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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All members of congress,Gov. workers and Obama and all of is staff should quit today.A women this smart should run everthing.Infact we should make her Queen.All hail Queen Pelosi. When this women dies she should will her brain to science.We must find out how a person this smart comes along ever so often and try to make more just like her.

thmcbb on February 4, 2009 at 11:06 AM

That’s like the billions of slaves who were thrown overboard with such frequency that the sharks still swim the path used by the slave traders…..

CynicalOptimist on February 4, 2009 at 11:07 AM

Oh sorry. I’m dumb! I thought she said 500 thousand a day. Ok, so 500 thousand a month! Well that’s certainly better. So essentially we remove all the retired people, then the children, then the sick, then the disabled, then the mentally ill and…everyone else is now unemployed if my estimate is close… She is still a moron!!!

sabbott on February 4, 2009 at 11:08 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

Where’s the evidence she ever had a brain to begin with? At least the botox pressure keeps the head inflated.

DarkCurrent on February 4, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Pelosi isn’t dumb as a rock or stupid or a moron. She just doesn’t give a rat’s @ss about what you think. She is the Speaker of the House and she continues to get reelected. Why would she care at all what people think of her? She has an agenda and obstacles will not stop her (facts, historical failures, the Constitution, etc.). She will say and do anything necessary to get her way. It will continue to be this way until people decide that they refuse to be lied to, cheated, ruled, and treated like idiots.

Say what you want about Nancy Pelosi – I at least know who she is – liberal, power hungry, unprincipled, politician. The real dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks, stupid morons are the people who reelect her and elected her as Speaker.

King of the Britons on February 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM

95% of Americans will get tax cuts, mostly because they won’t be paying taxes after they lose their jobs in the first month of the Obama administration.

Pelosi is just giving a little engineering cushion to make sure that Obama’s tax cuts actually get done.

Exit Question: With the entire Congress, Executive branch and the Justices out of work by next month, where will we get our daily injection of HopeNChange(tm)?

Geministorm on February 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Soooo… there’s something like 300 million men, women and children in the entire country. Is she saying that 200 million illegal aliens will also lose their jobs?

And THINK OF THE CHILDREN, man. They’re also obviously losing their jobs as well. No more lemonade stands, money for mowing the lawn, nothin’!

commenter on February 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Holy crap this lady should get a darwin award. Even though she is still living.

MDWNJ on February 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM

I think the US earned the Darwin Award when she became Speaker.

DarkCurrent on February 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Pelosi is an idiot’s idiot’s idiot!

pilamaye on February 4, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Good news is, she’s a full two heartbeats away from the Oval Office.

Some some mere single heartbeat away like Sarah Palin.

jeff_from_mpls on February 4, 2009 at 11:12 AM

NO no no Pelosi is not a idiot. A idiot has some brain waves.

thmcbb on February 4, 2009 at 11:14 AM

In all fairness, I think Pelosi had just finished discussing how much money she and her closest cronies would reap from the bailout and the number became intermingled with job numbers.

An honest mistake.

darwin on February 4, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Re the link on “less certain”, where a Rasmussen poll shows the public AGAINST the stimulus bill 43-37%: Republican Senators need to FILIBUSTER this, and try to persuade moderate and/or freshman Democrats to join them, until most or all of the pork is out. It will take some cojones, but voters will thank them in 2010.

Steve Z on February 4, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Say what you want about Nancy Pelosi – I at least know who she is – liberal, power hungry, unprincipled, politician. The real dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks, stupid morons are the people who reelect her and elected her as Speaker.

King of the Britons on February 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM

It is astounding how many people have no clue whatsoever what’s going on…and then they vote.

Moxie on February 4, 2009 at 11:15 AM

If you ever needed any demonstrable proof that Liberals are absolutely bad for America, Nancy Pelosi is it.

Snake307 on February 4, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Don’t be too hard on Nancy for this little goof.

We’ll cut her all the slack everyone cut W.

What a moron.

drjohn on February 4, 2009 at 11:19 AM

milwife88 on February 4, 2009 at 11:04 AM

You can still go!! After all the building and goods are still there, now there is just no one to stop you from getting whatever you want.

