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Biden: We Can't Recover All the Jobs Lost
CBS News ^ | June 26, 2010 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 06/26/2010 8:02:51 AM PDT by Zakeet

Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, "there's no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession."

Appearing at a fundraiser with Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) in Milwaukee, the vice president remarked that by the time he and President Obama took office in 2008, the gross domestic product had shrunk and hundreds of thousands of jobs had been lost.

"We inherited a godawful mess," he said, adding there was "no way to regenerate $3 trillion that was lost. Not misplaced, lost."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; biteme; economy; employment; jobs
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We have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt – Joe Biden, July 16, 2009

1 posted on 06/26/2010 8:02:57 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Reagan could have!


2 posted on 06/26/2010 8:04:40 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Zakeet
"there's no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession."

Not while you Marxists are in charge
3 posted on 06/26/2010 8:05:01 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Zakeet

I though based on the POTUS forecasts in early 2009 we should of been back to heading towards full employment by now.


4 posted on 06/26/2010 8:05:50 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Zakeet

But spend, spend and further spend under the guise of “jobs” huh, Biden idiot?


5 posted on 06/26/2010 8:07:08 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Zakeet
"We inherited a godawful mess,"

It's still Bush's fault.

Maybe he should promote dividing America into three distinct ethnic groups...

6 posted on 06/26/2010 8:07:08 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Zakeet

Joe Biden...Breathtakingly Stupid.


7 posted on 06/26/2010 8:08:01 AM PDT by Artie
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To: Zakeet
"We inherited a godawful mess, . . . "

We elected a godawful bloviator.

8 posted on 06/26/2010 8:09:01 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Zakeet

The political decisions in this WH are made by Bambi, his wife, Jarrett, Rahm, Axelrod and Plouffe. If in 2012 Bambi is looking as weak as he is now I believe there is a strong possibility that Biden will be dropped from the ticket (just like Rockefeller was dropped by Ford in favor of Dole) and replaced by Hillary (if she doesn’t challenge Bambi for the Dem nod) or someone like Mark Warner of Virginia.


9 posted on 06/26/2010 8:09:41 AM PDT by moose2004 (It's Time For A Return To A Free Market Economy)
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To: Zakeet
"We inherited a godawful mess...." One: Still using the "inherited" argument, huh? Two: When does the lack oor return in jobs become your and Jack Squat's fault due to piss poor policies? Three: You and Jack Squat are doing nothing but leaving "a godaweful mess" for the next POTUS, idiots.
10 posted on 06/26/2010 8:09:56 AM PDT by cranked
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To: uncbob

Michael Steele, here’s your national campaign commercial.


11 posted on 06/26/2010 8:10:39 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Zakeet

Wow that sounds a lot like Carter’s famous Malaise speech where he proclaimed America’s greatest could not be restored. (Translation.... until he was out of office and real leader took over).

Biden’s Translation....the jobs are lost for good as long as the democRATS remain in charge.


12 posted on 06/26/2010 8:11:02 AM PDT by rod1
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To: C19fan

Yeah the stimulus package was supposed to keep unemployment below 8 percent. It has made the economy worse, as will cap and trade and and socilized medicine. Obama and Biden have taken a bad situation and are turning it into a depression.


13 posted on 06/26/2010 8:12:13 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: uncbob
"there's no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession."..

Damn! 'PLUGS' Biden read a book on demographics????

14 posted on 06/26/2010 8:13:12 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo longt A)
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To: Zakeet

So in other words, you lied! (and your Boss did too)


15 posted on 06/26/2010 8:13:52 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Zakeet
God damn these people to hell. They are truly the embodiment of evil. They clearly have no faith in the people that elected them. None.

God save us from the self-loathing and lack of spirit that these cretins have.

16 posted on 06/26/2010 8:14:30 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Zakeet
Photobucket Thanks a lot Bite-me.
17 posted on 06/26/2010 8:15:48 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Zakeet

So you inherited a mess with “hundreds of thousands” of jobs lost now its “8 million” never to return. Seems like you all, by your own admission, have made it substantially worse. Obama/Biden Hope sure isn’t what they promised.


18 posted on 06/26/2010 8:16:12 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: DTogo
"We inherited a godawful mess,"

It's still Bush's fault.

