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Posted on 04/18/2011 7:14:00 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Claims representative Jesse Jackson Jr.
While its not a secret that yours truly isnt a big fan of the iPad, thats as far as he is willing to go. However, representative Jesse Jackson Jr. recently said that the iPad is at fault for loss of many US jobs, which really makes us look meek in criticism.
Speaking in the Congress, Jackson said that the practical aspect of the iPad made Borders close stores and renders Barnes & Noble obsolete. Apparently, Jackson thinks that downloading newspapers, magazines and books to your iPad is ultimately detrimental for the economy.
Jackson argued that the freshman class of Chicago State University in his district is not even using textbooks. Instead, theyre all given iPads. Jackson inquired as to the fate of publishing companies, bookstores, librarians and the paper industry in general. He suggested that these jobs will soon no longer exist but judging by Mister Jacksons perception of the culprit, were somehow confident hes more worried for the rolling paper industry.
Steve Jobs is doing pretty well, Jackson said and continued Hes created the iPad. Certainly, it has made life more efficient for Americans, but the iPad is produced in China. It is not produced here in the United States. So, the Chinese get to take advantage of our First Amendment value that is to provide freedom of speech through the iPad to the American people. But there is no protection for jobs here in America to ensure that the American people are being put to work.
After seeing the iPad becoming a big success, I can confidently say that many people didnt read Emperors New Clothes when they were kids. The device is extremely overpriced for what it offers and most of the cash pays for vanity and immeasurable quantities such as lifestyle. Naturally, most dont care.
The best part of Jackson's rant is that we can finally say that were only directing mild criticism towards the iPad. If you dont think what we've just said qualifies for mild criticism, then hop over here and read Jacksons transcript.
Jesse Jackson sees the future.
An ipad made in the US would probably cost $3000 dollars...at least. I remember seeing the US-made equivalent of the iphone last year. The cost of labor would have made the device unaffordable for all but the wealthy. Instead, virtually anyone can purchase. These union-loving socialists are a primary driver in shifting manufacturing and other jobs out of the US. The ever increasing costs of labor, regulations, and political graft is a major driver in costs.
You mean the same stores that hide books written by conservatives? Good riddance.
100 years ago, geniuses like the Reverend Jackson were castigating Henry Ford for putting all of those buggy whip manufacturers out of business.
Jesse Jackson does not seem to know about American innovation and entrepenurial spirit.
If he had been alive back in the time of Henry Ford, he would have been complaining about the lose of buck wagon and saddle making jobs.
In some ways, jesse jr. has stumbled upon the truth. The iPad, in our services organization, will ultimately lead to us getting rid of two departments -
Why? because prior to the iPad, we could get an ROI on giving laptops into part-time workers hands, so they faxed in everything creating double-entry. Now, with the iPad at 500-600, we can get the technology ROI in a short period of time AND eliminate all of the fax/double data-entry processes. Plus it gets rid of QA.
You said it better than I did—LOL! You were posting while I was typing......
April 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm by John Cook
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. appears to think technology gadgets including tablet computers like the iPad are the reason this country is shedding jobs. Really? The Illinois Congressman went on one of the more outrageous anti-technology rants on Friday on the floor of Congress. We transcribed the remarks below, since we couldnt really believe what we were hearing.
A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. Speaker, that at some point in time this new device, which is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs. Now Borders is closing stores because, why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble? Buy an iPad, download your book, download your newspaper, download your magazine.
Chicago State University, in my congressional district, in freshman class, they are not being given textbooks any longer. They are all being given iPads as they enter school. President Wayne Watson hopes to have a textbook-less campus in four years, where at this state university they will no longer have textbooks.
