Today, Joe Biden made the audacious claim in reference to the Stimulus bill that “we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt.” From CNS:

Vice President Joe Biden told people attending an AARP town hall meeting that unless the Democrat-supported health care plan becomes law the nation will go bankrupt and that the only way to avoid that fate is for the government to spend more money.

“And folks look, AARP knows and the people witIh me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it now. It can’t do it financially.”

“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said.

“Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.”

In other news, the Surgeon General warns in order to give up cigarettes, smoke more! I have to wonder if Biden even knows what he is saying any more. As much as Quayle was lampooned (and the press was merciless on that guy) Biden is in his own class. Even my leftist friends just chuckle and say “good ole Joe”, not realizing that he’s a national joke. I mean, thank the good Lord we didn’t get that idiot snowbilly Sarah Palin as our Vice President.

The laughs keep coming from Biden, “To those who say that our economic decisions ‘have not produced jobs, have not produced and simply have not worked’ I say, take a look around”. Heh, you sure you want me to do that Joe? Last week we lost 550,000 jobs and unemployment has gone up instead of down like you guys promised. Yeah, I’m looking around and so is the rest of the country, we don’t like what we see.