Skip to comments.Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Blames The iPad For Killing Jobs
Posted on 04/15/2011 3:33:12 PM PDT by BfloGuy
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), who admits to owning an iPad, blames the Apple Inc. product for "eliminating thousands of American jobs."
"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 and download your newspaper, download your book, download your magazine," Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL, Chicago) said on the House floor Friday afternoon.
Ironically, it was only last month that Rep. Jackson was promoting the Apple iPad and Amazon on the House floor.
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Buggy whip manufacturers are gone, dang it.
There are only two things to blame - I pods and G.W. Bush.
Jackson is as big an idiot as his old man!!
I thought just last month or so he was saying that having an ipad was a right and we should give one to every high school student.
Re your Rakim photo and quote: Where is that from? Is it real? Really Real?
Isn’t this the same dumbass that wanted a Constitutional Amendment to provide iPads for everyone? Maybe I have him mixed up with some other shining light from the CBC Braintrust ...
This just in; it looks like the horseless carriage is going to be a success, hundreds of buggy whip makers to be thrown out of work!
What happened to newspaper boys with the bags of papers on their handlebars?
Hey JJJ, you know what’s killing jobs? Clinton, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd’s “mortgage for everyone” program; Obama’s stimulus; Obama’s and the Democrats’ excessive spending; outrageous wasting of tax dollars; the massive and growing deficit; a high unemployment rate that can’t recover as business is responding to the sluggish economy; and on and on and on.
I didn't even know that he changed his name!!
Once Pop gets his Race-Baiting Ap on the market, he’ll change his tune
I believe UNIONS still require firemen on diesel freight trains. It is called “Featherbedding”.
What? Apple not hiring enough fat black guys with IQ below 80??
That’s an unfortunate headline...I was thinking Rep. Jackson was somehow implying that something to do with iPad production (stress of development, toxic chemicals) had somehow caused Steve Jobs’ cancer.
My mother still calls one of the vintage taller buildings in downtown W-S the Nissen building. It’s the one that looks vaguely like the Jefferson-Pilot building in Greensboro.
Now is this the same Jesse Jagmo who is being accused of harassing a gay guy?
That’s all I’m gonna say.
I don’t know who’s dumber, this guy or the people who keep voting for him.
That’s a pretty terse historical marker.
Actually it was the teleprompter which cost this country millions of jobs. Without the teleprompter Obama would never have been elected.
LOL! Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) is a latter-day Luddite! Maybe he should sponsor a bill that outlaws all devices capable of supplanting books and newspapers, naturally exempting members of Congress of course. The new law would outlaw all portable devices as well as all PCs of all types. There, Jesse, that should fix things right up!
They grew up and became Encyclopedia salesmen.
Dang tech stuff! Even to use an iPad, you have to know the “ABCs” and “123s” — You can’t ‘spec’ folks to learn all that racis’ stuff!
The trash Himself represents largely never set foot in a bookstore, anyway.
Did anyone ask Jerk Jr how many pcs (and ipads) he has?
Perhaps if all the unemployed from borders would move to China and make iPads then we could solve the whole problem. I am sure they would love everything about china except that 1 child per couple thing and that going to work thing.
Well, halfwits need representation too!
Well the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it? Jr. is as dumb as his old man, and that’s quite an achievement.
And Jr.’s not much smarter than Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Dunce, TX) who said this week on Fox News that without more spending our children would be “running around with no shoes, no clothes, eating off the ground and drinking water that’s not safe.”
It’s frightening that either of these morons is eligible to vote, let alone cast a vote in Congress.
Pray for our Republic (what’s left of it).
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Hey dumbass it’s called technology! Maybe we should have stuck with the horse and buggy too??? Idiot. I wonder if he returned his iPad?
This crook shouldn’t be reading from an iPad, he should be reading the scribblings on the walls of his prison cell and the tattoos from his cellmates backside.
I can only hope that the iPad would be the cause of Jesse’s unemployment.
Beats what they had planned:
Apple products must be pretty good if they can enable an imbecile like Jesse Jackson Jr. to be tech savvy or at least talk like he is. Prolly the latter
The sad part there are conservatives who thinks like JJr when it comes to technology replacing people.. Especially when it comes to the robots replacing the workers in the factories..
127. Yours?this, something's wrong with your ears.
I wonder if Jess Jr. is going to check out Atlas Shrugged.
140-ish. Heavy on the “ish”.
I know where my scores are on the bell curve of standardized tests (<1%, right tail). I know my wife’s and daughter’s actual scores (140) and how I compare (roughly equal). I know by my relative ability to earn, save, invest, etc (top 1%). I have had my vocabulary count validated (30K+ words).
I haven’t had a straight up IQ test ever, to my knowledge. So, I’m guessing a bit.
FR attracts a pretty pointy headed crowd, for conservatives. I’d guess the IQ of the average FReeper is way above average. In no way do I think I’m special in this crowd.