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Stimulus has been 'an absolute success,' says VP Biden
The Hill ^

Posted on 06/02/2010 2:25:14 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Stimulus has been 'an absolute success,' says VP Biden By Michael O'Brien - 06/02/10 05:06 PM ET

The Obama administration's signature stimulus program has been an "absolute success" so far, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

Biden, who heads up the administration's effort to implement the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), said the legislation will have saved or created between 3 and 3.5 million jobs before the end of 2010.

"An absolute success," Biden termed the stimulus during an interview on "Charlie Rose" to air Wednesday evening. "We will create over 3.5 million or save over 3.5 million jobs before this is over."

Republicans, meanwhile, have criticized the spending program to have done little to aid employment, pointing to administration projections that unemployment would never exceed 8 percent if the law were enacted.

The current unemployment rate stands at 9.5 percent through the end of April, with jobless figures for the month of May set to be unveiled on Friday. Economists are projecting a spike of 550,000 jobs created last month, though that figure may be padded by temporary workers hired by the government to carry out the Census.

Biden, who got in trouble this week for saying that unemployment might not creep down to 6 percent for years, said this evening that it's actually "unknowable" as to when enough jobs will be created to get unemployment to that level.

"The answer to that question is unknowable for three reasons," the vice president said, pointing to the debt crisis in Europe, difficulty in measuring consumer confidence, and whether or not the U.S. economy would catch some "good breaks."

Republicans still hammered away at the administration on Wednesday, with House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) attacking President Barack Obama in the wake of a speech by the president in Pittsburgh that took aim at the GOP's economic policies.

"The president promised his ‘stimulus’ plan would keep unemployment below eight percent and create jobs ‘immediately,’ yet the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at 9.9 percent, millions Americans have lost their jobs since the ‘stimulus’ was enacted, and one out of 10 remain out of work," Boehner said.


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Old Joe.........
1 posted on 06/02/2010 2:25:14 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Just what is Joe smoking and where can I get some?


2 posted on 06/02/2010 2:26:51 PM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Joe’s created a gazillion jobs himself, so he knows what he’s talking about.

“Nobody messes with Joe!” - the Kenyan


3 posted on 06/02/2010 2:27:12 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like his bong-load was an absolute success.


4 posted on 06/02/2010 2:28:14 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (FREE ARIZONA!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, of course, a smashing success at smashing our economy and our future.

Good work, Joe.


5 posted on 06/02/2010 2:28:52 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And Biden is an absolute retard.


6 posted on 06/02/2010 2:28:57 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What, is he trying to use the Jedi Mind Trick?

Geez, Joe- it only works on the week-minded, not FROM the week-minded.


7 posted on 06/02/2010 2:29:05 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Success for them but failure for America


8 posted on 06/02/2010 2:29:27 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Sub-Driver

Stimulus has been ‘an absolute success,’ says VP Biden

Success at what??


9 posted on 06/02/2010 2:29:30 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Sub-Driver

10 posted on 06/02/2010 2:30:08 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When was Joe on Comedy Central? This had to be stand-up.


11 posted on 06/02/2010 2:30:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I-D-I-O-T


12 posted on 06/02/2010 2:30:42 PM PDT by OregonTide
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To: Sub-Driver

Why does the Benny Hill music play every time Joe Biden speaks?


13 posted on 06/02/2010 2:31:19 PM PDT by counterpunch (GOP: Government's Other Party)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hitting the sauce again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ

14 posted on 06/02/2010 2:31:41 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver
There is a difference between having a job and being jobbed. HE DOESN'T KNOW THE DIFFERANCE.
15 posted on 06/02/2010 2:32:05 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: Sub-Driver
Didn't know Joe smoked the stuff.


16 posted on 06/02/2010 2:32:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sub-Driver

...and in other news, the reduction in chocolate rations has exceeded all expectations!


17 posted on 06/02/2010 2:32:57 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I fail to see any evidence that shock therapy has helped Joe Biden. Oh, the other stimulus... never-mind.

/s


18 posted on 06/02/2010 2:33:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Sub-Driver

...isn’t this the same guy who asked a handicapped man to stand up and take a bow?


19 posted on 06/02/2010 2:33:16 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Sub-Driver

Old Joe is taking his LSD again.What happend to his minders?


20 posted on 06/02/2010 2:34:10 PM PDT by puppypusher
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To: Tzimisce

Heh, heh, heh... one and the same. One of the two was lame.

The guy in the wheel-chair still had his faculties.


21 posted on 06/02/2010 2:34:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t understand. You take money out of the economy then put it back in and say it’s a success??? Why not just leave the money in there in the first place ... but then, I’m not a politician so what do I know ....


