Pelosi: 500 million jobs lost every month

posted at 10:26 am on February 4, 2009 by Allahpundit

Dear lord, it really is a Depression: At this rate, we’ll lose 6 billion jobs this year. Or rather 5,997,000,000, thanks to those 3 million the stimulus is going to “save or create.” Assuming, of course, it passes, which is suddenly less certain than it used to be.

Don’t be too hard on Nancy for this little goof. When you’re burning through cash by the trillions, it’s easy to overlook the difference between penny-ante concepts like “thousand” and “million.” Exit question: Which of the 57 states will be hit hardest by the downturn?


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Alarmist?

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 10:28 AM

LOL

carbon_footprint on February 4, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Maybe she was using biblical math… from Revelation…

ninjapirate on February 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM

But are these jobs lost or just misplaced?

progressoverpeace on February 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Maybe this has been the problem all along. When she says the stimulus package is 800 Billion, she might be thinking 800 MILLION. Maybe that’s why she’s confused at the outcry concerning the cost.

The problem is that this is not these poeples’ money. If Pelosi were talking about her OWN money, she wouldn’t screw up figures. But since she’s talking about everyone else’s money, what’s a few extra zero’s between friends.

I’d be shocked if Pelosi even balances her own checkbook, and yet we gave her the checkbook to the country. It has to stop somewhere.

ThackerAgency on February 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Two things Democrats cannot do:

1 – Count
2 – Be expected to pay taxes

So, they’re pretty much like very young children.

yo on February 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Drudges headline links to the youtube vid entitled Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than Soap.

JiangxiDad on February 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM

And it’s only going to get worse. My 3 year old is going to be out of a job by November. Where’s MY stimulus package?

Nethicus on February 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Since this goof is already a week old with nary a mention outside of a few conservative sites, like Obama’s faux pas, Nancy’s verbal screw-ups will simply go down the collective media memory hole (especially since while most of the media’s hearts are with Obama, their ideological minds are with Pelosi).

jon1979 on February 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM

I heard this the other day, and was waiting for someone to point it out here. Reminds me of the thousands who died in the Kansas tornado. If she had an ‘R’ behind her name, she would be called out as an idiot.

Vashta.Nerada on February 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Does that mean if the stimulus bill fails, almost every American will lose their jobs twice?

cfsirl on February 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Perhaps she meant how many millions of aborted Americans could lose their jobs if we don’t keep costs down.

Let’s send her the last US census and help her out..

As Larry Summers states… Women do not excell in math and sciences…

Proof!

katy on February 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

She’s been talking to Baghdad Bob.

CP on February 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

progressoverpeace on February 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM

When it turns out that we didn’t actually lose the 500 million jobs she claims, she will claim that she and the congress ‘saved’ them.

ThackerAgency on February 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

What the heck, make it a billion jobs a day lost, really hammer home the point.

Dumbkopf.

Bishop on February 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM

What a disaster she is. Can’t the dems $hit can her somehow?

saiga on February 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM

500,000 jobs lost every month because Democrats bought elections by forcing banks to loan money to deadbeats.

We should add 535 more lost jobs to that total, starting with Pelosi, Barney Drool, and Chris Dolt.

Having them break a few rocks would help the economy immensely by removing vermin from the public domain.

notagool on February 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM

BOOOOIIINNNG!!!!

ToddonCapeCod on February 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Um, I didn’t even know we had 500 Million people of working age – so does that mean every U.S. citizen will be unemployed? Even the needless number of government employees?

Branch Rickey on February 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Does that mean if the stimulus bill fails, almost every American will lose their jobs twice?

cfsirl on February 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Twice a day.

Vashta.Nerada on February 4, 2009 at 10:33 AM

This woman is as dumb as a rock and this country is in serious trouble.

rplat on February 4, 2009 at 10:33 AM

500 million braincells lost in the democrat party every day.

MDWNJ on February 4, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Wasn’t she corrected on this number by Fox over the weekend and still used 500,000,000 to stoke fear?

Grafted on February 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM

I was having a crap day until I watched this clip.

What a tool.

jake-the-goose on February 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Drudges headline links to the youtube vid entitled Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than Soap.

JiangxiDad on February 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Drudge has no mercy. That was hilarious.

