Biden Says “No” to Stimulus Spending

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Stimulus

Here’s a story you don’t hear about too often: How many stimulus funding bids have been outright rejected? This month, the Vice President has been jet-setting around the U.S. to some of the small towns and cities receiving stimulus money, touting progress, job creation and success. Yet, behind the scenes, Biden might be feeling a bit anxious, as though a lot is riding on the use of stimulus money.

Policing states’ use of funding is just one of the many tasks assigned to this powerful VP, of course, but as Joe points out, his “rear end is on the line.” He told his aides to return any email or phone call from states in-need of guidance within 24 hours. In a conference call with the mayors, he told them, “It’s so important that you make sure — don’t get mad at me — that there are no water parks, golf courses or anything that doesn’t pass, not only the test of the law, but also the sniff test, because we’ve got to do this thing right.”

Let’s face it: no one wants another public backlash like the circus that occurred following AIG’s misuse of funds to whisk employees away on lavish business seminars or to pay exorbitant bonuses. So what is Sheriff Joe saying “no” to these days? Continue Reading…

This entry was posted on Monday, July 20th, 2009 and is filed under Biden, Stimulus. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “Biden Says “No” to Stimulus Spending”

  1. PunditKix Says:

    Donklephant » Biden Says “No” to Stimulus Spending…

    Trackback from…

Leave a Reply


You must ALWAYS fill in the two word CAPTCHA below to submit a comment. And if this is your first time commenting on Donklephant, it will be held in a moderation queue for approval. Please don't resubmit the same comment a couple times. We'll get around to moderating it soon enough.

Also, sometimes even if you've commented before, it may still get placed in a moderation queue and/or sent to the spam folder. If it's just in moderation queue, it'll be published, but it may be deleted if it lands in the spam folder. My apologies if this happens but there are some keywords that push it into the spam folder.

One last note, we will not tolerate comments that disparage people based on age, sex, handicap, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry. We reserve the right to delete these comments and ban the people who make them from ever commenting here again.

Thanks for understanding and have a pleasurable commenting experience.

Related Posts: