Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Would You Let This Man Balance Your Bank Account?

If not, then why would you buy any health care from him? In the excerpt below, Obama makes the fantastic claim that his health care "reform" bill will lower the premiums the crowd's employers will have to pay for their insurance by 3,000%. Yes, just listen: "three thousand percent":

So, let's see, now. I am an employer, and I currently pay on average $7,800 per employee per year in health care premiums. But if I will just let the Obamas, Pelosis and Reids run the show, I can reduce those premiums by -- just take out the old calculator . . . enter "7800", enter "3000", and hit the "%" key (it's a calculator with RPN):

Well, what do you know? It says the answer is:


Wow! Sign me up! Not only will I not have to be out of pocket for health care premiums any more, but once "reform" passes, those insurance companies are going to pay me $226,200 per year for the sheer privilege of insuring my employees. And that's per employee!

Forget about giving my employees a raise! They can keep working, and I can retire!!

There is something pathetic about a politician stooping this low to pander to the crowds just to get support for this monstrosity of a bill he calls "reform".

But you know what is even more pathetic? Listen to the end of the clip again. Listen to the crowd roar when he tells them that 2 +2 = 3,000.

I don't know what kind of fog is settling in on this nation these days. We have a President who is mathematically illiterate, telling those who are equally mathematically illiterate what is best for them -- using "mathematics." And in the Episcopal Church, we have a Presiding Bishop who is theologically incoherent, telling the faithful what Easter is really about: it's "an immense stretching exercise," so you can "practice your faith" while contemplating the "possibility" of resurrection.

Somehow, I don't think these are the "signs and wonders" we were warned to look for.


  1. Hyperbole? Politicians of all stripes - and even some Episcopalians - are prone to hyperbole, esp. when working without a script.

  2. Sorry, Fr. Weir, but hyperbole is simply neither a rationally, nor even an irrationally, credible, explanation for not only the statement by the President, but the fact that, apparently, no one in his audience examined the claim.

    I realize that my country is well on the way to being not only illiterate, but also innumerate, but this kind of idiocy (intentional or not) is nothing short of frightening. The fact that an educated priest thinks it is simple hyperbole does nothing to counter that sense of fear, and in point of fact, simply makes it all that much more keen.

    Pax et bonum,
    Keith Töpfer, LCDR, USN [ret]

  3. One is tempted to think of the Anti-Christ when Obama and his policy exaggerations are mentioned. But I don't really want to go there. The abysmal and deliberate ignorance of those who dote on the Progressive message is just too depressing to contemplate.

    No, Fr. Weir, this is not mere hyperbole; it is deliberate deception, aka lying.