Ted Cruz Uses Obscure Holiday To Complain About National Debt

March 14, 2014 10:54 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used math geek holiday Pi Day as an excuse to crack wise about the national debt.

The Texas Republican tweeted Friday that he hopes there are fewer digits in the national debt than in Pi, the irrational number defined as the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter, when the debt limit suspension ends this time next year.

Cruz seems to have forgotten a key geometry lesson, though: while Pi is taught to students in its abbreviated form, 3.14, its digits actually go on infinitely, leaving the national debt unable to ever catch up.

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