Vice President Biden was in attack dog mode Thursday afternoon at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he took aim at both Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, at his first rally after Wednesday’s presidential debate.

Ryan, he told the crowd, is a “smart guy” when it comes to the federal budget – “I just fundamentally disagree with everything he has to say about it.”

Of the GOP ticket, Biden said that “these guys will not support one single idea to reduce the debt if it raises one single dollar on people making one million dollars or more – that’s a fact – and (Romney) reasserted it last night.”

“So much for their concern. So much for this urgency,” he added.

Taking another stab at a line he bungled earlier this week, Biden said of Republicans, “Their policies put the middle class in an incredibly deep hole, which we’ve been helping them climb out of over the last four years.”

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