Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. blames iPad for American unemployment

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) addressed the United States’s current unemployment crisis and claimed the iPad was “probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs,” The Huffington Post reports. Jackson, himself an iPad owner, expanded on his statement by pointing to the recent bankruptcy of Borders Books. “Why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes and Noble? Just buy an iPad and download your book, download your newspaper, download your magazine,” the Congressman said. He also cited Chicago State University’s initiative to replace textbooks with iPads for freshman students.

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