U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits St. Louis

Thursday, October 15, 2009 | 4:10 p.m. CDT

WELLSTON — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said the nation's economic recovery plan is succeeding but more work needs to be done.

Biden said Thursday that the use of economic stimulus money is bringing tangible results. In St. Louis, it meant the city did not have to lay off 50 police officers.

But he said the nation's economic recovery will be successful only when more jobs are created.

Biden spoke at the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center in Wellston before a few hundred people.

In a conference call before Biden's visit, Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said the federal stimulus package hasn't halted high unemployment rates either nationally or locally.


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