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Pic Of The Moment: LOL Obamacare Costs $5 Million Per Enrollee? A Teabagger Does The Math...



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


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: LOL Obamacare Costs $5 Million Per Enrollee? A Teabagger Does The Math... (Original post)
EarlG Mar 2015 OP
Xipe Totec Mar 2015 #1
underpants Mar 2015 #7
bvf Mar 2015 #21
MADem Mar 2015 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2015 #18
bvf Mar 2015 #23
raven mad Mar 2015 #52
BlueJazz Mar 2015 #3
Johonny Mar 2015 #4
Xipe Totec Mar 2015 #11
Jamaal510 Mar 2015 #55
kairos12 Mar 2015 #5
father founding Mar 2015 #6
samsingh Mar 2015 #8
Yavin4 Mar 2015 #9
tclambert Mar 2015 #20
Yavin4 Mar 2015 #27
erronis Mar 2015 #22
OffWithTheirHeads Mar 2015 #42
SummerSnow Mar 2015 #44
central scrutinizer Mar 2015 #10
Curmudgeoness Mar 2015 #12
turbinetree Mar 2015 #13
WatchWhatISay Mar 2015 #14
WatchWhatISay Mar 2015 #15
MrScorpio Mar 2015 #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2015 #17
dem in texas Mar 2015 #19
calimary Mar 2015 #24
Lifelong Protester Mar 2015 #25
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2015 #26
wordpix Mar 2015 #28
Jim Lane Mar 2015 #29
mrmpa Mar 2015 #30
tclambert Mar 2015 #31
TeamPooka Mar 2015 #32
Initech Mar 2015 #33
whopis01 Mar 2015 #40
bulloney Mar 2015 #34
czarjak Mar 2015 #35
stillwaiting Mar 2015 #36
marym625 Mar 2015 #37
knightmaar Mar 2015 #38
world wide wally Mar 2015 #39
d_legendary1 Mar 2015 #41
Enthusiast Mar 2015 #43
AllyCat Mar 2015 #45
DFW Mar 2015 #46
drm604 Mar 2015 #47
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 #48
drray23 Mar 2015 #49
blkmusclmachine Mar 2015 #50
Thinkingabout Mar 2015 #51
libodem Mar 2015 #53
Major Hogwash Mar 2015 #54
IronLionZion Mar 2015 #56
yellowcanine Mar 2015 #57

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:36 AM

1. Well, to be fair, he can't tell the difference between division and multiplication either. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:59 AM

7. There is a lot of division these days in the Republican camp

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:36 PM

21. LOL! That was my first reaction too! n/t.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:37 AM

2. Where did that nitwit go to school? Talk about embarassing!!!!

I think the institutions that issued him diplomas/degrees oughta ask for those sheepskins back!

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:56 AM

18. Home schooled

on Hee Haw reruns.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:38 PM

23. ~~Gloom, despair, 'n agony on me...

 

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:48 PM

52. Sure he did -

after the repukes cut a lot of the educational budgets in every state and put in their curriculum!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:42 AM

3. 3 + 4 = 453 Shit! 5 + 1 = 24 Shit! 1 + 9 = 1,000,000,000 DAMN! Somebody help me with this.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:45 AM

4. Is there a smart Republican

or are these the smart Republicans and the dumb Republicans you don't want to meet?

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Response to Johonny (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:13 AM

11. Well, when they try to think, it smarts. Does that count? nt

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Response to Johonny (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 02:40 AM

55. There's Jon Huntsman

and Colin Powell, but besides those 2, the more enlightened ones are few and far between.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:50 AM

5. Their math skills excel even that of their spelling abilities.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 10:55 AM

6. and everybody uses their textbooks

 

State education departments should start rethinking their policies about the textbook selection process.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/jun/21/how-texas-inflicts-bad-textbooks-on-us/

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:04 AM

8. how stupid are repugs? this is the party of personal responsibility?

idiot can't even do simple math.

fing morons. How can we trust them on anything - and he's wasting the governmental body's time.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:06 AM

9. Math has a liberal bias

You cannot trust it.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:21 PM

20. This explains the Republican budget proposals, too.

They insist the arithmetic works out so cutting taxes for the rich while increasing military spending will balance the budget. But the dreaded liberal conspiracy has succeeded in sabotaging every calculator in existence to make it look like their math doesn't work.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:49 PM

27. Precisely. Just ask Governor Brownback

His budget deficits are entirely due to the Liberal bias of adding and subtracting.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:36 PM

22. Yup - can't trust math or science!

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:27 PM

42. It also uses Arabic numerals. Probably some Muslin ones too.

 

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:33 PM

44. Wonder which numbers are Muslim according to Rethugs? lol

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:07 AM

10. Everything's bigger in Texas

Including the idiots: W, Cruz, this bozo

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:17 AM

12. And we can't even blame it on a missed decimal point.

Where the hell did he get his number???? I am curious to see his work.

Oh, it looks like he just pulled it out of his ass.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:23 AM

13. Degree

He must have failed in his charter school, private school, home school, and if he had gone to a public school he would know that in a public school they were not worried about making a profit off people for Wall Street, Hedge funds, and anyone else that is in for greed.
No wonder the country is in the shape its in, we have staff members and a congressman not knowing how to divide, let alone add, multiply and subtract, and (he wants to eliminate the Department of Education), unless its against the citizens of the country with hate and fear as a tactic and to put everyone in the poor house when it comes to health care, what a hypocrite
He reminds me of O'Reilly 2+2=5 dam it, that's my math.
And just for curiosity did he get his degree from a degree mill, just asking

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:33 AM

14. You dont have any idea just how accurate this assessment of Pete is - I do!

I went to Southwest Texas State University (now renamed Texas State Univ.) in the mid 70's and Pete was there my freshman year. After that, I heard he didn't return the next year because he flunked out.

He was the roommate of a good friend of mine. My friend was a lot of fun - the kind of guy everyone liked, but Pete didn't run with our crowd or any other crowd there. He had one male friend that he ran around with named Joe, and that was the only friend he appeared to have - really, he was kind of anti-social. My friend even tried to get Pete to ask me out, but Pete wasn't interested. I got the impression that he thought he was too good for people at that school.

He was very nice looking, but that appeared to be the only thing he had going for him. hat picture of him above suits his personality - a bit lost and confused.

He went to some other college and somehow, I believe he eventually graduated from a small private college, probably with a lot of help.

His father is William Sessions, former director of the FBI.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:46 AM

16. For right wing Republicans, ideology trumps unproven things like basic math and science… nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:55 AM

17. Everything's big in Texas

Especially the dumbasses.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:06 PM

19. Locals keep track of the dumb things he says

There is a blog or newspaper, can't remember which that keeps track of the stupid things Pete Sessions says.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:38 PM

24. Darwin Award-winner.

And jeff sessions in the Senate is no better. Another idiot. Just like this ridiculous pathetic dingdong.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:38 PM

25. That there is embarrassing!

And those dopes want to cut school funding???

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:49 PM

26. Remembering when Clinton said he brought math to DC.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:09 PM

28. he would never think of asking Big Pharma & Insurance why they're charging such over inflated

**%$#@!@*(!! prices. e.g. a round of my chemo, which costs $3600 for drugs + administration according to NIH, has an "allowed charge" of $23K! Of that, about $21K is for the chemo (not life-saving, no new and not state-of-the art).

But these R a-hats never ask these questions of their puppetmasters b/c they're BOUGHT and PAID for.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:50 PM

29. Doing the multiplication is amusing, too.

His figures are: 12 million participants at a cost of $5 million each.

What's the total cost? Multiplying those two numbers tells us that the total cost is $60 trillion.

What's notable is that GDP in 2014 -- the size of the entire U.S. economy, including health care for those 12 million, health care for everyone else, and everything (public sector and private sector) that went on that wasn't health care -- was $17.4 trillion, according to the Department of Commerce. So it would have taken more than years' output of the entire economy to fund one year's worth of Obamacare costs, according to the Hon. Pete Sessions.

Even if you give up on Sessions having any functioning neurons, you'd think somebody on his staff would've noticed this.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:01 PM

30. He believes in the old adage............

"close enough for government work"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:18 PM

31. Well, I guess we now know who Republicans will make Chairman of the House Committee on Mathematics.

Maybe he can finally get that bill passed to change Pi to 3.0 even, getting rid of all those sloppy decimal places. Then if he orders a 12 inch pizza, he will know the circumference must be 20,000.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:20 PM

32. What a fucking idiot. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:25 PM

33. Where do we find these people????

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Response to Initech (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:57 PM

40. In the Republican Party. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:43 PM

34. And they just put their ignorance out there for everyone to see, like they're so proud of themselves

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:04 PM

35. Like we need another reminder of the Stupid Party...

But thanks for the unsolicited conformation, again.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:13 PM

36. Unbelievable stupidity. No surprise which Party it comes from. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:35 PM

37. How do they not make sure what they say makes sense before they say it?

Dear dog! It's bad enough he doesn't know how to do simple math. Add in he doesn't know the difference between multiplication and division and it's an epic error.

But, it hasn't stopped any of them yet.

Great job Earl!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:37 PM

38. What was he doing though?

What operation and series of decimal point shifting did he engage in?

I can't do anything
( 108 x 10 ^ num1 ) ANY OPERATION ( 12 x 10 ^ num2)

And come up with 5 million.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:40 PM

39. And this guy knows how to calculate what is best for our national budget?

That gets into TRILLIONS!
He needs to get Ghomert to check his work before turning it in

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:18 PM

41. I used to think these geniuses had some page or lackey do their calculations

and that's why they sounded irrational. Turns out their bigger dumb asses than the people who elected (alleged) them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:31 PM

43. Well, he's a Republican so......................

math is not his strong suit.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 05:06 PM

45. So isn't that division?

Or is this Common Core?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 05:57 PM

46. This moron "represents" my district in Congress

Of course, my district is no longer my old district. It used to be solidly all in Dallas, and we sent the incredibly able Democrat Martin Frost to Congress for 13 terms. The came DeLay's Gerrymandering, and our district suddenly consisted of a tiny sliver of the old district (the part with us in it) and a whole swath of Bible Belt hicks outside town. Welcome, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-TX, who could use a few private sessions of his own in remedial math, it seems. I think he must have dropped out around the second grade if his math is this bad.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:03 PM

47. "I'm not a mathematician"

That'll probably be the excuse if anyone asks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:09 PM

48. The dumbass also doesn't know division from multiplication!

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:15 PM

49. does not matter.

Its effective. Since the media hardly challenges and stigmatize liars, it is politically useful to lie and spread falsehoods.

You can bet that some of his constituents will remember and believe this number. We should see that percolating soon in the twitter and facebook feeds..

Once it is taken over by the uninformed gop voters, they will tout it as gospel and you wont be able to convince them the number was wrong and arose from a basic math error.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:58 PM

50. http://successify.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/idiot-test.jpg

 




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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:10 PM

51. See, whoever said you have to be smart to be a republican lied.

As George W said, you can still be president even with a C average.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 09:29 PM

53. Do The Math

What a concept.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 09:42 PM

54. He said this out loud? In public? On the floor of the House?

Did all of his colleagues give him a standing ovation?
Did they slap him on the back afterwords for going all the way and trying to sound smart?

<---- Representative Pete Sessions, dumb as rock, and proud of it!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:55 AM

56. See, this is why they cut education funding

they don't want us to catch their lies!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 08:49 AM

57. For some reason I always confuse Pete Sessions and Jeff Sessions.

Wonder why that is??

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