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich get their hands on the White House, they will end Medicare as we know it.”

Biden plans to go after Romney by name.  From his prepared remarks:

“Mitt Romney also supports something the Republican leaders in Congress call ‘cut, cap, and balance.’ Of course, nobody knows what it means… and that’s exactly what they intend. Because like so many of the most damaging things, it looks and sounds innocuous. So, let’s cut through it and say it in plain English. The ‘cut’ is cutting Social Security. The ‘cap’ is putting a cap on what we ask the wealthiest Americans to pay in taxes. And the ‘balance’ is balancing the budget on the backs of seniors and middle class Americans…When these guys cut Social Security and voucherize Medicare, they’re not saving the next generation. They’re thrusting the burden on the next generation. They’re making it even harder for the middle class at a time when we know, if we want our economy to be strong, the middle class has to be strong.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.