FACT: Obama is MATH CHALLENGED!!!

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    Obama said:"And if we are able to slow the growth of health care costs by just one-tenth of 1 percent each year -- one-tenth of 1 percent -- it will actually reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the long term."

    Do any of you supporters really understand how totally ridiculous that statement is?

    In 2010 Total health care expenditures was $2.5 TRILLION!
    Using Obama's statement "stop growth 1/10th of 1%"
    That would be $2.5 BILLION!

    Divide $4,000,000,000,000 by $2,500,000,000 how many years would it take to reduce the deficit over the long term???

    1,600 YEARS
     
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    He figures the vast majority of voters are ALSO math challenged.

    He's right, too, at least as it pertains to his supporters...
     
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    I guess if long term is long enough....
     
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    Math is definitely not his strong suit.
     
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    I disagree, Obama is great at division and creative number reporting.
     
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    Remember how bad McCain was on economic issues and still Republicans supported him? Remember McCain suspended his campaign to go to Washington to discuss the crisis and Obama went with him and Grampa fell asleep during the talks? And Republicans still voted for him???

    Even after McCain said he wanted to stay in Iraq for 100 years and he wanted to bomb bomb bomb Iran?

    So I don't give a shit if Obama isn't a mathamatics expert. He's the man!!!! Got Bin Ladin and the economy is getting better. Can't lose. Bush bled 7 million jobs. Obama is adding 300,000 jobs a month. Not good enough paying jobs? Isn't that why you sent them overseas? Because Americans make too much? If not then support Unions.
     
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    Mitt Romney's Tax Plan would bankrupt the country. Isn't that bad math?

    999 would bankrupt the country yet still you guys were supporting Herman Cain. Isn't that bad math?

    Only Newt is probably good at math and he is an evil liar.
     
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    amazing.

    1st of all, he's talking about 1 tenth of 1percent of the GROWTH, not of the whole cost.

    so as equally as he cannot do math, you cannot read for comprehension.
     
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    This post has demonstrated it is you who is math challenged.
     
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    Obama is probably not being completely truthful, but you can't make the case if you use faulty math.

    If you are reducing or increasing something by a given percentage every year, that is not a linear equation.

    Also, he is most likely also factoring in the savings on interest payments on the debt. If the amount of money you have to borrow goes down each year, then so do your interest payments. So you are decreasing spending on healthcare and decreasing spending on interest payments at the same time.

    Notice Obama said "in the long term". He did not state how many years that "long term" is.

    He is using "fuzzy math". But you can't fight fuzzy math with completely erroneous math.
     

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