Erik Paulsen the math guy??

Erik Paulsen is running an ad claiming to be a math guy

Yet his June 17, 2009 press release makes this claim,

The President’s budget calls for the public debt to double within five years and to triple within ten years.

Now I realize that journalists may not be good at math, as they consistently fail to question this lie (see my math here, and example of failure of the media here).  Yet we have Paulsen making the claim that he is good at math in the ad, but he didn’t do the math because it doesn’t add it up.  Not only that, but he is not good at accounting, because he is only looking at one side of the balance sheet, spending, not at revenue (taxes).

Paulsen is not good at math, and he only sees one side of the balance sheet.  Hope the 3rd district realizes he is no Jim Ramstad and try a Democrat for a change.




  1. October 3, 2010 at 9:40 am

    […] First posted on the End The Echo blog, […]

  2. Fisher said,

    October 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Erik Paulsen was a math major at St Olaf College, hence “math guy”.

    • Josh said,

      October 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      @Fisher – the debt won’t double in 5 years. Regardless of his major, his statement was press release was bad math, and his ad presented only one way to reduce the deficit.

      I am sure his math skills are just fine, but his politics are getting in the way of skills.

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