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Look I know some of you believe that if you take something away that you will have less than you started with. Absolute tosh, you will have more.

Look I really don't want you to change channel, just watch me make an ass of myself, isn't that good enough for you?

Look I don't want to come across as a wonk and heaven alone knows my arithmetic is the very definition of wonky [unstable].

Look, I could bore you for hours trying to convince you that subtraction is in fact addition, but you would only be confused, just let us conservative intellectuals deal with the hard natural philosophy.

Take my word for it, if we cut revenue we will in fact have more revenue because we will stop subtracting from the revenue by removing some entitlements. As you all know entitlements actually subtract from the whole, so we will use them to add to the parts.

By this addition we will have reduced the subtraction and will have in fact more than we started with. This is known as the Ryan uncertainty principle:

If you know how much revenue you have got, then you don't know where it comes from, if you know where it comes from, then you don't know how much revenue you have.

It's no use throwing your hands up, I knew you just didn't have the wonkiness to ascertain the finesse that is; conservative mathematics.

Can you blame me for not wanting to start this in the first place?

Next week I will apply Ryan fast fuzzier transforms combined with Vectorless Romney Algebra in n dimensions to prove that emergency room treatment is the most cost effective solution for Heath Care.

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