Almost sounds like that socialist paradise don’t it?

Jim708 on February 4, 2009 at 11:20 AM

500,000 jobs/month? — With 154M employed (11.1M/0.072), we’ll hit double-digit unemployment by September…woohoo!

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION: DECEMBER 2008

Nonfarm payroll employment declined sharply in December, and the unemployment
rate rose from 6.8 to 7.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S.
Department of Labor reported today. Payroll employment fell by 524,000 over the
month and by 1.9 million over the last 4 months of 2008. In December, job losses
were large and widespread across most major industry sectors.

Geministorm on February 4, 2009 at 11:21 AM

“We can’t go fast enough to stop that….”

Sounds like a hopeless situation to me. Can we pull the plug on this group?

TexAz on February 4, 2009 at 11:23 AM

[yo on February 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM]

Oh they can count. If they couldn’t, there’d be just as many instances of Dems overpaying their taxes as underpaying.

Pelosi, like most Dems, compulsively exaggerate so as to inflate anything to a state of greater calamity than it is in order to coerce people into doing what they want.

You are spot on that they are like very young children, though, especially the ones that say they will die if they don’t get a cookie right before dinner.

Dusty on February 4, 2009 at 11:23 AM

I believe i have foud the living,breathing, perfect example of the word fucktard

UNREPENTANT CONSERVATIVE CAPITOLIST on February 4, 2009 at 11:24 AM

the witch speaks!

kirkill on February 4, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Too bad she didn’t put her pinky up to the side of her mouth when she said it, that would be pure gold…this, just 18 carat.

kirkill on February 4, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Pelosi isn’t dumb as a rock or stupid or a moron. She just doesn’t give a rat’s @ss about what you think. She is the Speaker of the House and she continues to get reelected. Why would she care at all what people think of her? She has an agenda and obstacles will not stop her (facts, historical failures, the Constitution, etc.). She will say and do anything necessary to get her way. It will continue to be this way until people decide that they refuse to be lied to, cheated, ruled, and treated like idiots.
King of the Britons

I agree completely. Better still, I believe she thinks she’s more important than the President. There are some articles out there on the dissent between Pelosi and Obama. Fox has a sub headline today saying “Obama team encouraged defiance of Pelosi”

I so dislike this woman, I’ve never had such a visceral dislike of anyone in my life. I just want to take steel wool and scrub that prissy, hateful, snide, arrogant face right off.

there, I feel better now.

ladyhawke53 on February 4, 2009 at 11:31 AM

Drudge say she’s dumber than soap; I say she’s dumber than dirt. Either way, this woman is an embarrassment beyond comprehension!

Keemo on February 4, 2009 at 11:32 AM

What does this say about the rest of the House that she is able to rule them with an iron fist?

TexAz on February 4, 2009 at 11:33 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHA

karasoth on February 4, 2009 at 11:42 AM

What does this say about the rest of the House that she is able to rule them with an iron fist?

TexAz on February 4, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Pelosi couldn’t jerk off a virgin monk, much less rule with an iron fist.

LimeyGeek on February 4, 2009 at 11:42 AM

This is a perfect illustration of the democrat tactic of sowing FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) to gain control and power. This is right of the socialist/marxist playbook.

dogsoldier on February 4, 2009 at 11:46 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

Yup!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgE1i-4e3Zo&eurl=http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/02/04/will-media-report-pelosis-claim-500-million-lose-jobs-each-month&feature=player_embedded

Glenn Jericho on February 4, 2009 at 11:50 AM

It’s amazing how few Americans know who she is and how much power she wields over their lives and incomes.

onlineanalyst on February 4, 2009 at 11:50 AM

job losses
were large and widespread across most major industry sectors.

Geministorm on February 4, 2009 at 11:21 AM

And this is one of the sectors that Nazi Pelosi (I’m stealing that name.) and Barry Alinksy want to destroy in the name of “saving the planet”.

Maybe the last point is a clue to Pelosi’s rationale. She is an alien from another planet, and the only way she can save her home star is to destroy Earth, starting with the US.

onlineanalyst on February 4, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Decimal point keeps moving to the right?

