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ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Sen. Joe Biden said the economic bailout bill is evidence that the U.S. has had the "worst economic policy we ever had."
Biden made that statement in response to the first question of the vice presidential debate.
Watch: Biden talks economy
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said a barometer for how Americans are feeling about the economy can be felt at kids' soccer games.
Palin said Americans are "scared."
She praised Sen. John McCain's efforts to help get to an economic bailout bill passed.
Biden said Barack Obama warned of the subprime mortgage crisis two years ago while McCain recently said he was surprised about it.