VP Biden Admits Obama Stimulus Plan a Failure on Meet the Press … “”everyone guessed wrong” on the impact of the stimulus” … Not Everyone Joe


It’s time the Obama Administration stops blaming others and starts taking accountable for their Obama_socialist2actions. The buck stops with them and no one else. Their socialist spending is making matters worse in the US, not better.

Get used to the back peddling on the numbers folks, 3.5 million jobs saved or created was just lowered to 600,000. $1.3 million per job? Wait until the people making under $250K are taxed to pay for Obama’s socialism.

This morning on “Meet the Press” VP Joe Biden admitted that the Barack Obama stimulus plan was a failure. Biden stated that everyone guessed wrong;” however that is not the case. Everyone did not get it wrong, the Obama Administration got it wrong. The fact of the matter is that Obama’s minions have kept stating that the stimulus package would create or save 3.5 million jobs. A prediction that was comical on it’s premise. Now Biden is lowering that expectation to 600,000.

Obama and his clan need to get a clue and that not everyone guessed wrong. In a recent Rasmussen poll, 53% Say More Government Spending Hurts the Economy. Also, Americans now trust Republicans more than Democrats on the issue of the economy, 45%–39%. It would seem that the US is rejecting socialism and Obama now owns the economy and has no one to blame, although try he will.

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 Read the full Meet the Press transcript HERE.

MR. GREGORY:  Right.  But the, but this package was sold on the premise that it would in fact keep unemployment at 8 percent.  It’s exceeded that…

VICE PRES. BIDEN:  No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

MR. GREGORY:  …with the recovery plan.

VICE PRES. BIDEN:  It wasn’t sold on that.  It was sold on it would create…

MR. GREGORY:  That’s what the report said, Mr. Vice President.

VICE PRES. BIDEN:  …or–no, it said it would–what would happen was it would save or create jobs.  It’s doing that.  It is doing that.  Everyone guessed wrong, at the time the estimate was made, about what the state of the economy was at the moment this was passed.  Now, we’re going to recalibrate this in terms of what we’ve inherited, what in fact is going on out there. But look, the bottom line is that jobs are being created that would not have been there before.

VP Biden also got the numbers incorrect during his MTP interview with host David Gregory when Joe said that the stimulus package decreased the unemployment rate in the United States. As stated by Blue Crab Boulevard and is obvious to any thinking American, the US has continually lost jobs after the stimulus package was signed, not gained.

MR. GREGORY:  But the point of the stimulus was it would stop the unemployment picture from getting worse, right?  Wasn’t that the claim?

VICE PRES. BIDEN:  And it has.

MR. GREGORY:  It has?  Well, here…

VICE PRES. BIDEN:  It’s not getting worse.

MR. GREGORY:  But here’s the reality, and that is…

VICE PRES. BIDEN:  Relative.

MR. GREGORY:  …that when this report was issued by your economic adviser…


MR. GREGORY:  …and Dr. Romer from the White House, the assertion was that you could keep unemployment at 8 percent and then it would go down after that. In fact, it’s now at 9.4 percent.  Was it oversold?

UPDATE I: The Gateway Pundit does the math.

The US lost over 2.5 million jobs in the first four months of this year under the Obama Administration.

The US unemployment rate rose from 7.6% to 9.4% under Obama… the highest rate in 25 years.


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  • Comments

    24 Responses to “VP Biden Admits Obama Stimulus Plan a Failure on Meet the Press … “”everyone guessed wrong” on the impact of the stimulus” … Not Everyone Joe”

    1. S. Chambers on June 14th, 2009 9:37 pm

      Oh – sure – Obama has been in office for 5 months and has failed to correct 8 years of the perfect nightmare created by Bush and his wacky band of monkeys! How many more souls do you think you can capture and convince to buy-in to your delusional…speak up I can’t hear you?

    2. markg8 on June 14th, 2009 11:50 pm

      Thank God Obama isn’t following the suggestions of guys like this. When consumers and business can’t spend, and they can’t, government has to or we fall into a disastrous depression. Then they all get to “Go Galt” involuntarily. And starve.

    3. rightknight on June 15th, 2009 2:57 am

      Someone knows where the money is supposed to go.
      Someone knows where the money went.
      Great expectations promised by the power of
      the President, but, Great Failures delivered instead.
      Bulk of money is to be spent at re-anointment time
      in 2012. Flood of our own money to be released to unknown
      recipients in time to help the helpless get re-elected.