Well, in fact a large part of the mess we are in can be squarely blamed on the former Bush administration and Democrat controlled Congress.

That being said, this three ring clown act called the Obama administration and Congress is in charge now and have all the power and authority to fix the economy, which they are incapable of doing since they are petulant children

19 posted on 06/26/2010 8:17:42 AM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: Zakeet

Like the hospital administrator telling you that your life can’t be saved while keeping the surgeon out of the OR. These people have got to go.


20 posted on 06/26/2010 8:19:03 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Zakeet
"We inherited a godawful mess,"

If you can't handle it, resign.

21 posted on 06/26/2010 8:21:32 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Zakeet
This would make an interesting study. I lived in Delaware when Biden came to power in the 70s. My parents took an immediate dislike to him so I didn't like him either. But I decided that's not the best way to judge somebody since I was only a young teenager at that time. Over the years I decided to give him a fair chance. He never failed to disappoint.
22 posted on 06/26/2010 8:24:14 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Zakeet

But . . . But . . . http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499438/posts


23 posted on 06/26/2010 8:26:03 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Zakeet

But . . . But . . . http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499438/posts


24 posted on 06/26/2010 8:26:11 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Zakeet

When we investigate your private slush fund; Joe; you will be lucky to see the light of day from your jail cell.


25 posted on 06/26/2010 8:26:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Popman

The Obama Administration and the Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid crowds in the Congress are now in the very process of fixing the economy to their liking, which they consider the unconscious desire of the American people. Economic growth rates should fluctuate around negative four percent per year. The government share of the economy, now already 62%, nevertheless should increase until it practically swallows the last vestige of the remnant private economy, which in decades and centuries past once built and sustained the American middle class.

Such creature comforts as heating, air conditioning, electricity, fuel, motor vehicles, and broadband communications should be increasingly concentrated in the homes of the wealthy (and of high-ranking government bureaucrats and elected officials) and in government offices at the expense of access thereto for ordinary people.

Government will acquire large portions of the economy, entire sectors, effectively forbid private competition, and drive these sectors inevitably toward oblivion, especially in their capacity to provide goods and services to ordinary Americans.

Jobs will be few with new openings overwhelmingly in government and most Americans starving in the streets for want of some economic opportunity to pay their mandated taxes. Demographics will support population decline to comport with the shrinking economy. Food availability even may decline for large segments of the population.


26 posted on 06/26/2010 8:28:40 AM PDT by dufekin (Name our lead enemy: Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Islamofascist terrorist dictator)
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To: All

I hate it when that happens!


27 posted on 06/26/2010 8:29:37 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Zakeet
Hmmm, if I were a cynic I'd say this is just the next phase of their plan, demoralize the people and lower their expectations....and of course blame it all on Bush.
28 posted on 06/26/2010 8:30:13 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Zakeet

He’s a real A Hole, isn’t he?

If the government would get out of the way, we could do this.


29 posted on 06/26/2010 8:31:24 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Popman
It is clear Obama and all his Czars, etc, have no intention of fixing anything. They are full speed ahead on destroying what is left of our working economy. NO JOKE. They intend to destroy America. Watch and see.

God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.

30 posted on 06/26/2010 8:42:29 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Zakeet

They have been charge for the last 18 months and they are still blaming Bush. Pathetic.

I can see their 2012 campaign. It is Bush’s fault even though he hasn’t been President.


31 posted on 06/26/2010 8:46:29 AM PDT by archivist007
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To: Zakeet
Here Comes The Recession
32 posted on 06/26/2010 8:47:23 AM PDT by blam
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To: geologist

Speaking of stupidity and Czars, Dick Turban is requesting OBOZO appoint a “Carp Czar”! Really!!!

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/06/durbin-asks-obama-to-appoint-carp-czar.html


33 posted on 06/26/2010 8:49:26 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: uncbob

Since the Dems took over Congress and Senate in 2007 the nation has slipped downward economically. In the late 90”s Clinton rode the tech gravy train and also signed on to the GOP congress budget measures. GWB tried to play footsies with Dems and spent like a drunken liberal.
Now we have the real new deal with those drunken wild liberals spending us into oblivion.


