In an appearance before the American Federation of Teachers conference in Detroit on Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden told attendees to look at Republicans’ spending plans to see how much Republicans value education.

“Don’t tell me you value education and don’t invest in it,” he said during his remarks, launching into a litany of spending on education he said the Republicans in Congress had voted down.

“The reason they make all these cuts …” is so they can afford tax cuts on the richest Americans, Biden said. “We believe you rebuild a country from the middle out. They think it has to come from the top down.

“When the middle class is doing well, the poor have a ladder up and the wealthy do very, very well because you have money to spend.

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