Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Say what? (funny things politicians say)

by Bill McBride on 2/04/2009 12:27:00 PM

Here are a couple of quotes that are making the rounds:

"Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs."
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Obviously she meant 500 thousand (she corrected herself later). And it appears likely that another 500,000+ jobs were lost in January.
“We should agree, as a world, on a monetary and fiscal stimulus that will take the world out of depression.”
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Feb 3, 2009
Mr. Brown's office issued a correction later (recession, not depression). Here is a short video: