Obama says "it's simple math"..RIGHT!!!

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  1. healthmyths
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    Obama says $1 billion will be raised by the $100/ flight:
    The fee on corporate jets and other private passenger planes, for example, would raise about $1 billion a year to help finance the cost of air traffic control.

    OK let's figure that out if it is possible!

    There are a total of 11,000 corporate jets world wide with the majority in the USA.
    Using 9,000 jets how many trips per day needed to generate $1 billion?
    A) $100/trip divided into $1 billion is 10 million trips.
    B) that's 1,111 trips/year/jet or 4 per day in a 5 day week.
    C) At 1,000/trip and 400/mph that equals 10 hours/day in the air.
    An impossibility as :
    Given that your average corporate jet doesn't fly more then 250 hours per year
    Part 91 Maximum Flight time per pilot [Archive] - PPRuNe Forums
    A private jet can fly between 800 and 1,000 hours year.
    The business of private aviation | Business Traveller

    So Obama's "simple math" maybe hard to get $1 billion a year as it would require
    the average jet to fly 2,777 hours! nearly double what they do now!!!

    Again.. big numbers are NOT Obama's Forte!
     
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    Can you find, or even name, one person who was in any of his college math classes?
     

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