Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Basic Math

Liberal activists and Democratic party faithful continue to blame Republicans for the failure of Congress to pass health care reform. These political operatives apparently failed basic math.

Democrats control the House of Representatives with 256 votes. It only takes 218 votes to pass legislation. Using some simple math, we find the Speaker and the President have 38 votes to spare in their quest for socialized medicine – at least in the House of Representatives.

256 – 218 = 38

Democrats also control the Senate – with a filibuster proof majority. No GOP obstruction possible there either.

So why hasn’t the President been able to get his way? Where are our new government health insurance cards?

The dirty little secret is that the Democrats themselves are scared of Obama care and for good reason.