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June 02, 2009

Joe "The Sheriff"Biden: People are Already Scamming the Public for Stimulus Money

The Human Highlight Reel, part 138:

Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged on Tuesday that some waste is inevitable in the spending of a $787 billion economic stimulus package, in a characteristically blunt assessment.

"We know some of this money is going to be wasted," Biden said during a roundtable discussion in New York with business leaders aimed at promoting the two-year stimulus plan.

In accounting parlance, "some" is a term of art, meaning "roughly 80%."

... President Barack Obama placed Biden in charge of supervising implementation of the stimulus to underscore his promise of strict oversight of the package, which is aimed at creating or saving 3 million to 4 million jobs.

Nice. I love seeing the media continuing to parrot that.

Biden said transparency and accountability are key to the program's success.

"There are going to be mistakes made," said Biden. "Some people are being scammed already."

That bit about "transparency and accountability" is a less-obvious gaffe-by-inappropriate-candor at Obama's expense. Obama does not believe in either, and would rather hate-f*ck a syphilitic wolverine than own up to his mistakes.

Anyone believe that Obama will embrace transparency and accountability, which Sheriff Joe calls "key"? Or will he cover them up?


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