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Biden Blasts Romney Over Energy Tax Credits

Jun 28, 2012
(CBS News)

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney in Iowa for the second straight day, this time taking issue with the Republican's reluctance to embrace tax credits for wind and solar energy.

President Obama and his administration have pushed Congress to extend tax credits that they argue would save jobs in the field of clean-energy production. But Romney, in his economic plan, has criticized Obama's investment in renewable energy, singling out solar and wind as "two of the most ballyhooed" forms of alternative fuel.

"We are importing less oil than [at] any time in the last 16 years," Biden said. "But we think you got to bet on it all ... You had our good friend Mitt Romney saying he dismissed wind and solar by saying they're 'two of the most ballyhooed forms of alternative energy.' Tell that to the 7,000 workers manufacturing wind power here in Iowa."