PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- Vice President Joe Biden is in Pittsburgh to celebrate Labor Day.
The Vice President gave a speech to kick off this year’s Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh. He spoke at the corner of Liberty Avenue and Grant Street.
Biden participated in the Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh back in 2009 as well.
Today he walked down Grant Street, shaking hands and smiling, but committing to running the parade route and nothing more.
This time around, there is speculation that Biden may be eyeing a run for the White House in the 2016 election. The Vice President addressed those speculations at a recent stop in Florida.
“The most relevant factor in my decision is whether my family and I have the emotional energy to run,” said Biden. “Unless I can go to my party and the American people and say that I’m able to devote my whole heart and my whole sole to this endeavor, it would not be appropriate.”
Biden summed it all up by saying “the honest to god answer, I just don’t know.”
During his speech Monday, he spoke in front of a crowd of union workers, passionately speaking to the middle class.
“How many people in your own neighborhoods are in trouble?” he asked. “Can look their kids in teh eye and say with heart, ‘because a level playing field doesn’t exist?'”
He continued, talking about the distribution of wealth in our country, how wages aren’t going up in a way that’s affecting the middle class.
“This is not politics, this is real,” he said. “This is what’s changed, what’s changed folks. One percent of America now owns 40 percent. It’s set up that way.”
Along with kicking off this year’s Labor Day Parade, the Vice President also attended a private event in Pittsburgh at 11:30 a.m.