Monday, February 14, 2005

Republican mathematics.

Following a post over at
Eschaton, we get to a recent piece of Brad Delong's (it's worth reading the whole piece) where he quotes Michael Kinsley to hilarious effect on the subject of Social Security (and innumeracy in general):

Bush might as well be proposing legislation that two plus two is five. And if that happened, there would be no shortage of Republicans prepared to endorse this view, experts on arithmetic to declare that it is a very difficult question, research to indicate that the answer may lie anywhere between 2.3 and 7.09, moderate Washington sages to urge caution, media to report both sides of the question...

Well said, Mikey.

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