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It's Obama's Math that Doesn't Add Up

Marek3 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 7:27 PM
Brian, A. 80 Billion is "that's it" we have 1 Trillion per year deficits. B. it won't raise 80 Billion anyway, like always the mat never works like Dems think it will. To a Dem if you paying $20 on $100 at 20% then if we raise it to 30% you get $30... Nope, sorry in real life, you be lucky to get $22-23 on that, and usually you end up getting closer to $18-19. Of course after the reality hits, some yahoo comes out and finds an excuse why revenue wasn't so large. C. total war debt was 3T ( Liberal math, reality is less than that), our Deficit is 16T, do the math. Our defense spending is 18% of Budget, entitlement 60% which do you think is bigger share and therefore must be cut? D. War in Afghanistan is over.
President Obama often boils down the issues around his plan to raise income taxes by saying it's all about the "math," a subject he doesn't seem to know much about.

No doubt the White House would argue the point, but the uncomfortable fact remains that after four years in office, the unemployment rate remains painfully high and economic growth is slowing down. Clearly, the president's math isn't working well, and neither are 23 million Americans who want full-time jobs.

But even a cursory analysis of the mathematical issues at the center of the battle over the "fiscal cliff" raises some fundamental numbers Obama...