Biden: Barry and I Own the Economy Now

The Truth would like to thank VP Joe Biden for publicly recognizing it. The Obama campaign staff, however, is probably less than pleased.

Vice President Joe Biden said in a live interview with Miami public radio station WLRN Thursday that the Obama administration - not the Bush administration - now has ownership of the struggling U.S. economy.

Biden said Americans have "good reason to be upset" because they lost jobs because of the recession, "something they didn't have a thing to do with creating."

"Even though 50-some percent of the American people think the economy tanked because of the last administration, that's not relevant," said the vice president. "What's relevant is we're in charge."

Until January 2013, anyway.

The Truth does consider this Biden comment to be unfinished business.

"Right now, we are the ones in charge, and it's gotten better but it hasn't gotten good enough," Biden told WLRN.

Better? Unemployment is about two full points above where it was when Obama took office. The housing market is still in a depression. No one is hiring, thanks to the Obama regulatory state and ObamaCare. The only end in sight is the end of the Obama administration. Much of the damage done will live after him.

How is that "better"?