Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nancy Pelosi’s absurd math on senior citizens losing their meals

For those of you that linked here from my comments on the Washington Post Fact Checker hatchet job: "Newt Gingrich’s Pinocchio-laden debut" -- here is the Nancy Pilosi piece I referenced. Achieving four (4) Pinocchios puts Newt in some pretty elite company, a feat last achieved on 7 April by House Minority Leader Pelosi when the WaPo called her out for her “absurd math on senior citizens losing their meals." Seems Ms. Nancy said: “In one of the bills before us, 6 million seniors are deprived of meals — homebound seniors are deprived of meals." The WaPo pointed out Tons of problems with Pelosi’s statistic not the least of which was only 2.6 million seniors receive meals. Seems the meal program (cost ~$818M/year) is managed by the Administration on Aging (AOA), an arm of Health and Human Services and The House bill only cut $65M from the entire HHS $2.4B agency budget.

When the Washington Post awards a Liberal Democrat Four Pinocchios, they must be a World Class, can’t hide it, stand out in a crowd, No denying it -- LIAR – of the first water! Such must be the case for that “Favorite Son” (I mean daughter) of the great State of California. Read the entire article for yourself here but too bad the WaPo Pinocchio meter pegs out at four because I suspect Ms. Nancy would have gotten five if the scale went that high