Well, what becomes of publishing companies and publishing company jobs? And what becomes of bookstores and librarians and all of the jobs associated with paper? Well, in the not too distant future, such jobs simply will not exist. Steve Jobs is doing pretty well. Hes created the iPad. Certainly, it has made life more efficient for Americans, but the iPad is produced in China. It is not produced here in the United States. So, the Chinese get to take advantage of our First Amendment value that is to provide freedom of speech through the iPad to the American people. But there is no protection for jobs here in America to ensure that the American people are being put to work.
Jackson didnt take on the Kindle or any other high-tech device, most of which are assembled overseas. But he probably hated this recent headline on GeekWire: Sales of e-books soar, now the #1 format over paper.
I actually had a hard time believing what I was hearing, but luckily Real Clear Politics has video of the remarks.
I guess you could debate whether products assembled in China are good for the U.S. economy or not, but most would agree that employing the smart people who design, develop and engineer the products is not such a bad thing.
Did Jesse Jackson Jr. simply forget about that?
Still trying to figure out how to avoid double-posting while using my ping list.....
Still trying to figure out how to avoid double-posting while using my ping list.....
I’m still pissed that my career shoeing horse in NYC was ruined by mass transportation and cars!
Jr might be on to something here at least the dumbing down of America.
No Matter where you go seems half the population Man, Women, Children must have a cell phone glued to their ear or Texting someone. In the Car, Shopping, Eating, Bathroom.
What can be so important that you spend your entire meal on the phone while your setting with your family at the restaurant. Or in the Restroom do your business then call them back. Gee-sh
They are becoming the center of the American culture and we don't seem to be able to live without them.
Jeese, would you like the exclusive rights to market iPads in Chicago?
I hear he might be angling for a donation of some sort from Apple.
I hope you dont think I am Jeese. I personally hate them and refuse to carry even a cell phone.
We're getting closer to the point where the gummint has to take down Apple.
See: Microsoft, AT&T and Standard Oil.
And the stock market is down 2% as I write. Any correlation?
Jesse is partially right. The Internet that was invented by Al Gore has resulted in Millions of jobs leaving the USA as computers have made it possible for hard working citizens of the world to compete for jobs with US companies.
Our US companies have moved their jobs overseas to avoid Unionization, Taxation, EPA, OSHA, DOL and many other government organiztions that drive up the cost of doing business in the USA. Sad thing when American is not a nation of TAKERS and not workers. We have far too many folks living on the handouts and that is a result of people like Jesse Jackson JR and SR.
Yes the Ipad has helped to create the possibilities of people in other parts of the world doing the jobs that were once American.
Welcome to Obummer’s world.
He ought be worried,, in a few decades , we may finally realize we don’t need politicos&elitists in DC anymore either.
Jackson also doesn’t appear to realize that a lot of publishers are outsourcing their printing to China, too.
If the manufacturing was done in the USA, I am sure he would be delighted to picket their plant(s) with a big sign... tax the rich.
But there is no protection from job killing Libtards, with their excessive regulations, high energy costs, and punishing taxation, for jobs here in America to ensure that the American people are being put to work.
Minor edit for you there Jesse. Hope you don’t mind.
And its the jeapordy of his “future” that’s at stake !!
Clumsy con men like the “esteemed reverend”, have a great deal to fear from the rapid, accurate and pervuasive dissemination of accurate information on their activities.... >PS
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Is Mr. Jackson, jr., not worried about the poor trees that are sacrificed to support those industries? Heartless! Doesn't he know that ink is a petroleum product? Is he in favor of destroying the planet? Wait until Obama hears about this. He will be in serious trouble!
Scary. A complete simpleton.
Jesse no longer a Algore disciple. Forget going paperless to save forests ... Jesse denies global warming.
Well, it is true that all the keyboard manufacturing workers have lost their jobs because of this tabletmania!
Whoops, sorry for that other link.
So True!!!! This guy has a lot of nerve piping up after joining in with the lot that is taking my home state of Illinois down! Loser loser loser!!!! He is just one of the many reasons why Illinois is in the toilet!! Go away Jessie Loser Jr!
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