White House: Hey, ’stimulus’ is not a dirty word

With public confidence in government plumbing new depths, the White House has a message: Hey, our huge $814 billion (at last estimate) stimulus package wasn’t that bad.

In a report being released Friday by Vice President Joe Biden, the White House pushes back against criticism of its $814 billion stimulus program and highlights 100 projects that it says are creating jobs and growing the economy.

Here’s a more realistic report on 100 stimulus projects: This one, by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

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