BigD on February 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM

She counts jobs the way Dems count votes.

darkpixel on February 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Pres GWB had it right: Fuzzy Math

maineconservative on February 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Rush is right…

This is a sitcom.

katy on February 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM

I used to think that Patricia Schroeder was the stupidest woman in congress, then came Barbara Boxer. Now comes Pelosi. I have found the fountain of stupid.

Ellen on February 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Blackmail.

So we lose jobs if congress doesn’t do something she wants…

Does this mean she’ll guarantee a GAIN of 500 million jobs a month if we pass Obama’s stimulus plan? (And it IS still Obama’s stimulus plan… no matter how much Pelosi gets thrown under the bus)

Skywise on February 4, 2009 at 10:35 AM

I’m down with this. I’m currently unemployed, so if that many people will lose their jobs, that means at some point in time I’ll have a job to lose, right? Wicked.
/sarc

Anna on February 4, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Pelosi was actually talking only about government employees, of which there are far more than 500 million.

Bishop on February 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Hey- She did not go to Washington to get things right.

anniekc on February 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM

WOW!!! Who knew that many ileagals were loosing there jobs that americans won,t do

thmcbb on February 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM

At this rate, we’ll lose 6 billion jobs this year.

So, by the end of the year, the entire planet will be unemployed, and only The Chosen One can save us!

Vic on February 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Wow!!!

And these are the people who are constantly patting themselves on the back telling each other how smart they are.

Could it be more obvious why this is the worst Congress in American history when it is lead by idiots like this.

Baxter Greene on February 4, 2009 at 10:37 AM

When it turns out that we didn’t actually lose the 500 million jobs she claims, she will claim that she and the congress ’saved’ them.

ThackerAgency on February 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

You know it. These dems are smarter than your average bear. They pale in comparison to macaques, but they can hang with the bears.

progressoverpeace on February 4, 2009 at 10:38 AM

She made the same “mistake” during her interview on Fox last Sunday. I think it might be an intentional mis-speak.

ctmom on February 4, 2009 at 10:38 AM

New Pennsylvania is in a one-state depression!

Rainsford on February 4, 2009 at 10:39 AM

I can’t wait for Slate to start their “Pelosi-isms” column.

Mr. Bingley on February 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM

The State of Confusion

TubbyHubby on February 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM

She made the same mistake talking to Chris Wallace last week and he corrected her then.

Pull over, grandma!!!

pt on February 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM

It must be the other 7 states, where we are losing all these jobs. Damn i knew the 7 states out there were going to screw the other 50 states.

MDWNJ on February 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM

So, we’ll have 100% global unemployment by the end of the year (well, except for the President and Congress).

Awesome.

Darksean on February 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Even if we lost 500,000 per month, why would we spend a Trillion dollars? Cut taxes, people will know that they’ll have more money long-term, and they’ll start to spend and hire. We don’t need a trillion dollar boondoggle that we have to print money to fund. INFLATION ANYONE?

marklmail on February 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Why is the rum gone?

Mazztek on February 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM

A mind is a terrable thing to waste.But in Pelosi case waste away.

thmcbb on February 4, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Which of the 57 states will be hit hardest by the downturn?

Our mental state.

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Exit question: Which of the 57 states will be hit hardest by the downturn?

The State of Reality.

Maybe someone should send Pelosi one of those “math is hard” Barbies.

rbj on February 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Drudges headline links to the youtube vid entitled Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than Soap.

JiangxiDad on February 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM

That is an insult to soap. Soap at least serves a purpose. Pelosi? Not so much.

Buy Danish on February 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Remember folks: details don’t matter.

She made the same “mistake” during her interview on Fox last Sunday. I think it might be an intentional mis-speak.

ctmom on February 4, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Just like the ‘mistake’ of the Bible verse she keeps quoting.
She remains in eternal ignorance. But oh how dare we question her!

I personally do not mis-speak more than once if I can help it.
But I’m just an American peasant.

Badger40 on February 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Has Nancy ever been drug-tested? Maybe it’s time.

sherry on February 4, 2009 at 10:44 AM

Which of the 57 states will be hit hardest by the downturn?

Alaflorsotaradogon.

Bishop on February 4, 2009 at 10:45 AM

She’s been talking to Baghdad Bob.

