IRS and Obama Administration Playing the ODDS
On July 17 Congressman Mick Mulvaney from South Carolina’s 4th district posted the following information on his Facebook page:
“In all the (justified) uproar about the border — and, yes, we are looking into that story about the government buying a luxury resort to house illegal immigrants — it seems that the IRS debacle has sort of gone to the back burner for a bit. That said, just because it has been pushed out of the headlines doesn’t mean we aren’t still investigating. We are.
And I found this today from a friend of mine who is on the committee. I thought it might offer some perspective.
-The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480.
-The odds of winning the Powerball is 1 in 175,223,510.
-The odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in 258,890,850.
-The odds of a disk drive failing in any given month are roughly 1 in 36. The odds of 2 different drives failing in the same month are roughly 1 in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of 3 drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656.
-The odds of 7 different drives failing in the same month (like what happened at the IRS when they received a letter asking about emails targeting conservative and pro-Israeli groups) is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096 (that’s over 78 billion). In other words, the odds are greater that you will win the Florida Lottery 342 times than having those 7 IRS hard drives crash in the same month.”
I do not know about other Americans….but with those odds, I would love to take Lois Lerner to Vegas for some luck at the tables!”