Ryan: Biden And I Agree, Obama Admin Has 'Buried' Middle Class "Unemployment has been above 8% for the last 43 months, our economy is limping along right now. Vice President Biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote 'buried.' We agree. That means we need to stop digging by electing Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States. Of course the middle class has been buried. They're being buried by regulations, being buried by taxes, they're being buried by borrowing. They're being buried by the Obama Administration's economic failures."