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Barack Obama’s Country for Kids Who Can’t Add Good

Zoolander and Hansel ponder Matilda's wordsObama’s fundamental transformation of America will hit a new stage when he hires the 100,000 math and science teachers he promised during the 2012 presidential campaign.

What does this mean?

It means we’ll have 2,000 more teachers for each state, one more teacher for every 500 school-age children, and 6,250 more school administrators to oversee these teachers.

One drawback to this math boom exists.

If all these extra teachers generate an uptick in the arithmetical acumen of Obama’s followers, Democrat voters who want to soak the “rich” may actually start doing the math.

This means:

Democrat voters may figure out that taxing the “rich” even at French tax rates wouldn’t cover half of one annual Obama budget.

Democrat voters may figure out the ongoing and exponential increases of unfunded liabilities in Medicare and Social Security mean that if Harry Reid keeps preventing the programs from being re-structured, he’ll soon be protecting the cooked meat of these sacred cows.

Democrat voters may figure out the absurdity of the current fiscal cliff conversation, which revolves around a class warfare argument over Grover Norquist and a few billion dollars in additional tax revenue (theoretically). We’d instead be talking about the $8 trillion a year it will take to keep just Medicare and Social Security going and that the combined gross annual income of every individual in the country making over $66,193 is only $5.1 trillion.

For those who haven’t been educated yet by Obama’s new teachers, that’s a $2.9 trillion gap.

It reminds me of this distillation of the ongoing state of affairs in the Middle East: Read more…

Lindsey Graham, The Negotiator

When Lindsey Graham went to buy his first car, he told the salesman, “Listen, I promised myself that I wouldn’t spend more than $10K, but I don’t want to come off as a hard ass, and the reality is that I could go as high as $12K and still be able to afford the payments.”

During the recent NBA lockout, he advised the Players Association, “Look, I know every percentage point of revenue split means tens of millions of dollar, and the owners aren’t being entirely fair with their proposal. But my recommendation is that you make an announcement that your “hard” 52% position is actually flexible, and you’re not actually willing to suspend the season. After all, what’s $100 million or so when the cost is that the owners’ families will accuse you of being unreasonable?”

Maybe those two incidents never actually happened, but they do approximate Lindsey Graham’s strategy for negotiating with Democrats over how to address our national fiscal crisis, as reported by Yahoo News:

“Top Conservative says read my lips: Don’t sign ‘no new tax’ pledge”

Let’s stop there. I probably should have warned you earlier that we’re entering an alternate universe where Lindsey Graham is considered a “Top Conservative”. Continuing: Read more…

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