22 posted on 06/02/2010 2:39:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: Sub-Driver

23 posted on 06/02/2010 2:40:52 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: Danae

Joe is right. You have to understand that by success, he is talking about crippling our nation and putting us in perpetual debt. When you realize that a strong economy and fiscally responsible Government is NOT what he is refering too, you realize, he’s telling the absolute truth.

That is why I mourn our nation.


24 posted on 06/02/2010 2:40:58 PM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Stimulus has been ‘an absolute success,’ says VP Biden



25 posted on 06/02/2010 2:41:34 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Sub-Driver

Stimulus has been 'an absolute success,' says VP Biden

Then why can't I seem to find a job?
26 posted on 06/02/2010 2:43:01 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Someone needs to update that graph.


27 posted on 06/02/2010 2:43:20 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Sub-Driver

Whether its been a success or not really depends upon what your objectives were. If the socialization of the U.S. was the goal, it has indeed been quite successful thus far.


28 posted on 06/02/2010 2:44:38 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: OneWingedShark

The Dems can ride that “success” right into November.
The ones up for re-election are squirming bigtime.


29 posted on 06/02/2010 2:46:10 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: TheZMan
No, Joe Biden is an absolute genius, as he tells total strangers when he is trying to get campaign donations from them: funny Biden video.
30 posted on 06/02/2010 2:47:17 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Biden has probably doubled his retirement payout since the stimulus was created.


31 posted on 06/02/2010 2:49:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually he said absolute f-ing success.


32 posted on 06/02/2010 2:49:32 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let me clear, the stimulus has experienced a permanent lack of success, but hasn't failed.

963 days and this national nightmare is over!

33 posted on 06/02/2010 2:49:42 PM PDT by florm15 (Thank you President Bush! You are missed!)
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To: OneWingedShark
Then why can't I seem to find a job?

Because you are too conservative. :)
Why, hundreds of thousands of 0bamabots are being given these high playing jobs in all these new (is it) 130 new departments that are being created to implement 0bamacare alone.
We haven't even mentioned all these massive numbers ‘green jobs’ 0bama and Van Jones keep boasting about all the time.

34 posted on 06/02/2010 2:50:16 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Sub-Driver

“Stimulus has been ‘an absolute success,’ says VP Biden”

That is the best joke I have heard all day. Bwahahahahahahahahaha, hehehehehe, snort, snort, hahahahahahahahaha, snicker, snicker. That Joe is a real crack-up.


35 posted on 06/02/2010 2:51:45 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess one can afford to look at the world through rose-colored glasses when he somehow manages to become a Senator and Vice President of the USA, despite being a buffoon.


36 posted on 06/02/2010 2:54:45 PM PDT by kamikaze2000 (You can lead a liberal to truth, but you can't make him think.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberals spending $Trillions any way they want is their very definition of ‘an absolute success’.


37 posted on 06/02/2010 2:55:54 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Sub-Driver

I can “claim” to have saved or created 3.5 million jobs myself.

It’s about as valid.


38 posted on 06/02/2010 2:59:48 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Sub-Driver
perhaps he could tell us the three biggest indicators that back up his Biden-Grade bullsh!t!!!
39 posted on 06/02/2010 3:02:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver

So their intent was to shrink private sector payrolls and massively expand government job payrolls?


40 posted on 06/02/2010 3:07:21 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s like a character from The Beverly Hillbillies.


41 posted on 06/02/2010 3:08:50 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Sub-Driver

You know what Biden and a 100 pound bag of organic fertilizer have in common?

They’re both full of S**T!


42 posted on 06/02/2010 3:10:51 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: OregonTide

I believe this was one of Joe’s ID-10-T errors!


43 posted on 06/02/2010 3:18:25 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: Sub-Driver

How does Ozeromubumbos second in moronicity measure success -debt accumulated?


44 posted on 06/02/2010 3:19:46 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: kamikaze2000
I guess one can afford to look at the world through rose-colored glasses when he somehow manages to become a Senator and Vice President of the USA, despite being a buffoon.



45 posted on 06/02/2010 3:19:49 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: DoughtyOne

“I fail to see any evidence that shock therapy has helped Joe Biden.”

I have to agree, but in my professional opinion, he just needs MORE treatment! You know, just like the American economy only needs more stimulus! /s


46 posted on 06/02/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: ExTxMarine

I like your thinking bud. Har...


47 posted on 06/02/2010 3:24:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Sub-Driver

guess Joe Biden is still drinking heavily.


48 posted on 06/02/2010 3:26:27 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Nonstatist

“He’s like a character from The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Except THEIR White House was paid for with their own money! And, they didn’t claim to be geniuses (except for Jethro - but remember he did finish the 6th grade)!!


49 posted on 06/02/2010 3:30:20 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: colorado tanker
In the immortal words of Rodney King:

"Jes' chillin' out."

50 posted on 06/02/2010 3:43:37 PM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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