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Biden falls asleep during Obama’s speech on deficit reduction

Steven Nelson Associate Editor
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For the millions of Americans who find talk of deficit reduction to be one of the less rousing political subjects, Vice President Joe Biden feels your pain.

At a Wednesday press conference where Obama presented his ‘framework‘ for reducing the budget deficit, Biden was caught on camera nodding off.

The president called for reducing the nation’s budget deficit through a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. He stated his opposition to extending Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy and to changing Medicare into a voucher program.

A reaction published on the blog of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office asked, “Did President Obama’s speech on the deficit even put his chief negotiator to sleep?”

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Steven Nelson