The Corner

Worst Specimen of Logic From a Politician Anywhere, Ever

“‘It is better to suffer from typhoid than to be a millionaire, because

according to statistics the mortality rate of those suffering from typhoid

is 10 per cent, while millionaires all die,’ said Viktor Orban, former Prime

Minister [of Hungary], currently President of senior opposition party Fidesz

quoting an old anecdote in response to Prime Minister Medgyessy’s claim –

based on statistical data – that unemployment was not on the rise in

Hungary. Medgyessy had officially invited Orban to discuss a set of current

issues privately in his office on March 1.”

(Courtesy of the Hungarian Information Center.)

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