By John W. Lillpop
President Obama seems to have a knack (he calls it a “gift”) at giving meaningless speeches (with the aid of a teleprompter), but seems to struggle mightily with simple math.
Example: In the health care fiasco, Obama argued that America’s health care bill would be reduced by adding 30 million uninsured to the ranks of the insured.
Since then, of course, we have learned that, in fact, ObamaCare will increase health care costs by $150 billion a year, an estimate that is probably off by a factor of ten or more.
Another example: In the unemployment fiasco, Obama urged immediate passage of a $1 trillion dollar “stimulus” that he guaranteed would add or save 3-4 million jobs.
Fourteen months later, unemployment and the federal deficit are both soaring and no one in the Obama administration has a clue about the whereabouts of that trillion dollars.
Now Obama’s new math is being touted as the way to fix the immigration mess. Following a rancorous meeting with Republicans, Obama has agreed to send 1,200 troops to the U.S. Mexico border.
How about a few more zeros on that number, BHO? Why not send at least 120,000 troops?
Obama made his magnanimous offer to Republicans in exchange for their support on the immigration reform front which would grant amnesty for 12-36 million illegal aliens!
What a deal!
Let’s hope and pray that no Republicans fall for Obama’s farcical math, which America simply cannot afford!