Still More Fun with math…again!

8 Oct

Here we go…again!

More exciting news is on hand for the mathematically challenged and for teachers everywhere should Mr. Willard Romney be elected as president of the United States!

No doubt standardized tests will have to be updated and recalculated to accommodate the new math. Here are just a few examples of what our students and teachers will have to look forward to.

 

“The president’s put it in place as much public debt — almost as much debt held by the public as all prior presidents combined.” When President Obama took office, the national debt stood at $10.626 trillion. Now the national debt is over $16 trillion or a $5.374 trillion increase.

 

RomneyMath:  5.374 = 10.626

 

“My — my number-one principal is, there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. I want to underline that: no tax cut that adds to the deficit.” A Tax Policy Center analysis of Romney’s proposal for a 20 percent across-the-board tax cut in all federal income tax rates, eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax, eliminating the estate tax and other tax reductions, would reduce federal revenue by $480 billion in 2015.

 

RomneyMath:  X – 480,000,000,000 = X

 

In one year, you provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world. Now, I like green energy as well, but that’s about 50 years’ worth of what oil and gas receives.” The $90 billion was given out over several years and $23 billion of the $90 billion “went toward “clean coal,” energy-efficiency upgrades, updating the electricity grid and environmental clean-up of nuclear waste. Oil and Gas tax breaks equal about 2.4 billion dollars a year.

 

RomneyMath:  90-23 = 50 X 2.4 …OR 67 = 120

 

I think about half of [the green firms Obama invested in have gone out of business.” As of late last year, only “three out of the 26 recipients of 1705 loan guarantees have filed for bankruptcy.

 

RomneyMath:  3 = 26/2 …OR 3 = 13

 

No matter who one votes for, I think that facts should matter. If we really care about education then we have to care about facts. Remember your vote counts! Unless of course we change counting too.

7 Responses to “Still More Fun with math…again!”

  1. kiltman249 October 9, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    We need a fact-checking app, that updates every time a candidate says something that relies on data/facts. Can you imagine a real-time debate feed? Big FALSEs would coming up every time someone opens their mouth.

    • gpicone October 9, 2012 at 2:11 am #

      YES!

  2. jameswharris October 9, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Romney also knows about the New Rhetoric – if you say it on TV people will believe. The day after the debate I heard many people quote those new math numbers.

    Also, we live in a nation of new mathematicians who add beliefs and not numbers. Few people have the knack to apply simple rule of thumb calculations quickly to any numbers they hear.

    • missriete October 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

      I teach at a school for special education. We have special programs for those who can’t do math 😉

      • jameswharris October 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

        Who do we provide the special education to, the public who are too willing to believe, or the politicians who are too willing to lie?

      • missriete October 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

        Maybe we should give two courses 😉

  3. Megan October 10, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    This is great!

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