By John W. Lillpop
President Obama may be a gifted orator and overall brilliant mind. However, this president is NOT much of a mathematician as evidenced by his mauling of important policy matters with math that simply does not add up.
Obama’s low aptitude for numbers was immediately obvious after his inauguration in 2009 when he added $800 billion to the national debt in order to fund a “stimulus” fantasy that was promised to keep the national unemployment rate below 8%.
As of today, national unemployment stands at 8.5%, three years after Obama’s stimulus orgy failed to increase anything but the federal deficit.
In 2010, Obama made the outrageous claim that 30 million people would be added to the ranks of the insured under the Marxist scheme called ObamaCare; thereby reducing overall health care costs.
That mind-boggling claim has been pummeled by the fact that medical costs are wildly out-of-control, causing many entities to file for waivers. More than 1100 have been approved by the Obama health care dictators.
In 2011, Obama’s bonehead refusal to deal honestly with the federal deficit and spending based on real numbers has led to the downgrading of America’s AAA credit rating, and may cause even more damage in 2012.
Obama’s latest inability to deal with reality when it comes to numbers has caused him to an unilateral disarming of the U.S. military at a time when enemies in Iran, North Korea, China, Russia and elsewhere are actually expanding their military capabilities.
Obama’s wonky math holds that 500,000 troops can be cut without harming the defense of the homeland.
500,000 non-essential soldiers, Mr. President?
Why in the name of all that is good and holy did Obama not cut 500,000, or more, jobs from the EPA, IRS, Department of Education and other worthless government bureaucracies that actually work against American interests?
Obama’s latest folly should lead the American people to conclude that simple math, combined with honesty and patriotic pro-American fervor are non-negotiable requisites for anyone interested in being president!
Sorry, Mr. President, but your numbers simply do not add up!