Did VP Joe Biden Just Say We are in a Depression, What Happened to the Obama Recovery … Millions and Millions of Americans Are in Depression”
This one is going to leave a mark. I hardly think that President Barack Obama wanted his Veep Biden to remind Americans that “Millions and Millions of Americans Are in Depression.” When trying to control the message, using the “D” word is hardly a wise thing to do for an incumbent Presidential administration.
Vice President Biden just said what Americans already know, there has been no job recovery and to millions of Americans, they are still in a depression. Gee Joe, what happened to the Obama job recovery that you were supposed to lead? What happened to all that stimulus money for those shovel ready jobs? Is Biden and Obama just figuring out that millions and millions of Americans are without jobs? Who is out of touch?
Vice President Joe Biden today offered a blunt assessment of the plight of the unemployed, telling supporters at a campaign rally in Iowa that the economy remains “a depression for millions and millions of Americans.”
“The unemployed are in real trouble,” Biden said in a speech on the banks of the Mississippi River in Dubuque. “My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore…is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.’”
“It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans,” he said.
To make matters worse, as pointed out by the Weekly Standard, Biden ripped off the tag line of his speech from former President Ronald Regan. Isn’t that something that his grandpa said the same thing as Reagan. The only thing that Biden should have said was that A RECOVERY IS WHEN BARACK OBAMA LOSES HIS JOB.
“The unemployed are in real trouble,” Biden said. “My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore – the next town over – when the guy in Dunmore is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression. It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans.”
But the last bit is particularly curious since it sounds an awful lot like something President Ronald Reagan said.
“A recession is when your neighbor loses his job,” Reagan said during the 1980 presidential campaign. “A depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”