      Some probable scenario, eh? Plenty of real soothing
      speech making is in order to get the herd to believe
      this crock. Another pitchfork full of tasty double-speak
      for the herd to munch on and relax….no need to
      stampede just yet, just mill around and moo softly.
      There, there, good cattle, be nice and just do what
      we arrange for you. Ahhhh.

      “Hey, Joe, run down to the corral and grab us another
      dozen filet mignons, we’re having a party for some
      International guests this evening!”.

    4. Mike on June 15th, 2009 5:55 am

      Read the transcript of this interview…and count how many times ole Joe says the word “no”. And, S. Chambers, you are DEAD WRONG on the “perfect nightmare” created by Mr. Bush. Unless you can back it up with facts (which I can), do not make broad statements such as these. No one expects anyone to have an impact in such a short time, but, the bottom line here, is that deficit spending IS wreckless, power grabbing is going on…and NO WHERE in the US Constitution is the government granted the power that is being blatantly used. The entire executive and legislative branch of our government is violating their oaths and the US Constitution. Period.

    5. Scared Monkeys on June 15th, 2009 6:04 am


      Have some more Kool-Aide, who is delusional? You sad bunch of idiots that would blindly follow a President down the path of ruin just because you cannot admit you either 1, made a mistake in voting for him or 2, want the US to be destroyed.

      I do not defend GWB for all that he did but your boy is in office now and he owns this. GWB inherited a recession from the lying Administration of Clinton. GWB should never have passed a Medicare prescription drug plan and he should have never started the bail out process known as TARP.

      However, this is Obama’s baby and he has turned a hole in the boat into a crater.

      To the fool Obama suck ups who think that Obama just did not admit that the stimulus is not working, WAKE UP!! Biden drew the short straw and had to go on TV knowing that all of their projections on jobs and unemployment were false. They knew they were false when they made them.

      You think things are bad now, wait until oil prices go up and inflation sets in and the $ drops even more. All created by the BS thing that was caused a stimulus package.


    6. Scared Monkeys on June 15th, 2009 6:10 am

      It would appear that every generation needs their Jimmy Carter.

      Sadly, American adults are like teenagers. They cannot learn from the errors of the past and take the advice of others, they must learn and feel the pain themself.

      Wait until these debts have to be paid back and the interest on them is more than the principle that was due prior to Obama.

      Folks, use some common sense. Imagine if this was you and you kept borrowing and spent $’s on your credit card with the stipulation that no money was due for 12 months. How would you pay your bill then if the interest was more than what you paid in the past for the principle on your loan?

      This is not strengthening business or the economy, it is a government power grab.

    7. SUPER DAVE on June 15th, 2009 6:59 am

      #1: you are not American so go to whatever country will accept your sorry ass and stay there.
      or or you one of the homegrown brothas that are now stalking our American military on our own ground.
      this is what obama has created. his weakness has allowed murders of our military right here in our own backyard .

    8. nurturer on June 15th, 2009 8:13 am

      Obama is going to get people killed. Not just military people, but civilians too. Mark my typed words, it is coming. And when is does, I will remind all of you of my past statements, espcially the naive. Excuse me, democrats.

      Obama will get American citizens killed with his idiocy.

    9. buster on June 15th, 2009 8:48 am

      #1 go suck an egg !!! # 5 & 6 Pretty darn scary !!! I wonder if the Mayan knew about obongo when they predicted the end of the world in 2012 ???

    10. buster on June 15th, 2009 8:49 am

      Hay obongo what are you going to do about the rising gas prices ???

    11. katablog.com on June 15th, 2009 8:56 am

      #1 and #2 need to read the transcript again. No one asked about the Bush administration or claims made by it. Gaffe a Minute was simply asked about his administration’s claims versus the reality.

      “Everyone” didn’t get it wrong – many of us said exactly what would happen (increased deficit, no measurable difference in the economy) if Pork = U Less was passed. We were right; O and Gaffe a Minute were wrong.

      Consumers and businesses have a hard time spending when the Government is in there stuffing debt and new taxes down our throats (and yes, there are new taxes and no tax break even for those making less than $250,000.)

      #2 has either failed to read Atlas Shrugged or simply didn’t understand it. You can’t “go Galt” involuntarily. Going Galt is all about refusing to be productive when the government will be the only beneficiary of your production.

      When an administration appoints 21 Czars (and still counting) to control everything involved with business, business isn’t making choices, the government is deciding what you can make, how it is to be made and what you can pay your workers. Sound familiar yet?

