Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich called Democrat vice presidential candidate Joe Biden a "socialist" for arguing that it's "patriotic" for workers to fork over more money to Washington.
Biden drew fire earlier this week for equating paying higher taxes under running mate Barack Obama's economic plan with patriotism. He said that any household earning more than $250,000 will have to pay more income tax.
Gingrich ripped Biden for the zeal with which he and Obama want to "take" other people's hard-earned money for government redistribution. He equated it with socialism, calling into question Biden's own patriotism.
"Every once in a while when you listen to Joe Biden, you know why he used to like Neil Kinnock's speeches," Gingrich said yesterday on the Fox News Channel, "because in his heart, Joe Biden is a good English socialist."
Kinnock is the former British Labor Party leader from whom Biden plagiarized a speech in his doomed presidential bid in the 1980s.
That's how I felt all along. Call it what it is,"Socialism"!