One Nation, Overdrawn

  • Aired:  06/08/11
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Barack Obama visits a Chrysler factory to offer a congratulatory handshake to the few remaining Americans who still have jobs. (3:29)

[LAUGHTER]

HOW ABOUT THAT AS AN ANSWER?

SO ANYWAY, I'M BACK.

I'M READY FOR ACTION.

I'M VERY EXCITED.

YOU KNOW, IN ALL THE EXCITEMENT

OVER A CERTAIN CONGRESSMAN'S

EXCITEMENT, WE MAY MAY HAVE LOST

TRACK OF SOME OF THE OTHER

PRESSING ISSUES OF THE DAY,

LIKE, I DON'T KNOW, THE ECONOMY.

I WONDER HOW THAT'S GOING.

>> THE VERY DISAPPOINTING JOBS

REPORT.

EMPLOYERS ADDED JUST 54,000

WORKERS TO THEIR PAYROLLS IN

MAY.

>> THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WENT UP

TO 9.1%.

>> NEW FACTORY ORDERS FELL TO

THE LOWEST LEVEL IN TWO YEARS.

>> HOME PRICES AT THEIR LOWEST

LEVEL SINCE 2002.

>> Jon: SEASHELLS ARE NOW

CONSIDERED MONEY.

[LAUGHTER]

HOTCAKES SELLING LIKE CAKES THAT

HAVED NOT BEEN HEATED IN ANY

WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.

HOLY CRAP.

IT'S TIMES LIKE THESE THAT

REALLY MAKE ME HAPPY THAT THERE

IS A PRODUCT OUT THERE AS

DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS AND

SUSPICIOUSLY AFFORDABLE AS JON

STEWART'S SEMI-DIGESTABLE WONDER

PASTE.

[LAUGHTER]

WOW.

JON STEWART'S SEMI-DIGESTIBLE

WONDER PASTE --

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

MMHM.

WOW.

WOW.

THAT WAS IN MY MOUTH.

[LAUGHTER]

EVERY JAR OF JON STEWART'S

SEMI-DIGESTIBLE WONDER PASTE IS

NOW GUARANTEED NOT TO CONTAIN

ANY PETS THAT YOU PERSONALLY

KNEW.

[LAUGHTER]

>> I GUARANTEE THERE'S NOT

HAMSTERS, PAROTS, HORSES, CATS

OR DOGS.

>> Jon: WOW.

WHO'S GOING TO STITCH MY MOUTH

UP?

THAT WAS ONE DEPRESSING LITANY

OF MISERABLE ECONOMIC NEWS.

IT WAS AGAINST THIS BACKDROP

THAT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WENT

TO A CHRYSLER FACTORY, STRAPPED

ON THE GOGGLES AND OFFERED A

CONGRATULATORY HANDSHAKE TO THE

FEW REMAINING PEOPLE IN THE

COUNTRY WHO STILL HAVE JOBS.

[LAUGHTER]

THERE HE DELIVERED HIS STATE OF

THE ECONOMY ADDRESS.

>> WE STILL FACE SOME TOUGH

TIMES.

WE STILL FACE SOME CHALLENGES.

WE'RE GOING TO PASS THROUGH SOME

ROUGH TERRAIN.

THERE'S STILL SOME HEADWINDS

THAT ARE COMING AT US.

>> Jon: NO [BLEEPED].

[LAUGHTER]

ALL RIGHT.

A LITTLE ROUGH TERRAIN, A LITTLE

HEADWINDS STILL COMING AT US IS

FINE.

WE'RE AMERICANS.

WE'RE STRONG.

>> JUST LIKE IF YOU HAD A BAD

ILLNESS, IF YOU GOT HIT BY A

TRUCK, YOU KNOW, IT'S GOING TO

TAKE A WHILE FOR YOU TO MEND,

AND THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENED TO

OUR ECONOMY.

[LAUGHTER]

[APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: HOW DID WE GO FROM

THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF

HEADWINDS TO WE GOT HIT BY A

TRUCK?

NOT EVEN A CAR.

WE GOT HIT BY A TRUCK.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WHO GET HIT BY

TRUCKS, THEY DON'T BOUNCE BACK.

THEY DON'T USUALLY LIVE.

AND THE ONES WHO DO LIVE,

WINDING UP WRITING ABOUT IT WITH

THEIR FEET.

ONE OF THE MOST TROUBLING

ASPECTS OF THE FAILING ECONOMY

IS THAT IT'S NOT FAILING

EQUALLY.

>> IT HAS HIT THE AFRICAN

AMERICAN COMMUNITY MORE THAN

MOST GROUPS.

>> Jon: I KNEW IT, AFRICAN

AMERICANS.

WESLEY SNIPES WAS RIGHT, ALWAYS

BET ON BLACK AND DON'T PAY YOUR

TAXES.

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