Kini on February 4, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Okay, based on the 500 million number and the fact that census estimates have about 6 billion people in the country. Does she realize that she just said every American will be out of the work in 12 months?

Pcoop on February 4, 2009 at 11:57 AM

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.”

A trillion here and a trillion there and pretty soon you are talking about some real money.

Johan Klaus on February 4, 2009 at 11:59 AM

If about half the population works, that means the average worker will lose 40 jobs in 2009.

While times may be tough, I think there’s some room for optimism in the fact that laid-off workers will succeed in finding a new job every 1.3 weeks.

Cicero43 on February 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Don’t be too hard on Nancy for this little goof.

She has said that more than once, so I don’t think it qualifies a goof (even if she does).

Rae on February 4, 2009 at 12:06 PM

My mind boggles.. but considering the topic.

2PAC Pelosi is a true classic.. bred to politics.

normsrevenge on February 4, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Nancy Pelosi : Playing with dozen of cards short of a full deck, and in all likelihood the worst Speaker in US History.

Norwegian on February 4, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Okay, based on the 500 million number and the fact that census estimates have about 6 billion people in the country. Does she realize that she just said every American will be out of the work in 12 months?

Pcoop on February 4, 2009 at 11:57 AM

There are 6 billion people in the world, and only 300 million in the US. She has said that 500 million are losing their jobs per day, so that means every man, woman, and child loses a job almost twice per day.

Vashta.Nerada on February 4, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Worst.

Vizzini on February 4, 2009 at 12:21 PM

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

Awesome! Could not agree more

Branch Rickey on February 4, 2009 at 12:23 PM

PELOSI GALORE!!!

silenced majority on February 4, 2009 at 12:23 PM

We could loose a duotrigintillion jobs by the end of the year.

BDavis on February 4, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Miss Speaker of the House.

shaken on February 4, 2009 at 12:31 PM

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

ROFL!

Branch Rickey on February 4, 2009 at 12:32 PM

From ‘Dark Current:’ Where’s the evidence she ever had a brain to begin with? At least the botox pressure keeps the head inflated.

I almost wet myself when I read this one – Classic!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if people only knew the comedic ‘gold’ that is routinely posted here, they would look at conservatives in a whole new light…

CaptFlood on February 4, 2009 at 12:33 PM

ROFL… Botox Porklosi strikes again. :) :)

Mark_Tampa on February 4, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Don’t think this is an innocent little mistake. She has made that same dire prediction more than once. It’s purposeful. Fox called her on it on their sunday show, but she’s done it before, and NOT been called on it.

So, that must mean she holds the viewing population in such high esteem as to think it would actually believe the figure. So, why not use it, and scare folks into taking the porkulus package.

Classic Stretch.

themistocles on February 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM

And this brainiac is third in line for the throne.

DuctTapeMyBrain on February 4, 2009 at 12:46 PM

I wonder if David Letterman will bring this up during his show?

mindhacker on February 4, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Many have painted her as a dope. This should be the top coat.
Look for a change in leadership.

diogenes on February 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM

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 invisible.

todler on February 4, 2009 at 10:49 AM

+1

right wing chicky on February 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Not one brave reporter dares throw shoes.

/Pity, that.

Christien on February 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM

the politics of fear

eh on February 4, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Hey, Nancy, can we drill your brains?

/

Christien on February 4, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Hey Nance- you might want to ask your Dr. about Arecept.

anniekc on February 4, 2009 at 1:07 PM

I recall reading posts from a few of our left-leaning posters about how they prefer Obama and the Dems because they don’t use the politics of fear to get people to do what they want.

Tell me…..does it qualify as ‘politics of fear’ if you consistently repeat numbers that are so out of whack a kindergartner could correct your math when discussing how many people are going to lose their jobs?

JadeNYU on February 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Nancy had a crappy eyebrow lift done. I will bet $$$ that she has had the equivalent of Botox injected. Mega seepage directly into the brain.

nor on February 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Vashta.Nerada on February 4, 2009 at 12:17 PM

If you are checking the employment rate of prostitutes, I guess it’s plausible :P

lorien1973 on February 4, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Well, Mr Pundit, I am glad you cut the poor woman a little slack. When the federal budget is in trillions of dollars then 500 million is rounding error.

