If a politician says "we've lost XXX jobs," what 99.999% of the population takes them to be saying and what they mean to be saying 99.999% of the time is that total employment has decreased by XXX. They're not saying "Despite the fact that employment has increased by YYYYYY, XXX people lost their jobs and that's sad."
Biden ****ed up, it was an incredibly minor gaffe. Let it go (and that goes for both sides).
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Biden didn't say, "we've lost XXX jobs." he said "In Louisiana, there's 400 people a day losing their jobs. What's he doing? What's the answer?" you're ignoring the complex reality of employment in Lousiana right now.
the situation is bad... and can't be revealed by adding or subtracting this from that. while people are coming into the state and finding seasonal work, the seasonal employees really can't offset, or cancel out, other dwindling industry. not to mention that the overall unemployment rate has actually increased.
I'd rather be "ridiculous," than continue to oversimplify, misrepresent, candy-coat, and assume that most people would think the way I do.
why am I the only one highlighting this fact?The unemployment rate in Louisiana has gone up, from 5.3 to 5.9.
I wonder if Biden used his own thoughts.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The context of his comment made it clear what he was meaning, that Jindal was saying what Obama and them were doing was wrong and wouldn't help jobs out and that he shouldn't have been saying that because his own state is doing bad in regards to jobs.
He does this by highlighting that 400 people every day lose their job. Its political spin, because of course he uses a statistic that sounds bad without pointing out that there's been an actual growth of the amount of jobs available in LA during that time.
Put it this way...
In 6 months, if Obama comes out and say's his stimulus helped create 10,000 new jobs is it a fair and reasonable way to criticize him to say that 10,000 people lost their job every day during those 6 months and thus we shouldn't be taking advise from him?
What if that 10,000 number is normal? What if that's actually lower than what it was previously.
Biden's comment is WORTHLESS alone and is obvious, typical, idiotic political spin. Is 400 people per day better or worse than other states? Is it a rather normal amount of lost jobs per day for a state LA's size? Is that 400 a day actually BETTER than what it was when Jindal first came into power in the state? The statistic by itself is useless, worthless, and the information in this thread in part shows why.
Did Biden misspeak? Its a matter of opinion, because his intent matters. If he was trying to say the 400 was a sign that they weren't creating jobs in LA, then he misspoke. If he was saying that because he knew they had been creating jobs but needed a number to insult and talk down Bobby Jindal, then he was just being a typical politician.
And what do we say about being a typical politician Old Joe?
"That's not Change; That's more of the same!"
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.