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Joe Biden on the economy: “less bad isn’t good”

September 4, 2009

  The latest job loss numbers show us that in August employers cut less jobs than in any other month in the previous year. Joe Biden, who is acting president while Barack Obama remains MIA, tried to defend the stimulus package while at the same time tell the American people that the economy still isn’t where the administration would like it to be.

  This is what Joe Biden had to say about the latest numbers:

I want to be clear about something: Less bad is not good,” Vice President Joe Biden said. “That’s not how President Obama and I measure success

  If the president were not MIA I am sure that Joe Biden’s statement would come as a bit of a surprise to him because when the goal of the stimulus package was changed from creating jobs to creating or saving jobs the intent was to make less bad seem good. This is exactly how the president measures success.

  We were originally told that the stimulus bill would create jobs but when it became abundantly clear that the stimulus bill was going to be a failure the stated goal stealthy changed to creating or saving jobs. This was done so that no matter how bad the economy got the president would be able to claim that it would be worse if the stimulus bill hadn’t been passed. There is no way to measure saved jobs so there is no way to contradict the president’s claim of having saved  jobs with the passage of the stimulus bill.

  By using the defense that the stimulus bill has saved jobs and that the economy would be worse without the stimulus bill the president has actually been measuring success with the less bad is good defense that Joe Biden claims is not how success is measured by this administration.

  Somebody needs to tell Joe Biden that if less bad isn’t good than the stimulus bill is an absolute failure if we  judgeit solely on the goals that the president himself publicly stated. Barack Obama and Joe Biden don’t seem to be on the same page.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2009 12:13 pm

    Joe Biden is a MORON… Nothing else to say…


  2. September 5, 2009 5:11 pm

    Joe has a unique way with words, I suppose it took many years to acquire his specific strain of foot-in-mouth illness.


    • September 6, 2009 8:13 am

      I think that he has an aggressive untreatable strain of the disease.


      • Deb permalink
        September 6, 2009 9:09 am

        Definitely terminal. Expiration date: 1-20-13. Couldn’t resist.


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