Obviously, she meant to say 500 hundred thousands.

(Since I’ve not read all the wonderful comments, probably someone has all ready come to the poor woman’s defense. She is under a lot of stress, you know, since her president seems to be plotting against her. )

Skandia Recluse on February 4, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Proof that Botox impacts the brain:

Beauty’s only skin deep, but the effects of Botox might not be. Matteo Caleo of Italy’s Institute of Neuroscience in Pisa has found that botulinum toxin – which is used as a cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatment – can travel down nerve fibres and into the brain within days.

Mutnodjmet on February 4, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Is that 500 million on the 50 or 57 state model. If it’s the 57 state model it might even be more.

hawkdriver on February 4, 2009 at 1:19 PM

If you count all of the human cannonballs, she might be correct.

(Hired and fired in the same day).

John Eric on February 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Somebody get Nancy Pelosi a spot as a contestant on “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader?”!

bluelightbrigade on February 4, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Alarmist?

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Nah, just dumb as a box of rocks.

spmat on February 4, 2009 at 1:24 PM

500 million Americans. Well, that could include Canada, and Central America, and South America, couldn’t it? Maybe she was thinking hemispherically. Or she’s an idiot. Either way.

iurockhead on February 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Actually the truth is that by the time B. Hussien Obama and the democratically led congress is through fouling up the economy, 500 million jobs will be lost world wide. I’m glad I live on the coast and know how to hunt, fish and shoot well enough to feed and protect myself.

TrickyDick on February 4, 2009 at 1:35 PM

When you’ve got 57 states you can afford a little more loss.

So how much fun would the late night shoes have if Nush were saying this crap?

I am convinced, botox effects the brain.

tarpon on February 4, 2009 at 1:43 PM

For several years now, I’ve been telling the participants at HotAir that liberals are incapable of balancing their checkbooks. They simply do not understand arithmetic.

My collie says:

Is there ANY lingering doubt?

CyberCipher on February 4, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Rube

javamartini on February 4, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Pelosi is proof positive we need to dismantle the current corrupt government and start over………..

adamsmith on February 4, 2009 at 1:54 PM

She mispoke like w did everyday.

Silly.

getalife on February 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Friday’s job report will be 500 thousand jobs lost.

But keep blocking that stimulus bill you crazy kids.

getalife on February 4, 2009 at 2:31 PM

But keep blocking that stimulus bill you crazy kids.

getalife on February 4, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Ask yourself , Who is blocking it.

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Only San Fagsisco would elect a rucking fetard that can’t count.

leetpriest on February 4, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Maybe she was thinking about how many brain cells she loses a day. Or how many of ours die when we hear her. Or how many jobs will be replaced by illegal immigrants she’s going to let into the country.

darwin-t on February 4, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Hey, remember when the Annointed One, Barack Most Merciful` said 10,000 people got killed in a tornado and it was really something like 12 (12 people, not 12 thousand).

darwin-t on February 4, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Does the Speaker need to use my adding machine?

ladyingray on February 4, 2009 at 3:45 PM

So if they vetted the senate for tax evasion…then moved on to who uses drugs, would there be any democrats left in the senate?

right2bright on February 4, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Hey, remember when the Annointed One, Barack Most Merciful` said 10,000 people got killed in a tornado and it was really something like 12 (12 people, not 12 thousand).

darwin-t on February 4, 2009 at 3:34 PM

RACIST!!

right2bright on February 4, 2009 at 3:56 PM

She mispoke like w did everyday.

Silly.

getalife on February 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Here’s a picture of W trying to open a window, thinking it is a door, what a doofus.
…Oh wait, that’s Obama…the “first black doofus”.

right2bright on February 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM

I wonder if all 57 states will be affected?

davo on February 4, 2009 at 4:10 PM

I have no doubt that her numbers are accurate. I’m sure she has each job loss properly documented by the non-partisan consulting group ACORN.

malclave on February 4, 2009 at 4:19 PM

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