Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Biden Commits Plagiarism Again?

Speaking to the AFL-CIO's 2009 legislative conference in Atlantic City, Vice President Joe Biden said, "When a guy in Minooka is out of work, it's an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law's out of work, it's a recession. When you're out of work, it's a depression."

Hmm... Sounds a bit familiar.

Didn't Ronald Reagan say on the campaign trail in 1980, "Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his"?

I hate it when people remake a classic.

Written by David A. Ridenour, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.

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