Jesse Jackson Jr. Says iPads Kill American Jobs (But He Still Uses One)
As reported here in March, Jackson was on House floor praising Apple for their iPods, even talking about changing the Constitution to get these marvels as well as laptops into the hands of kids in the ghetto. He claimed this would be a large part of ending our unemployment crisis.
A week later, Congressman Jackson again stood up and promoted his idea, holding an iPad and a Kindle as he made this statement;
“Let me be clear about a few things, these devices are revolutionizing our country — and they will fundamentally alter how we will educate our children.”What a difference a month makes.
This past week, the Congressman has decided that Apple, Steve Jobs and his evil the iPad are not good for America, but rather a job-killing juggernaut that is hurting American businesses like Borders and Barnes & Noble, forcing these companies to close stores as people would rather just download the latest newspaper, magazine or book to their iPad instead of driving to the store.
His exact words were;
‘A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. Speaker, that at some point in time this new device, which is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs. Now Borders is closing stores because, why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble? Buy an iPad and download your newspaper, download your book, download your magazine.’