Friday, January 13, 2006

Republican Math

I figure out why this country is in such bad shape under Republican control. Under Republican "jack booted heels" is a little strong but check back with me after the hearings on NSA spying on Americans without warrants. Drum roll please....The reason why this country is in such bad shape is because the Republicans can't do math. The examples are everywhere. From the true cost of the Medicare program ($535 billion versus $400 billion) to the cost of the Iraq reconstruction ($2 trillion versus $1.7 billion) to the phony "cutting" of projected budget deficits the Corrupticans simply can't do basic math. I'm sure some can, maybe all can. They just pretend not to so as to cram long-term debt down the little peoples' throats while they take golf trips to Scotland. (Would love to see the golf scorecard totals. Probably they all shot 63s at St. Andrews and conveniently forgot how to do percentages when it came time for tipping.)

The latest example is the counting of supporters for the position of Majority Leader in the House. You'll recall the weirdly smiling Tom Delay was so happy to confront the felony charges in Texas and thrilled to get a booking mug shot and seems giddy that he is stepping down as the "Hammer." Now Reps. Roy Blunt and John Boehner are fighting to be the head Corruptican in the House. Since the budget deficit is going up from $319 billion in 2005 to over $400 billion in 2006 it would be nice if someone in charge could like, you know, add. Unfortunately that's not going to happen.

Blunt claims the lead and issued a statement claiming more than 100 supporters, though his list of those willing to make their names public contains just 70 lawmakers. Boehner claimed 90 committed supporters, but only 36 have made public commitments. A total of 116 is need to win the secret ballot on February 2. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

In other news The Daily Curmudgeon announces that it has 1,000,000 unique daily readers but only seven will make public commitments.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

You owe me 762 trillion bucks but you only have to pay me 10 million. . . .

10:53 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

You get my two-cents everyday.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

They don't do math, because learning math is for those high-falutin', liberal elites from the blue states. What do real Americans need to know math for?

2:16 PM  
Blogger phinky said...

I knew I could get rich off this blogging thing.

5:00 PM  

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