While stumping for support of Barney Frank's 'Leave no Child's Behind' initiative President Obama graced the sixth grade math class of PC222 with his presence.
It began with a prepared mathematical explanation of how spending 900 billion on health care will save 100 billion within ten years and ended with a question and answer period that the tykes, terrified of the reform bills measure for retroactive abortion, excitedly participated in.
The first was quite innocent with one bright eyed future organ donor asking what a trillion looked like. Mr. Obama, very experienced in the matter, went to the chalk board and with a skin crawling display of modern math wrote the commas and zeros correct. The next question had more of a political flair.
"Mr. President why is it that every time the Democrats pass a bill or cram a bailout down the taxpayers throat the total price tag is just under a trillion?" Mr. Obama asked the child's name, wrote something in his notebook, and then went on to the next question. "Mr. President if you left on a plane in New York at 9:00 and Nancy Pelosi left the San Diego Zoo at 12:00 to meet Joe Biden in Minnesota for a beer how much would the cost of the meeting increase the deficit?"
"Just under a trillion dollars."
Next was a question from a youngster identified as one of the worse students. "Mr. President if I embrace Barney Frank's new initiative with great enthusiasm does that mean I can get immunity from the retro abortion measure?"
"Absolutely." The President, shocked that sixth graders had a better grasp of politics than American voters, urged the students to ask only math questions. The number one student in the class, wearing an Obama Girl t-shirt, waved her hand frantically in the air. "Oh I have the answer Mr. Obama on how spending 900 billion saves 100 billion. Out of every dollar Washington spends less than ten percent actually goes to the issue; the math works!"
Another doomed student, bearing a sardonic grin, asked the final question.
"Mr. President we know that after thousand comes million, after million comes billion and after billion comes trillion but what comes after trillion?"
"Uh, Uh," Obama shuffled "I don't know." Suddenly the look of complete shock altered into one of incredible excitement. "I do not know the answer to that question but I swear to you me and my fellow Democrats will not rest until we find out what it is."
Actual fact warning: divide the national debt by US population....$41,231.25 per person. Make your check payable to President Barrack Obama c/o Barney Frank!