Skip to comments.Vice President says unemployed should ‘hang in there’
Posted on 01/28/2011 12:47:33 PM PST by Libloather
Vice President says unemployed should hang in there
By Rachel Rose Hartman
Fri Jan 28, 9:40 am ET
Yahoo! asked Vice President Joe Biden Thursday to give some good advice for the unemployed. He provided a list of recent improvements to the economy, while expressing sympathy for those struggling to get by without a regular income.
"So the message is 'hang in there?'" Yahoo!'s Anna Robertson asked.
"The message is hang in there," he repeated.
Republicans gained traction in last year's election by asking "where are the jobs?" and highlighting Americans' dissatisfaction with the economy. GOP Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin also made the jobs question as the focus of his State of the Union response this week.
But in Thursday's interview, Biden stressed that the recovery of the labor economy would be slow and gradual--even though the GOP has harnessed widespread impatience with that view for political gain.
"Things are coming back," Biden said, after noting that the unemployment rate is now dropping "minimally," businesses are investing, banks are lending, and companies are gaining confidence.
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When does the new Unemployment extension run out?
Hang in there.
Is that better than slitting your wrists? What a jerk.
Hang in there?
Go POUND SAND you MORON!
and what do I tell my mortgage company BiteMe? I just cashed out another chunk of retirement to pay the bill for the next year while I keep looking.
Had a guy selling AT&T services come by yesterday and in the course of the conversation it turns out he was out of work 11 months, has a house he can’t sell, wife in another state, living on his sister’s couch etc.
Hang in there my ass.
Is that better than slitting your wrists? What a jerk. The folks during the Great Depression hung in there for almost 12 years.
“Stand up, Chuck!”
“Hang in there, Jack!”
Oh, and insult to injury, he is a third party contractor so you know he has no health care just like me.
Hang in there.
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What an asshole.
Mr. Biden will I ever be able to get a job, pay off my student loans, or start a family?
“Hang in there!????”
Better yet, I think I’ll take to the polls in two years to vote you and 0 out of office, you dolt!
He also said that the unemployed should enjoy some cake while they hang in there.
Earth to V.P. BiteMe, many of the unemployed HAVE been hanging in there since 2009, so what do you want. You spent a $ trillion $ dollars on a failed stimulus, supposedly for “infrastructure shovel ready projects” and the pretender in chief asked for STILL more during the SOTU. So when is it enough???
Winning The Future?
Yet, as a conservative, if I said “hang in there, Joe Biden” it would be considered a threat.
Joe Biden - Professional Fool.
Hang in there — we’ll soon be extending the unemployment to 5 years.....
Hang in there cause.....I don’t have a clue. You Dems wanted FDR, you got him!
Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase sharply to 454,000
Are these lines being supplied by Jay Carney?
This from an elitist/socialist out of touch politician, most of which have never had a real job or paid a mortgage. These people are disgusting.
Thanks a lot Plugs... I’m really encouraged now.
I am supposed to just hang in there? Okie doke.
It is easy for people with jobs to say that. Makes me want those people to lose theirs and everything they have.
The interesting about losing a job or those in a rut is that one finds out who their friends really are.
Obama 2009: "I'll focus like a laser beam on job creation"
Obama 2010: "I'll focus like a laser beam on job creation"
Obama 2011: "I'll focus like a laser beam on job creation"
You know what’s funniest about this particular gaffe? The Yahoo from Yahoo was undoubtedly lobbing softballs at the #2 moron in the country. Imagine him under hard, real questioning by a functioning press!
hey Biden...BITE ME!
If the various trillion dollar plus stimulous packages the National Socialist Democrat Party shoved up our backsides over the last two years worked then why should anyone have to “hang in there”? Biteme and the rest of these worthless thieves have lied over and over about how they have created millions of jobs and that the stimulous packages have worked. If they worked you moron then why is unemployment going up and why would we have to “hang in there”.
Screw you biteme you worthless POS.
FUBO & FAD
“Hang in there?” Like we have a choice?
Doesn’t have the same ring as “We have nothing to fear but, Fear itself.”
I noted that he no longer pushes the “shovel ready jobs” BS. Their idea of “shovel ready” seems to be to sentence all of the unemployed out into the fields with shovels and pickaxes to dig ditches or create dams, etc like Stalin did in the 30s in the old Soviet Union. I’m betting that is still their ultimate goal.
FUBO & FAD
Will he help us with our house and car payments?
Only if you’re black.
Hey Gaffer....THIS IS THE BIG ******* DEAL YOU SMUCK.
Translation: "Let them eat cake. We're doin' fine on the gubmint dole"
I’m sure the bar on Air Force 2 is well stocked. Courtesy the hanging in there tax payers.
Pretty soon all of our savings will be gone.
This was the RATS way of creating the welfare society.
And it is working. I don’t think we can last till 2012.
Biden is lying.
Things are not coming back for a long long time.
This is a Depression—the only question is how many years they wait before they stop playing numbers games and tell the truth.
Look at state tax revenues—real numbers that can’t be fudged—case closed.
The shipment of shovels are almost here from China.
He told Mubarak to do the same thing.
From my all time favorite movie. Thanks!
"Are you going to pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"
from The infamous senator trying to get cripples to stand up !!
what's next? Sh!t Happens???
(Only Teh OneTM can perform miracles...)