Vice President Biden is really pushing the Wall Street-bashing.
Here is a passage from his remarks as prepared for delivery September 30 in Johnstown, Pa., as provided by his campaign:
Donald Trump can only see the world from Park Avenue.
He only cares what the super-rich and connected think.
He only sees value in stock portfolios. His only metric for how the economy is doing is the Dow Jones.
He doesn't care if communities like Johnstown are still hurting.
He doesn't have a plan to help you get back on your feet or deliver relief to the people who most need the help.
He's too busy planning his next big tax give away to the 100 richest folks in the country. ...
Look, I've dealt with guys like Trump my whole life.
Guys who look down on you because they've got a lot of money.
Guys who think they're better than you.
Guys who might let you park their car at the country club. But would never let you in.
Guys who inherited everything they ever got in life. And then squandered it.
I see the world from where I grew up — in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
It's not that different from Johnstown, or any of the towns we stopped by today.
Its filled with good people, who are busting their neck every day to do right by their families.
They aren't worried about the stock market.
They are worried about putting food on the table every night. About making rent or paying their mortgage come the first of the month...And when it gets right down to it — I think this whole campaign boils down to Park Avenue versus Scranton.
Donald Trump may think there ought to be a different set of rules for him and his rich buddies. ...
I think it's about time we start rewarding work in this country, not wealth.
I think it's time working families get a break and the super wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share.
They're still going to be doing just fine.
Because here's what I know that Donald Trump will never understand.
Wall Street didn't build this country. The middle class built this country — and unions built the middle class....
If Donald Trump and his Park Avenue pals start paying their fair share — we'll have more than enough to finally build an economy that works for everyone.
Then Biden pivots to: "That's what we need now. A president who will try to bring us together. Who speaks to what is best in all of us, rather than trying to divide us and pit us against each other. We are one people, one nation, one America."
Wall Street and Park Avenue do not seem too worried about Biden at the moment. Maybe they believe the "bring us together" part rather than the "Park Avenue versus Scranton" part. Either way, it doesn't reflect particularly well on Biden. Either he is a phony who is going around publicly denouncing Park Avenue while everyone knows perfectly well that he is going to forget all about the Wall Street-bashing once he gets into office, or else Trump is telling the truth in the debates when he says Biden is beholden to the radical left wing of the Democratic Party, and Biden is misleading voters when he denies that, as he did in the debate.
These aren't just some lines that Biden is testing out or experimenting with. Over the past weeks, they have become a consistent theme. Here's another version, again as provided by his campaign, from remarks as prepared for delivery September 30 in Cleveland, Ohio:
It's clear that he only cares about Wall Street, the super-wealthy, and corporations.
He thinks they built this country.
That's why he wants to give a $30 Billion tax cut for the 100 richest billionaires in this country, who have made $300 Billion during the pandemic.
In the end, his measure of economic health is the stock market.
Folks, this election is a choice between Scranton and Park Ave. values — between Cleveland v. Park Ave, Alliance v. Park Ave.