WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says taxpayers have
"gotten their money's worth" out of the $787 billion stimulus
program that Congress passed during the depths of the recession.
In an interview on CBS's "The Early Show," Biden defended the
program against accusations by Republicans critics that it hasn't
been the job-manufacturing machine the administration promised to
the American people.
He argued that money invested in both private and public-sector
initiatives has saved as many as 2 million jobs, and said, "I
don't think they realize it." Biden said the program, now a year
old, was designed to be implemented in two stages, saying "we've
only been halfway through the act."