Biden falls asleep during Obama’s speech on deficit reduction

Steven Nelson Associate Editor

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?”