Friday, February 19, 2010

Vice President Biden gave a mini media tour to defend the $787 billion stimulus package on its first anniversary -- while saying the country is in "deep trouble."
In a USA Today op-ed, Biden touted jobs created, taxes cut and infrastructure projects started because of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "The best is yet to come," he added.

We've gotten the act moving ahead of schedule, and most projects are coming in under budget. A tough, independent group of inspectors general is on the lookout for fraud, and we've killed scores of projects that don't pass muster. Your tax dollars are being used wisely and quickly to turn the economy around.

Americans know this downturn isn't over yet -- we have a long way to go before we are over the economic chasm left by the Great Recession. Year Two of the Recovery Act will build on the successes of Year One, continuing to generate jobs while seeding the transformative investments needed to ensure that our economy remains the world's strongest.
On CBS's "The Early Show," Biden said he understood why people were angry. "We get it," he said. But he said the White House was doing better than Congress.
"Washington, right now, is broken. I don't ever recall a time in my career where to get anything done, you needed a supermajority, 60 out of 100 senators."
"I've never seen it this dysfunctional," he said.

Biden also talked about national security, saying he was less worried about a large-scale terrorist attack than a lone bomber.                                                                                                                                      OK, I have some issues with what honest Joe Biden said.  First off he calls Washington more "disfunctional". Is that the Republicans fault even though they have the majority in Washington? Is it disfunctional that the Blue Dog Reagan Democrats agree with the Republicans and the American people. And does this admin. really think that 96% of Americans just are too dumb or ignorant to understand that the stimulus package "worked"? Come on Joe when 7% of Americans thinkl that Elvis is still alive I'd have to say that only Washington DC thinks the stimulus worked. Maybe that is because it only worked for Washington. Heck, Obama said that Mighigan got 180,000 jobs and Biden says 96,000 jobs. These guys can't keep their stories straight. That is a sign of a lie. And I see a lot of that going on in Washington.                                               Now this one bothers me the most. They have been telling us about the economy and the jobs when they were running for office. They called it the worse recession since the Great Depression. If that was true,and it is looking more true since they took office, then why did they put the jobs package in the second half of the stimulus spending jobs bill? Their first year they have done nothing short of attacking businesses. They attacked and put fear in the businesses that give us jobs. And now in an election year they decide to focus on jobs. But see they think that 96% of Americans are too dumb to understand the difference between Wahington reality and the American reality. Jobs should have been job one for this admin. Did they start the fire so they could sell us the hose and water? Their words and actions aren't matching up. Washington is out of cantrol and they are blaming the Republicans. Give me a break and start taking reponsability for the actions of your administration and their effect on the culture of Washington. I don't think 96% of Americans are too dumb to know jobs creation when they see it. They were the ones that defined what the Stimulus would do. And what would happen if we didn't do the Stimulus Jobs Bill. Americans listened to what you told them and now they are learning not to listen to the BS they are selling us. How dumb are they to be so far on the fringe of "believers" without any tangable evidence? They are the Elvis lives "believers".

Five Army Translators Arrested In Fort Jackson Poison Plot

Five Army Translators Arrested in Alleged Fort Jackson Poison Plot

CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas. It is unclear whether the men are still in custody. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.

The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.

A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.