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Obama And Biden Talk About The Unemployment Rate


Those of us that are old enough to remember Abbott and Costello will remember their famous comedy routine “Who’s On First.” Have you ever wondered what Obama and Biden sound like when they are discussing the unemployment problem we have in this country today? Well I think that it might sound something like this.

Are you old enough to remember Abbott and Costello?

BIDEN: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

OBAMA:  Good Subject Terrible Times It’s 8.3%.

BIDEN: That many people are out of work?

OBAMA: No, that’s 16%.

BIDEN: You just said 8.3%.

OBAMA: 8.3% Unemployed.

BIDEN:  Right 8.3%  out of work.

OBAMA: No, that’s 16%.

BIDEN: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed.

OBAMA: No, that’s 8.3% . . .

BIDEN: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 8.3% or 16%?

OBAMA: 8.3% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

BIDEN: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.

OBAMA: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.


OBAMA: No, you miss my point.

BIDEN: What point?

OBAMA: Someone who doesn’t look for work, can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.

BIDEN:  To whom?

OBAMA:  The unemployed.

BIDEN: But they are ALL out of work.

OBAMA: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. Moreover, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

BIDEN: So if you’re off the unemployment rolls, that would count as less unemployment?

OBAMA: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

BIDEN: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

OBAMA: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 8.3%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment, do ya?

BIDEN: That would be frightening.

OBAMA:  Absolutely.

BIDEN: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

OBAMA: Two ways is correct.

BIDEN: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

OBAMA: Correct.

BIDEN: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

OBAMA:  Bingo.

BIDEN: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.

OBAMA: Now you’re thinking like an economist.

BIDEN: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!

OBAMA: Now you’re thinking like a politician.

You know what amazes me? How the left went on and on about Sarah Palin, how she was too dumb to be the Vice President, but they are silent about Joe Biden, the man who makes one asinine statement after another. Just think about this for a second, if Obama died, Biden would be President, if nothing else that alone should prevent you from voting for Obama. However, as we know, there are plenty of other reasons not to vote for Obama, you can just add that one to the list.

                                                                       Obama  &  Biden


This is one man’s opinion.


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About Chris Vaca

I was born and raised in New York City, but now live in Florida. After losing my mortgage business at age 57, I found the courage to reinvent myself, now at age 63, I enjoy being An Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Trainer and Author, as well as having a series of videos on YouTube called Over 50 And Broke and a web-site with the same name, All my books are listed on Amazon,


  1. Chris you’re either very creative or have too much ime on your hands…just the bright spot in the day we need!!! Hadn’t realized I liked the original A & C so much…those were the good old days

    • Thanks Jan, I think too much time on my hands gives me the time to be creative.I feel sorry for the younger generation, they missed so much.A & C were brilliant.

  2. Without a doubt, I like Abbott & Costello better. Very funny Chris