      The left has run out of kool-aid and they are now simply punch drunk. They haven’t caught on that “Global warming” has been changed to “climate change” because global warming was disproved by far too many sources and yet the government still wants to sell “cap and trade” in order to further tax the people and control their actions.

      You who loved freedom so much when Bush was listening into a few foreign phone calls should be screaming from the top of the roofs that the government now overturns rules of bankruptcy and secured creditors, decides who will be CEO, appoints 21 czars unanswerable to congress or anyone but O, is going to break into private Internet networks to snoop, going to review your medical records, require you to submit to questions about your health care insurance and any other question they might decide to ask, review how your doctor treats your medical conditions, take away the right of a secret ballot for unions, decide what kind of car you need to drive, reveals top secret documents about US nuclear sites…………..I could go on and on but you are so punch drunk you don’t understand or care. Your hatred for Bush has gotten in the way of you actually seeing what is really going on.

    12. SUPER DAVE on June 15th, 2009 12:56 pm

      ” no no no no no, my brain is made out of peanut butter”! hey joe, you know you and your boy are failures now, were failures when you got started, and will always be failures so admit it.

    13. SUPER DAVE on June 15th, 2009 4:43 pm

      #1: you can’t hear us because you have all that obama shit in your ears. and you thougfht it was just wax !!

    14. Jesus speaks on June 15th, 2009 5:36 pm

      It saddens me to see so much anger and hatred in you people.

    15. SUPER DAVE on June 16th, 2009 7:13 am

      #14: it is a sad day when our country has been divided by a tyrant such as obama. we should be banding together to get this nuisance out of office and reclaim our country and our rights. maybe you could help !!

    16. Dolf on June 16th, 2009 9:31 am

      15: Tyrant?????

      ppl like you are dividing

    17. dotratc on June 16th, 2009 1:15 pm

      Biden did not admit that the Obama stimulus plan was a failure; you deliberately misquoted the Vice President when you claimed that he did.

    18. SUPER DAVE on June 18th, 2009 4:01 pm

      #17: ha ha ! whatever !

    19. JW on June 20th, 2009 6:20 pm

      Joe Biden’s remarls about the economy are withotu any content, and the media never bothers to point out that his remarks have no relation reality.

      We are now looking at deficits that will crush the economy for years to come.

      There are three things I like about Joe Biden: I like his nice white teeth. And he wears great shoes and socks. He has the world’s most dapperly attired feet.

      Apart from his smile and his feet there is nothing else worth mentionng.

    20. SCARED MONKEY WITH NO JOB. on July 1st, 2009 1:54 pm


    21. Republican = Democrat! on July 2nd, 2010 6:42 pm

      [...] Originally Posted by Eann You’re an idiot..and missed the point of the argument just because you hate Obama….well stick it…I don’t slobber over anyone…and you”re way off point…You’re blinded by your hate for Obama…well get over it…he’s here for another 2 1/2 years…and a lot of things are going to happen..hope you can survive…as we’re going down…and it’s not because of Obama… TATA sure – its because you morons who TA TA people think that after over a year and a half of Obama screw ups – you actually are CRYING Bush …. STILL and again … and again … and again!! LOOK AT FACTS (you know those things – your side refuses to actually USE) FACT IS: VP Biden Admits Obama Stimulus Plan a Failure on Meet the Press – ARTICLE [...]

    22. laughingtompaine on October 2nd, 2010 12:17 pm

      For an anatomy of the Obama stimulus failure (with references to Rush Limbaugh), please see my post:


    23. todd on April 14th, 2011 11:37 am

      What a completely dishonest article title followed by a completely dishonest article.

      Did you link the wrong video? Just curious because nowhere in the video linked in the article does Biden say that the stimulus plan failed. In fact, he emphatically states multiple times that it had a positive effect.
      SM: Nice try, now go back to Media Matter.

    24. Gary on September 7th, 2011 8:17 am

      I read the artical and also saw the vidio, he never did say that Obama’s plan failed, he just argued that what was as plain as day was not so, the plan was supposed to keep the unemployment figuar’s down to 8%, that is what it was sold on, how ever all that really mean’s is that Obama’s people had no idea, what they were doing to begin with, don’t you think if we are to spend that much of the people’s money they should have had some hard number’s to work with? Not in this case, what happened was Obama just through a bunch money at it hoping that it would go away, well it did not go away and here we are, Obama own’s this whether he likes it or not, enough of passing the blame to other’s his call his mistake, now try to be a man and admit it, lead ,follow ,or get the hell out of the way.

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