(CNN) - Sen. Joe Biden said he would get rid of tax breaks for "people who don't need them" if elected president, saying the extra money is needed for all the things his fellow Democratic candidates have said they would do.
"My dad used to have an expression - don't tell me what you value, show me your budget," he said during Monday's CNN/YouTube debate in Charleston, South Carolina. Biden said Americans in the top 1 percent of incomes "got an $85 billion a year tax break. It is not needed."
"We need more revenue to be able to pay for the things the governor and everybody else talks about," the Delaware senator said. "And there's only one way to do it. You either raise taxes or take tax cuts away from people who don't need them. I'd take them away from people who don't need them."
- CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai