Perhaps that's too much to hope for. But I'd support it wholeheartedly. Reality fans have got to love this shirt:
(Cafe Press has more stuff here.)
Paul Ryan represent Obama's most horrifying nightmare: math.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 11, 2012
Math is kryptonite to these people.Yes, but I'd rather not think of Obama and company as supermen. How about vampires, with math as sunlight? The truth about entitlements can't be endured by the Dems, so they continually resort to lies and misdirection. Back to Carney:
Ryan's budget would not change anything about Medicare for people over age 54 or anyone younger who wants to go onto traditional Medicare. Ryan's plan, crafted with Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden -- who earns gushing praise from self-styled wonks on the Left as a serious legislator (which he is) -- merely allows some people to opt instead for a voucherized version of Medicare.Paul Ryan isn't really going to push Granny off the cliff, but the cliff is real, and we're headed straight for it:
So Democrats assert that Ryan-Wyden would "end Medicare as we know it," because any modification of any existing policy would "end" that policy "as we know it."
This slippery charge is Team Obama's standard rhetorical tack: Say something clearly misleading, but with one potential interpretation that could be construed as not a lie.
The Democratic alternative to Ryan's Medicare reform, meanwhile is, well, nothing.
The "end Medicare as we know it" mantra highlights two ways in which it is the Democratic Party that is deeply unserious.Read the rest of Carney's piece, along with NRO's The Return of Mediscare, and pass them on.
First, it echoes Obama's mendacity. Second, it reflects the party's irresponsible insistence on looking the other way while driving our government full speed toward the cliff of insolvency.
I'm thinking it would make sense to require voters to pass a little math test, or actually an arithmetic test, as in 1+1=2, but I know that's an elitist/racist suggestion. So how about at least requiring our elected representatives, cabinet appointees, and Treasury officials to demonstrate, through some basic computation, that they're at least on speaking terms with reality?
PS: Wouldn't you love to see Obama's math grades?
Also see Ed Morrissey: Video: Romney, Ryan play offense on Medicare in 60 Minutes appearance
Another from Jim Geraghty: Invasion of the Entitlement Crisis Deniers
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