February 4th, 2009, 12:37 PM #1
Every month, 500 million Americans will lose their jobs
I guess those extra seven states have boosted our population.
Will Media Report Pelosi's Claim 500 Million Lose Jobs Each Month? | NewsBusters.org
Second video shows where she said it once already. She really is that dumb.
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February 4th, 2009, 01:44 PM #2
that is a slip of the tongue. Funny but it is not an example of her idiocy. she displays that in so many real ways..
February 4th, 2009, 02:52 PM #3
February 4th, 2009, 03:08 PM #4
I don't know... rattling off numbers with all of them in the millions... continuing through and accidentally mixing up millions with hundred thousnds is not that hard.
definitely not worthy of comment.
I am sure if you took her to the side... without prompting and asked her how many people would be unemployed she would get it right.
February 4th, 2009, 04:28 PM #5
Look at the bright side; at a half-billion a month, she'll be one of the unemployed soon.You can't fix stupidity.
February 4th, 2009, 04:41 PM #6
Contrast that slip of the tongue to an incident like this:
Peter Maer of CBS News Radio asked: "What's your advice to the average American who is hurting now, facing the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline, a lot of people facing ... "
"Wait, what did you just say?" the president interrupted. "You're predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline?"
Maer responded: "A number of analysts are predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline."
Bush's rejoinder: "Oh, yeah? That's interesting. I hadn't heard that."
"You just said the price of gasoline may be up to $4 a gallon — or some expert told you that," Bush repeated. "That creates a lot of uncertainty."
February 4th, 2009, 05:48 PM #7
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February 4th, 2009, 08:30 PM #9
She meant to say 500,000 illegals a month.
February 5th, 2009, 09:07 AM #10
are we still talking about a misspoken word?
Geeze she puts forth .9 trillion dollar pork laden bill and you are worrying bout her saying 500 million vs 500 thousand?
February 5th, 2009, 09:37 AM #11
February 5th, 2009, 09:50 AM #12
It's nothing more than the slip Scotty had in Star Trek IV:
Don't know anything about it? I
find it difficult to believe that
I've come millions of miles --
Last edited by MTAtech; February 5th, 2009 at 10:01 AM.Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
February 5th, 2009, 09:51 AM #13
If this was Bush, you'd be salivating.
It's not just the mix-up...this is the second time she's done it.
February 5th, 2009, 10:10 AM #14
again 900 billion dollars in pork... Scream about that!
not harp on a mispeak. and I am all for bashing pelosi.
The word police are a scourge on this planet. Harping insignificant things and reading into them when there are real problems.
Trent Lot "If you had won we wouldn't be in the mess we are in today" (translation he wants all black folks strung from nearest tree)
Pelosi " 500 million will lose their jobs" (yep she really meant that and does not understand the difference)
It is funny as a quip to pretend it means more but jeezeeee! to read into it and analyze it is stupid and a sign of a sickness on both sides of the isle.
February 5th, 2009, 12:02 PM #15
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You know, against the background of all this rubbish, the fact is that the 500 thousand lost jobs per month that Pelosi was actually talking about turns out to have been an underestimate:Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The number of Americans filing first- time claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly jumped last week to a 26-year high, signaling a deepening deterioration in the labor market.
Initial jobless claims increased by 35,000 to 626,000 in the week ended Jan. 31, the highest level since October 1982, the Labor Department said today in Washington. The total number of people collecting benefits jumped to a record 4.788 million a week earlier, today’s report showed.
Companies from Macy’s Inc. to PNC Financial Services Group Inc. are announcing job cuts as consumers and businesses rein in spending, and that’s likely to prompt even further pullbacks in coming weeks. The government is forecast to report tomorrow that the U.S. lost 540,000 jobs in January.
“It’s astonishing how quickly American businesses are laying people off,” Roger Kubarych, chief U.S. economist at Unicredit Global Research in New York, said in an interview with Bloomberg Radio. “They’ve learned that they have probably had too much staff for the kind of economy they foresee and they’re laying people off left and right.”In judging a two-person singing contest, never award the prize to the second soprano having heard only the first.
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February 5th, 2009, 01:08 PM #16
Theo's hit it on the head. It's like receiving a ransom note and focusing on misspelled words when you should be focused on the fact that you got a ransom note.Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
February 5th, 2009, 01:31 PM #17
February 5th, 2009, 01:42 PM #18
Wars also end, but only after countless people die. It's better to figure out how to solve problems peacefully.
I can't see how you Republicans have such faith in the free-market, after what we have seen the free-market has caused, and choose not to try to avoid severe economic upheaval.Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
February 5th, 2009, 01:56 PM #19
February 5th, 2009, 02:50 PM #20
The free-market could have never solved that problem because it would have relied upon the poor getting vaccines, which of course, they couldn't afford.
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