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After wanting an iPad for every U.S. schoolchild, Jackson now says the iPad is killing jobs for Americans

Just last month, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) created a proposal that would provide an iPad for every student across the United States in an effort to guarantee all Americans the equal right to an education. Now, Jackson is quickly turning against the iPad, saying it is killing jobs. 

In the beginning of March, Jackson proposed the idea to amend the Constitution so that every American has a chance to obtain an equal education, and under this amendment, he suggested that the federal government provides an iPad, Kindle, or Nook for every child in school in the U.S.

Jackson even praised the iPad and devices like it on the House floor. He noted that the iPad and other similar gadgets are "products of the First Amendment," and that they maintain the rights of the First Amendment. 

"Let me be clear about a few things," said Jackson. "These devices are revolutionizing our country - and they will fundamentally alter how we will educate our children. Yes, there will be a cost, but if we can find the money for the wars, if we can find the money to bail out Wall Street, certainly we can find the money to educate our kids at an equally high-quality level."

Now, only one month later, Jackson is changing his tune entirely. On the House floor this past Friday afternoon, Jackson threw the iPad under the bus and opted for a more negative viewpoint on the device's influence. 

"A few short weeks ago, I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. Speaker, that at some point in time this new device, which is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs," said Jackson. "Now Borders is closing stores because, why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble? Buy an iPad and download your newspaper, download your book, download your magazine." 

Jackson went on to express concern for publishers, libraries and paper companies that are being affected by the iPad. According to Jackson, Chicago State University is introducing iPads to freshmen in an effort to achieve a "textbookless" campus in a four-year period, which will also hurt publishing industries. 

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RE: douche
By Belard on 4/20/2011 9:38:14 AM , Rating: 0
You are the douche ya teabagger.

This guy about the ipod is an idiot.

Flip-flop? WTF do you think the GOP has been doing these past 2+ fracking years? They were for doing something in Libya, then when Obama orders the bombing - then they attack him. Same old shit.

In most points in the weakened Health care reform CAME from the GOP, then they attacked the Dems when they added the GOP crap. Health Care reform would have been better without any GOP penises stuck in it. Especially then the neo-con jerks voted against it. Why waste the TIME fracking the Americans... oh yeah, for political gain.

Make US suffer so idiots like you will vote for them. "See Obama did nothing... cause we did everything to help the country! see see" - that is what they did. Look it up, the past 2 years, the most EVER filibusters ever recorded - more than everything in the past combined.

Hey, those jerks have been in control of the house four months now. Where are the JOBS bills? Oh yeah, its all about womens rights, Planned parenthood, govt. shutdown and "so be it" if they cost 800,000+ American jobs.

Go buy some food insurance for your cheap gold. Us grown ups have real things to do.

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