Monday, April 20, 2009

D.C. Math

For once, the media didn't just toss Gibbs a softball. However, when Gibbs replied that he wasn't joking, the reporter should have asked him about the smirk on his face. Listen to the flapping about.

Translation: Washington is beyond clueless.

How about we do the math since the administration doesn't want to?

Okay, so we have a proposed $3.6 trillion dollar budget. That's $3,600,000,000,000.00. And the president is "tightening the belt" by $100 million. That sounds like a lot of money - until you do the math. That proposed savings is about .003% of one percent of the budget.

Now that's some "belt tightening." A "medium" sized man's belt is 42 inches. Okay, so let's see how much belt tightening Mr. Obama is proposing. 42 inches X .00003 = 1.3 thousandths of an inch. The width of a human hair ranges between 17 and 181 micrometers. So (if my math is right), that means our "belt tightening" converts to 33 micrometers - the size of a rather small human hair.

Wow, better suck in that gut, America!

Or for some more real numbers exposing the silliness of this proposed "frugality", check this out.

I guess it really is in the government's interest to dumb down the education system - especially when it comes to math.

Maybe Obama and his smirking lackey need to learn that we aren't joking.

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