Vice President Biden Goes to Costco

Today, Vice President Joe Biden visited a newly opened Costco in Washington, DC. After picking out a few Christmas gifts and other items, he talked about the importance of extending tax cuts for middle-class families.

Vice President Joe Biden picks out children's books at the newly opened Costco store

Vice President Joe Biden picks out children’s books at the newly opened Costco store in Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2012.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

“All the people you meet in here today and you see, these are hardworking folks who don't need to see their taxes go up,” he said.

But, if Congress doesn’t take action before the end of the year, the typical middle-class family will pay about $ 2,200 more in taxes starting in 2013.

“And so I think it’s important Congress acts now — I mean right now,” Vice President Biden said. “All it has to do is take a single vote to extend the middle-class tax cut.”

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