(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday hit back hard–and sarcastically–at House Minority Leader John Boehner's call for President Obama to fire Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other high-ranking economic officials.
"His chief proposal when you look at it apparently was that the president should fire his economic team," Biden said. "Very constructive advice and we thank the leader for that."
Biden echoed the Democratic message that aims to remind Americans that Republicans held power in the run-up to the recent economic downturn.
"Mr. Boehner is nostalgic for those good old days, but the American people are not," Biden said in reference to the Ohio Republican's call for a full extension of the Bush tax cuts.
Biden said Boehner has "created a myth" that extending tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans would stimulate the economy.
"We've seen this movie before Mr. Boehner," Biden said. "And we know how it ends. The American people deserve something different and something better."