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Nothing New: Biden's Words Used Against Him

As he's been known to do, Vice President Joe Biden made a remark that the GOP has pounced on. Biden was touting the success of the economic recovery package in a conference call yesterday with governors from around the country, when he said this...

"In my wildest dreams I never thought it would work this well."

Biden was referring to the amount of money that's been dished out to the states -- "$150 billion bucks" -- so far, though House Republican leaders beg to differ with his metric for success. Here are a couple quotes from them:

Minority Leader John Boehner: "Vice President is wildly out-of-touch if he thinks the trillion-dollar 'stimulus' has worked when the nation's unemployment rate is the highest it's been in decades. ... Some 2.4 million jobs have been lost since the Democrats' plan was enacted. Now, Democrats in Washington are claiming it is working even while predicting an extended period of severe joblessness. They can't have it both ways."

Conference Chair Mike Pence: "Unless the Vice President's measure of stimulus success is the highest unemployment rate in 26 years, then it is hard to fit his wildest dreams with reality. The reality is the Obama Administration promised that borrowing $787 billion would keep our nation's unemployment below 8 percent. Now, after eight months of stimulus spending, more than two million jobs have been lost and unemployment is quickly approaching 10 percent. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect the Administration's forecasts to be so far off."