Normally I would’t post a video of a Congressman giving a speech in an empty House of Representatives because (a) I don’t normally care what Congressmen have to say, (b) I don’t think most people normally care what Congressmen have to say, and (c) if their fellow legislators don’t care enough to listen to them, why should anyone else.
But I’m willing to make an exception in this case because it is the single most clueless speech on economic policy that I’ve ever heard anyone make. Seriously, I mean ever.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. says that to fix longterm employment we merely need to put into the U.S. Constitution, presumably as a set of amendments, that everyone has a right to free stuff like iPods and housing and laptops and healthcare.
What is even more frightening than the fact that someone who would say this could get elected to Congress (even in Chicago) is that many Americans would love to have such a new “Bill of Rights” added to the Constitution.
(Via: Rusty Lopez)