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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…

Republicans march kids ten miles, through six feet of snow, uphill….both ways

Governor Rick Perry of Texas at a book signing...

When a NY Times article on state cuts to school districts in Texas opens with a high school kid trudging two miles through mud to get to school, well…we know what we’re in for:

School buses passed by 16-year-old Aubrey Sandifer as he walked home one recent afternoon in this rural town northeast of Austin.

If Democrats had initiated the cuts, we’d be hearing about the positives of the latest ‘anti-obesity’ campaign and how forty minutes of walking reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, and laziness.  Instead, the tires of the evil 1% Republicans are once again splashing mud on the hopes of the 99%.

Another question raised by this opening statement: are these trials and tribulations a case of budget crunching or inefficient planning by a bloated bureaucracy?  Of all these school buses that ‘passed-by’ Mr. Sandifer, none could give poor Aubrey a ride?  At least cut his walk in half?  Read more…

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