Biden Pulls Numbers Out Of His Donkey

Anyone who has ever watched Joe Biden, the smartest man to ever serve in the Senate, knows that he has quite a penchant for sticking his foot in his mouth. He makes up statistics and pulls numbers out of the air. The thing is, he is quite convincing when he does it so people believe that he knows what he is talking about. This is particularly true for those who are not particularly bright or who do not know how to look things up for themselves. These are the kind of people who, when confronted with a Biden lie, claim he only made a mistake. If that is the case, how comfortable should we be with someone who is so prone to mistakes?

After Bobby Jindal gave the Republican response to Obama’s speech (a response that had good substance but was not particularly well delivered) Biden gave his own response. Biden was on The Early Show the next day and here is what he said:

“But what I don’t understand from Governor Jindal is what would he do?,” asks Joe Biden while on the Early Show.
That rhetorical question to Governor Jindal on the Early Show, was followed with this.

“in Louisiana there’s 400 people a day losing their jobs, what’s he doing?” asks Biden. KLSA

Now, to the toadies who drink Obama Kool Aid and blindly follow him this statement will be taken as gospel and used to show how Republicans are out of touch. I mean, here is Jindal saying that Obama has it wrong when 146,000 of his state’s people are losing their jobs each year. The problem is, Biden was wrong. Like he does so often, Biden pulled numbers out of his…er.. donkey.

According to the same article:

“In December, Louisiana was the only state in the nation besides the District of Columbia, according to the national press release that added employment over the month,” says Patty Granier with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. According to her, not only is Louisiana not losing jobs. “The state gained 3,700 jobs for the seasonally adjusted employment,” Granier said of the most recent figures.

You don’t even have to take my word for it, these are number you can check out yourself if you just go to laworks.net, there you can find the latest unemployment statistics, statistics that appear to directly contradict what the vice president said this morning.

The latest stats show this – from the week ending January 17th there were 4,527 claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana, for the next week, that number receded to 4,179.
Folks who crunch the numbers credit a diverse economy for Louisiana’s resilience to unemployment.

The article states it is unclear where the VP gets his numbers.

I think I already pointed that out…

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