This exchange wins the Internet for the day—it's House Majority Leader Eric Cantor trying to defend the bogus unskewing Republicans attempted with Obamacare enrollments, which I suppose is actually less of a math problem than an honesty problem.
House GOP E&C confirms @charles_gaba's math that their report found 3.65 million federal ACA enrollees. Actual # via HHS: 5,446,178.
@gopleader @sabrinasiddiqui Good Lord. You're the House Majority Leader and you can't do basic math? Please, you're embarrassing me.
@gopleader @sabrinasiddiqui Your 2.45M figure means you only counted 2/3 of the total Fed Exchange enrollments.
At which point Eric Cantor bows out of the discussion entirely. Smart move.
2:49 PM PT: Charles (aka Brainwrap) goes through the math here. But the basic issue is that Cantor is not being honest with the numbers he's using in that tweet.
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