BigGovernment reports today that Vice President Joe Biden continues to use a personal anecdote from his grandfather, but apparently is confusing different suburbs around his hometown - Scranton, PA:
1. On October 19, he used Minooka:
My pop — my grandpop used to say — there was a suburb of Scranton called Minooka. He said, “When the guy in Minooka’s 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.” Well, it’s a depression — it’s a depression for millions of Americans, through no fault of their own.
2. On October 30, 2009, he used Dickson City (the correct spelling):
My grandpop used to have an expression. We’re from Scranton. He’d say — and I mean this literally. It wasn’t viewed as a joke. He said, “Joey, when the guy in Dixon City,” a small town above Scranton, “is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When you’re brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.” And it’s a depression for millions of American people.
3. On December 3, 2009, at the White House jobs summit, he used Throop:
There used to be an expression, and I’m not joking, my grandfather always used it. He was from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He said, “When the guy from Throop is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.” And it is a depression for over 10 million Americans…
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