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.