Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pelosi: 500 Million Will Lose Jobs

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She's a member of Congress. She's also an idiot, as the video here proves. In a press conference, she spoke about the so-called "stimulus" legislation, and she made an astounding remark:
“Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs.”
Imagine the reaction if a Republican said that. Someone should really point out to Ms. Pelosi that the United States has a population of slightly more than 300 million. Even if every adult and every child was employed, not enough of them could lose their jobs to total 500 million. Perhaps the additional 200 million people reside in those seven new states that Barack Obama said he visited during the election. Pelosi's remark, which she did not pause to correct, was amazing enough, but just as amazing was the complete lack of response to it by the reporters in the room. Nobody said, "Madam Speaker, we only have 300 million people in America. How could 500 million people possibly lose their jobs here?" It is also noteworthy that Pelosi called it "an economic recovery package," not "economic stimulus package." A Freudian admission that the package won't stimulate much of anything? Watch the video below! (Hat tip to CNB RSS Feed