Ladies and gentlemen, something truly incredible has happened.
Today, Bryan Fischer, who may possibly be the dumbest, most reality-impaired man on Earth, said something so stupid that even he himself eventually realized it was stupid.
It began when Fischer engaged with a caller (named Axel) into his radio show about better solutions to the Affordable Care Act. The caller claimed that everyone in his family had insurance coverage for $1 million in medical expenses and wondered, hypothetically, why the government didn't just give everyone $1.5 to $2 million a piece to cover their expenses instead of spending more than half a billion dollars on a website that didn't work.
The claim wasn't true, as even far-right-leaning websites like The Blaze have pointed out, but given that Bryan Fischer likely has never fact-checked anything in his entire life, it should have been no surprise that he ran with it anyway.
"That is brilliant," Fischer said of the suggestion, "because there's three hundred and fifteen million Americans, lifetime caps on most insurance policies is two million dollars. [...] That would be the solution right there, just establish a health savings account for everybody -- a HSA -- and put two million dollars in it for every single American. That's six hundred and thirty million dollars: Problem solved!"
Actually, Fischer's and Axel's "brilliant" solution would have cost roughly six hundred and thirty trillion dollars.
There's that pesky communist arithmetic again.
And yes, this was such a phenomenal blunder that even Bryan Fischer himself eventually caught it.
"Well, let's see," said Fisher. "That's not right -- the math isn't right on that."
He never did figure out the actual figure, but he did figure out that his original figure would have only been if only two dollars had been given per person.
For years, humanity has wondered if it even existed, but today, it has finally been discovered: A point so far removed from reality that even Bryan Fischer gradually brought himself back down from it.