Listen to the Speaker of the House claim the 500,000,000 Americans have lost their jobs.
This statement fascinates me, since in 2009 the U.S. population was estimated at just over 300,000.
Unless this figure includes the fact that I have (or would have)been rejected as a model for Speedos, a weight-loss guru, or spokesman for more government (i.e Pelosi is counting more than one job per person in the United States), it must mean that Pelosi and the like have no damn clue what their talking about, or that they wish to make the problem seem worse than it actually is.
Whichever is true, the implications are alarming.
By the way, there is a good reason for the Speedo company's rejection of my sponsorship...
Thanks to Robert Murphy for leading me to this clip.