The former vice president is backing a $15 minimum wage, much higher than the $10.10 minimum wage advocated by Obama. While some states raised their minimum wages, Obama failed to raise the national minimum wage of $7.25 while in office.
Biden has also endorsed a form of the public option on health care, a proposal that would create a government insurer to compete with private firms.
Obama decided against pursuing a public option as part of ObamaCare, but Biden has endorsed the idea of allowing people to buy into Medicare.
None of the three examples are dramatic departures from Obama’s policies.