Framing the Dialogue

In Their Own Words – Part 2 (All About Joe)

Once again, I could not make stuff up this good.  This series is all about Joe Biden, arguably the smartest vice president in United States history according the the main stream media.

Joe on the economy:

December 2008Joe Biden gave a speech after the election and spoke about the economy.  Now faced with actually doing something rather than just campaigning he made this statement:

biden-mask“”The economy is in much worse shape than we thought it was in…The single most important thing we have to do as a new administration, to have – to be able to have impact on all of the other things we want to do, from foreign policy to domestic policy, is we’ve got to begin to stem this bleeding here and begin to stop the loss of jobs in the creation of jobs,” 

December 2008:  Federal Deficit:  $459 billion;  Unemployment:  5.8%

February 17, 2009 – American Reinvestment and Recovery Act signed into law

February 25, 2009 – Omnibus spending bill passed ($410 billion in additional government spending)

March 2009:  In another speech on the economy Joe Biden blamed the economy on President Bush.  That seems fair as they had only been in office two months, but they had passed the stimulus bill and a pork-filled spending bill.

“has inherited the most difficult first 100 days of any president, I would argue, including Franklin Roosevelt…Let me explain what I mean by that.  It was clear the problem Roosevelt inherited.  This is a more complicated economic [problem]. We’ve never ever been here before – here or in the world. Never ever been here before.”

March 2009:  Federal Deficit: $956.8 billion;  Unemployment:  8.5%

July 2009Biden appeared on the George Stephanopoulos show and admitted;

“The truth is we and everyone else misread the economy.”

July 2009:  Federal Deficit:  $1,270 billion (or $1.27 trillion);  Unemployment:  9.4%

September 2009:  President Obama let Joe Biden out again and he bragged about how well they were handling the economy;

“The recovery act has played a significant role in changing the trajectory of our economy, and changing the conversation in this country.  Instead of talking about the beginning of a depression, we are talking about the end of a recession.”

September 2009:  Federal Deficit:  $1,400 billion (or $1.4 trillion);  Unemployment:  9.8%

 

Joe Biden uses all ten fingers to show the unemployment rate.  We have to wonder whether he will have enough fingers next month.

Joe Biden uses all ten fingers to show the unemployment rate. We have to wonder whether he will have enough fingers next month.

October 2009:  More good news from the Veep;

“The U.S. economy is pulling out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression because federal stimulus measures are working.  We are recovering. We will recover. We are no longer talking about will there be a recovery, we are talking about what kind of recovery it will be”

November 2009:  Federal Deficit:  $1,801 billion (or $1.8 trillion);  Unemployment:  10.2%

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