Jesse Jackson Jr: Luddite

Jesse Jackson Jr has discovered the source of our economic woes. It’s the iPad.

On Friday, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) took the House floor and lambasted Apple’s iPad, saying the tablet was “probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs.”

Jackson expressed general outrage over the potential of a paperless society that the iPad threatens to create. “What becomes of publishing companies and publishing company jobs? What becomes of bookstores and libraries, and all of the jobs associated with paper? Well, in the not-too-distant future, such jobs simply won’t exist,” he said.

Here’s the video:

It’s all that dang new-fangled technology that’s doing it. If only we’d stopped Ford and his Model T, the buggy manufacturers would still be in business. The railroads and telegraph put the Pony Express out of business and the riders out of the job. Gutenburg’s invention made  all those scribes unemployed. We just have to stop technology to save the economy.

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