CP on February 4, 2009 at 10:31 AM

At least he was entertaining.

Pulchritudinous Patriot on February 4, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Seriously, they should really look at the effects Botox has on the brain…something is really affecting her.

right2bright on February 4, 2009 at 10:46 AM

The best argument against Intelligent Design is the existence of a cretin like Pelosi ;)

LimeyGeek on February 4, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Let’s assume she meant “500,000″ right. That is nowhere near accurate. That’s like 0.5% of the workforce each month losing a job. Come on, lady.

lorien1973 on February 4, 2009 at 10:47 AM

I think she is a droid, and her computer chip got affected by the cold. No way botox could keep her face perpetually like that , unless she had a 24-7 IV drip.

MDWNJ on February 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM

She is showing signs of Kool-aid poisoning!

grapeknutz on February 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Rush is right…

This is a sitcom.

katy on February 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM

These are the people we have running our country….Seriously San Francisco, this is the best U could come up with? I know that area is loony in general but why this loon?

God help us.

Dritanian on February 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Seriously, they should really look at the effects Botox has on the brain…something is really affecting her.

right2bright on February 4, 2009 at 10:46 AM

They should , but what connection does brain got with Pelosi?

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Remember that America is now part of the world community. So she was referring to world unemployment.

Of course Nancy was assuming every American knew that Obama was now the world’s Messiah who would bring ‘hope and change’ to the world.

America can never again be as narrow-minded to only think of itself; Obama will save the planet and turn the earth into a socialist paradise. Praise Obama; the 500m unemployed await his presence so they can touch his coat sleeve and be saved from a life of misery. Hail, Obama!

technopeasant on February 4, 2009 at 10:49 AM

Drudges headline links to the youtube vid entitled Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than Soap.

That’s not fair. I always thought Soap was fairly funny. Especially when Bert thought he could become invisable.

todler on February 4, 2009 at 10:49 AM

So does that mean I lose my job as being a MOM? If so I’d like to get me some of that free money for being unemployed? Maybe I can have my family fire me and I can get in line. Unless that is MOM’s aren’t are real job.

Brat4life on February 4, 2009 at 10:50 AM

What a Moran!

BadgerHawk on February 4, 2009 at 10:50 AM

She’s already in World Government mode….are those worldwide numbers?

Sheesh…….but still, Barry Soetoro is still the bigger danger even as the White House tries to distract us with throwing Nazi Pelosi under the bus.

ex-Democrat on February 4, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Seriously, they should really look at the effects Botox has on the brain…something is really affecting her.

right2bright on February 4, 2009 at 10:46 AM

I think they went too deep with the needles, and killed different cells than intended.

Vashta.Nerada on February 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Well, maybe with these moronic socialists running our country and stealing our money, we can fool them and make them pass a 840 THOUSAND dollar porkulus package.

TexasJew on February 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM

…and the MSM continues to provide cover for these morons…

We are so screwed…

ornery_independent on February 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Just curious if in the rest of that video , anyone of the douchebags reporters, questioned that. Because if they didn’t, that shows just how badly lacking intelligence is in the press. But i guess thats not a suprise.

MDWNJ on February 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Maybe she just accidentally added in the Unicorns..

TexasJew on February 4, 2009 at 10:52 AM

We can eliminate Pelosi’s job and save those 500 Million jobs….
The only thing we have to fear is Pelosi herself.
Why is this woman still hanging around?

izoneguy on February 4, 2009 at 10:52 AM

waiting and waiting for main stream media to Potatoe her……oh that’s right, just like taxes you get a free pass with a D next to your name…..let me offer a suggestion what the D stands for….

SDarchitect on February 4, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Our charming Nancy just made another announcement:

California has just passed a law prohibiting the employment termination of illegal aliens because of the stress it would place on their families and friends who need the cash for drug deals or travel.

She added that this should keep “dozens” of people happy since there are NOT that many illegals.

IlikedAUH2O on February 4, 2009 at 10:52 AM

mjk Prediction:
800 kajillion jobs are lost every month.

Won’t you all think of the aliens and unicorns and junk that have lost their jobs??? Heartless neo-conservatives and Zionists….

mjk on February 4, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Maybe she just accidentally added in the Unicorns..

TexasJew on February 4, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Yeah , were did they go , haven’t seen them.

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Drudge also has a link for the world’s biggest boobs. No, it doesn’t take you to the U.S. Congress website.

Bishop on February 4, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Palimino!!

jdpaz on February 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM

LOL! She is such a moron…

D2Boston on February 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM

She added that this should keep “dozens” of people happy since there are NOT that many illegals.

IlikedAUH2O on February 4, 2009 at 10:52 AM

500 million jobs lost a month, and only dozens of illegals. Holy crap this lady should get a darwin award. Even though she is still living.

MDWNJ on February 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Well, maybe with these moronic socialists running our country and stealing our money, we can fool them and make them pass a 840 THOUSAND dollar porkulus package.

TexasJew on February 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM

LOL.

progressoverpeace on February 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Her numbers are just a projection based on some intelligence information she is privy to from the latest briefing.

With the imminent collapse of Mexico Obama has decided to wag-the-dog and preemptively invade both Mexico and Canada. Nancy has simply added in those pending additions to America.

Yoop on February 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Thank you, Matt Drudge, for making this hard for the media to ignore.

JudetheFossil on February 4, 2009 at 10:56 AM

If Sarah Palin had said anything so ridiculous how long do you think the late-night comedians would go with their ridicule of her: 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 4 years, forever?

I choose forever.

Such a stupid statement by Sarah Palin would brand her as a nincompoop and disqualify her forever from national politics.

I have always known that Nancy Pelosi is a real idiot but I am still shocked that a Speaker of the House, third in line for the Presidency has so little going for her upstairs. My God, would you trust her with America’s national security?

technopeasant on February 4, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Remember, this is the person who time and again bashed the Bush Administration for using what she called “fear tactics” to push agendas, yet that is exactly what she is doing to try to get her Pork Spending Feast passed.

JeffinSac on February 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM

The scary part is that the maroons that voted for her would believe that statement!

grapeknutz on February 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM

And they called Bush stupid and bad at speaking…

MadisonConservative on February 4, 2009 at 11:01 AM

For further enjoyment, suck up this quick clip of Pelosi swearing – SWEARING – to Wolf Blitzer that there will be no pork in the porkulus bill.

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/196191.php

Good Lt on February 4, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Well … this is certainly the most comically acted out death of a great nation in history. It helps to take the edge off of the incomprehensible pain and chaos that is waiting for us down the road a bit.

progressoverpeace on February 4, 2009 at 11:03 AM

At 500 million jobs a month lost, nobody in America will be working by March. Who will give San Fran Nan her next Botox treatment?

Then, by June, all of China will be on the unemployment lines, and India by August. The entire world’s population will be out of work by the end of the year, and we can all just hang out on the beach, and the world will be saved from global warming.

Who needs work anyway? Until somebody starts to get hungry…

Steve Z on February 4, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Two things Democrats cannot do:

1 – Count

Just ask VP Joe “three letters J-O-B-S” Biden ;-)

Bigfoot on February 4, 2009 at 11:03 AM

OMG IN TWO WEEKS EVERYONE ON EARTH IS OUTTA WORK OMG OMG OMG

This will be deliciously shat upon and ridiculed by the Daily Show, despite yahoos claiming it coddles the Dems.

Dave Rywall on February 4, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Has Nancy ever been drug-tested? Maybe it’s time.

sherry on February 4, 2009 at 10:44 AM

Drug tests for soap now?

DarkCurrent on February 4, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Considering there are only 306 million people in the US according to the Census Bureau we are now experiencing negative employment. I knew I should have gone to WalMart this morning istead of puting it off until this afternoon.

milwife88 on February 4, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Dumber than a bag of hammers! So after 12 days in office Obama has lost 6 billion jobs? Oh the Humanity!

sabbott on February 4, 2009 at 11:05 AM

I think she was referring to the number of brain cells she loses each month.

albill on February 4, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Drudge also has a link for the world’s biggest boobs. No, it doesn’t take you to the U.S. Congress website.

Bishop on February 4, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Dolly Parton?

Steve Z on February 4, 2009 at 11:05 AM

You get what you vote for. She aint mine!

Static on February 4, 2009 at 11:06 AM

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