34 posted on 06/26/2010 8:51:22 AM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: newfreep

INSANE! Because they can!!!!!!!


35 posted on 06/26/2010 8:52:19 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: kempster

“Reagan could have!”

Reagan inherited a “mess” about as large as Obama did (except that both inflation and interest rates were at double-digit levels). He turned the economy around MUCH faster than this president, creating 16 million jobs in the process. Reagan was a “can-do” president who had faith in private enterprise and knew that if tax and regulatory barriers were removed, the economy could and would grow like topsy. It did.

Obama-Biden is a “no we can’t” administration whose contemptuous attitude towards private enterprise and profit-making have been unmistakable. Biden is right when he says “we” can’t recover all the jobs lost. He and his partner are not up to the task, as that would require policies that are the polar opposite of what has been put into place. These guys are clueless.

I concur with another poster that Michael Steele now has a terrific quote around which to create a devastating campaign that contrasts the records of a Republican and Democrat presidents when confronted with similar economic challenges.


36 posted on 06/26/2010 8:55:07 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Zakeet
And to top it off, they want to provide instant amnesty to 12-20 million illegal aliens who need jobs that just aren't there.

This has to be an intentional effort to destroy the country, because nobody can be that stupid!

37 posted on 06/26/2010 8:57:00 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Zakeet
I look forward to the day when I can listen to talk radio and not have to listen to some kool-aid gulping little barry messiah worshipers calling in and saying "it is all Bush's fault - he had eight years to destroy America and you expect poor little barry to fix it in 16 months???"
38 posted on 06/26/2010 9:04:23 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Zakeet
Not "lost" asshat. You DESTROYD that wealth.
39 posted on 06/26/2010 9:04:40 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: rod1
Wow that sounds a lot like Carter’s famous Malaise speech where he proclaimed America’s greatest could not be restored. (Translation.... until he was out of office and real leader took over).

Bingo.

Except, back on the 1970's, it was at least somewhat understandable that many people actually believed that.

But now, in 2010, we're just a few years passed the longest period (1983-2007) of continuous economic growth, and the greatest creation of wealth, not just in American history, but possibly in all of human history.

And yet, we have elected leaders claiming what was so recently demonstrated and proven, can't possibly be done.

It's maddening. It's the economic equivalent of holocaust denial. Hell, it's like denying the holocaust while standing in front of the just cooled ovens, surrounded by piles of empty Zyklon B canisters.

40 posted on 06/26/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: uncbob

Precisely, its a confidence game. No one has confidence in the current leadership.

Who wants to invest in a world of uncertainty. Then this is aggravated. made everso more uncertain by sucking up the amnesty votes and further diluting American job opportunities.

Total fiscal/ economic irresponsibility!


41 posted on 06/26/2010 9:09:13 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Zakeet

The Obama team asked themselves who it was in America that could make Barack look sane and competent by comparison.

There was only one possible answer: Joe Biden.


42 posted on 06/26/2010 9:09:13 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("Where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty.")
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To: EternalVigilance

Nope. Biden just makes O’bonghit look like an insane idiot who is angrier. And more dishonest.


43 posted on 06/26/2010 9:11:46 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Nope. Biden just makes O’bonghit look like an insane idiot who is angrier. And more dishonest.


44 posted on 06/26/2010 9:11:53 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Zakeet

From “Yes we can!” to, “No we can’t!” in record time.


45 posted on 06/26/2010 9:12:21 AM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: Zakeet

Fomenting a little class warfare is always a good thing. How about some benefits for illegals, now that 8 million are up the creek?


46 posted on 06/26/2010 9:13:03 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Zakeet

Fomenting a little class warfare is always a good thing. How about some benefits for illegals, now that 8 million are up the creek?


47 posted on 06/26/2010 9:13:11 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Zakeet
But, but, Joe!

You promised!

48 posted on 06/26/2010 9:15:46 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Zakeet

what were you elected for then? useless bunch!


49 posted on 06/26/2010 9:16:12 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Zakeet

The Democrats picked Plugs Biden because they needed a real retarded kid to make Obama look good.


50 posted on 06/26/2010 9:27:27 AM PDT by CodeToad
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