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Biden: Stimulus to 'drop-kick' U.S. out of recession

Posted February 25, 2009

— Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the Obama administration's stimulus program is designed to "drop-kick" the economy out of its deep recession, declaring he is determined to ensure the $787 billion "gets out the door quickly and wisely."

Meeting with top members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet, Biden warned that he plans to use "the moral approbation of this office" to make sure the huge fund of stimulus money is put to use creating jobs and rebuilding American infrastructure.

Peter Orszag, the president's budget director, sitting to Biden's right in the White House Roosevelt room on Wednesday, said he intends to insure that Americans know how the money is being spent through the recovery. gov Web site, which he said already is receiving some 3,000 hits each second.

And Earl Devaney, the newly named chairman of stimulus plan accountability board, disclosed he will push each of the 50 states to name a watchdog to oversee spending.

Biden also met with education officials from several states, including North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson, to discuss how the economic stimulus package will help public schools. The meeting specifically focused on school construction, education reform and initiatives for teachers and principals.

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  • freddie cadetti 72 Feb 25, 2009

    Evidently Biden knowslittle about football. A drop kick is used as a spur of the moment tactic (knee jerk reaction by Obama)....not planned but, when seeing iminent approach by tacklers (poor economy), drop kicks the ball (massive spending). In most of these cases, the ball doesn't go very far (spending on pork), or is slapped down by the defense (more lost jobs). Don't drop kick it, Joe...run the thing up the middle.

  • nobama Feb 25, 2009

    Biden says it's a "drop-kick." It feels more like we are just getting kicked.

  • wmlamm Feb 25, 2009

    THE ONLY THING THESE GUYS ARE DOING IS COVERING UP WHERE THE MONEY IS REALLY GOING. TO DEADBEATS THAT DON'T WANT TO WORK AND ARE LOOKING A HANDOUT! AND THE RICH WHO DON'T NEED ANY HELP. NOT TO THE AVERAGE HARD WORKING PERSON.

  • original intent Feb 25, 2009

    lizard...not sure...I read so many articles...but it's possible..the folks at that website go after pretty much whichever party is in control....but the way they portray it..the 2 parties are one and the same.....my dad told me that 30 yrs ago when I registered to vote:)

  • lizard Feb 25, 2009

    original intent - are you getting that from infowars.com?

  • original intent Feb 25, 2009

    You guys here did read were this mutual fund ran/or owned by Biden's son & brother was tied in with this Stanford guy that just got busted for scamming billions didn't you?? Also the Stanford group HQ in Houston,,is right across the street from...The Carlysle Group---Big Bush Boys!!! I will keep saying-Birds of a feather flock together!! left wing and the right wing!!

  • wjv1122 Feb 25, 2009

    Joe is a bumbling fool.

  • trunkmonkee1971 Feb 25, 2009

    It's more like a round house kick to the face for tax payers. The ststes need to stand up to the man behind the "bully" pulpit and the miscreants that make up congress.

  • phoebelouise Feb 25, 2009

    "A GOVERNMENT BIG ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT IS BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE AWAY EVERYTHING YOU HAVE" THOMAS JEFFERSON

    AND PELOSI NEEDS SOME BISCUITS AND GRAVY AND A MAKEOVER.

  • original intent Feb 25, 2009

    Legislators in Tennessee submitted House Joint Resolution 108 (HJR0108) on February 18th. While it’s non-binding, some of the language is quite well put. Here’s the intro:

    A RESOLUTION to affirm Tennessee’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and to demand the federal government halt its practice of assuming powers and of imposing mandates upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States.

    Halting the practice of assuming powers not enumerated is a great step. Rolling back all the previous unconstitutional legislation is also a must in the future.

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