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Wed Mar 25, 2015, 05:54 PM

 

GOP Rep claims Obamacare costing $5 million per enrollee. Turns out he's off by about $5 million

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/25/1373201/-GOP-Rep-claims-Obamacare-costing-5-million-per-enrollee-Turns-out-he-s-off-by-about-5-million

Texas GOP Representative Pete Sessions (R-Math Challenged) Recently claimed on house floor that the cost of each enrollee was costing the U.S. treasury $5 million. He came up with that estimate by taking a $108 billion estimate cost and dividing by 12 million new enrollees.

The only problem with that? 108 billion divided by 12 million equals about 9,000. So he was only off by about $4,991,000.

From this morning's Dallas Morning News:

Pete Sessions is one of our local teabagger members, so I can understand how he may not be able to do basic math. But to be off by that much? As a Texas resident, I hope this is not a reflection of the quality of education in this state. Sadly, it just might be.



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Reply GOP Rep claims Obamacare costing $5 million per enrollee. Turns out he's off by about $5 million (Original post)
KamaAina Mar 2015 OP
NanceGreggs Mar 2015 #1
GeorgeGist Mar 2015 #2
valerief Mar 2015 #3
FiveGoodMen Mar 2015 #4
Faryn Balyncd Mar 2015 #5
Jack Rabbit Mar 2015 #6
Cryptoad Mar 2015 #7
LynneSin Mar 2015 #8
Android3.14 Mar 2015 #9
pnwmom Mar 2015 #10
ThoughtCriminal Mar 2015 #11
KamaAina Mar 2015 #12
samsingh Mar 2015 #13
stage left Mar 2015 #14
mainer Mar 2015 #15
Takket Mar 2015 #16

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 05:57 PM

1. So big deal.

What's a difference of $5 million, give or take?

Everybody rounds up.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 05:59 PM

2. I want to live in a world ...

where Republicans can't get elected.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:04 PM

3. I'll one-better that. I want to live in a world where Republicans can't get born. nt

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:25 PM

4. This will go on until we decide to punish lying.

Nothing else will do.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:28 PM

5. Thought they taught better math at Southwestern University. Guess the RW politics fried his brain.












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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:09 PM

6. Are the math books approved by the Texas BOE as bad as their science and history books?

Just wondering.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:14 PM

7. YOu can see now why they have to

get rid of that commie common Core!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:22 PM

8. Maybe $4,999,999.99

We'll give him a penny

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:30 PM

9. Sounds like Ted Cruz has been copying Pete's homework.

 

These idiots,

These complete idiots that make such stupid-stupid-stupid errors of fact are creating the budget and deciding on women's reproductive rights.

You know why they keep trying to ban abortion?

I'll tell you why.

If a woman realizes someone with the moral and intellectual capacity of an angry nine-year-old has managed to impregnate her, she will run out and receive an abortion so quick you would think she was carrying the gene engineered cross of a human and a lemming.

They do this because it increases their chance to successfully reproduce.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:33 PM

10. And it doesn't even cost that much because those costs are balanced by Federal government

savings for not having to reimburse hospitals for uninsured patients.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 08:33 PM

11. Once you understand that Republicans are very, very bad at math

then you get an important insight about how their proposed budgets work.

"Decimal places", "carrying" and multi-digit numbers are apparently have some kind of liberal bias thing.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:07 PM

12. As does reality.

 

According to the learned Stephen T. Colbert, DFA.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:12 PM

13. don't tell a repug a fact

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:09 PM

14. Mathematically challenged

as well as empathy-impaired. Republicans have it all.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:21 PM

15. Was this on Fox news yesterday?

I was sitting in a doctor's waiting room and heard something about "Obamacare" and "5 million dollars" and "isn't it outrageous?" I wasn't really listening but I'm assuming this must be what they were talking about.

(And one of the other patients was a Teabagger who stood up and started ranting about "that damn Obamacare" and "isn't this just what you'd expect."

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:25 PM

16. *sigh*

just keep voting for these people Fundies.........

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