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Entry from August 06, 2013
“Math trumps politics”

"Math (always) trumps politics” means that the fiscal realities of a budget always come first; a government can’t do much of anything without money.  The “math” involves how a government can come up with the money. “Math trumps politics” has been cited in print since at least October 2008, when the tax plans of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama were compared.

A similar saying is “money trumps politics.”


Shaun Kenney
Comparing the McCain and Obama Tax Plans
Posted on 27 October 2008 by Shaun Kenney
…or another reason why math trumps politics:
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Short version: McCain’s plan is good for families, Obama’s plan is good for just right now.

TheAmericanRight Web Forum
Dr. Madd
02-10-2010, 12:21 PM
Scarymary: Nicely summed up. Basic math trumps politics… EVERY TIME.

Things Red Wing
February 11, 2011 · 6:24 AM
Civic Caucus: Effective budget solutions impossible without structural change
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Step out of the political spin zone and click here to read more about how our changing demographics are impacting state and local government.  We’re reminded that Math trumps Politics.

Chris of Rights
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Day Of Reckoning Is Coming
Posted by Chris Of Rights at 12:16 PM
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At the risk of repeating myself again, math trumps politics.

You may hate the Ryan plan. But at least it faces reality. If you don’t like it, come up with your own, but if it doesn’t include entitlement reform, all you’re doing is wasting your time and everyone else’s.

Neo-Neocon
July 29th, 2011
Debt ceiling negotiations, redux
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COMMENTS
rickl Says:
July 29th, 2011 at 9:41 pm
I’ve quoted and linked Karl Denninger’s Market Ticker here many times. In my opinion, it’s one of the most important sites on the internet for economic issues.

If I had to boil down his thousands of Tickers into a single phrase, it would be this: “Math trumps politics.”

Chris of Rights
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A Few More Depressing Thoughts About The Debt
Posted by Chris Of Rights at 9:22 AM
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Math trumps politics.

I keep saying that and I will continue to say it until November 2012, and probably beyond.

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Patrick Strother
‏@PatrickStrother
At some point government collides with basic Math, which ultimately trumps politics, ala Greece.  http://su.pr/2rfiO2
6:44 AM - 16 Feb 12

Doug Ross @ Journal
Saturday, July 27, 2013
DOOMED: Top 9 Big Cities That Will Soon Be Following Detroit Down the Black Hole of Democrat-Union Bankruptcy
Because math always trumps politics.

Doug Ross @ Journal
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Detroit-like Collapse Closing in on Chicago due to Math and a Shortage of Pink Ponies, But Mostly Math
“Math always trumps politics.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, August 06, 2013 • Permalink