Summer Sizzles, Economy Fizzles

By Washington Times, Washington Times - August 28, 2010

In the closing days of spring, administration cheerleader-in-chief and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. proudly predicted that as the months ahead heated up, so too would the economy. It was to be "recovery summer," according to Mr. Biden, who toured the country touting the alleged benefits of President Obama's "shovel-ready" economic policies.

"The fact is the Recovery Act is working," Mr. Biden declared in mid-June. But as summer fades and the economy sputters, the vice president now gamely contends that even though the economy did not respond as robustly as the administration would have preferred, "no doubt we're moving in the right direction."


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