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Jesse Jackson Jr. agrees with us – floor speeches are way better when they involve killer magic tricks. [Houdini]

Yesterday, Jackson took to the House floor to talk about jobs.  In an effort to prove that the chronically unemployed are left out of the most current unemployment numbers, he performed a magic trick while saying the following:

If you’re chronically unemployed and given up looking for a job you don’t count as unemployed in America … Houdin couldn’t have performed an illusion as clever as the Labor of Statistics.

We need more of this in Congress.

h/t Howard Mortman and  C-SPAN’s Congressional Chronicle and Video Library, funded privately by the cable industry.