A student in Norfolk, Virginia had a simple question for Vice President Biden: "Why is prices on gas increasing? You know what I mean?" Biden, after promising a "brief answer," takes 11-minutes not to answer the kid's question:
"I'm treating this like I would if I were answering on Meet the Press, so I hope I'm not offending anyone by just going straight to it," Biden says two minutes in. He then talks about oil as a fungible commodity, the Arab Spring, technology, and many other topics before not talking about the high price of gas.
Biden also talked about taxes, and used the opportunity bash oil companies. "Oil companies don't need encouragement to drill," says Biden of the subsidies oil companies have received. "They've made more money than God in the last couple years."