Each year, thousands of high school students take the ACT, the American College Test, to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in a breadth of college preparatory courses and allow universities to evaluate their readiness for higher education. Our kids can't get into college without taking an exam-isn't it time for us to think about testing our Presidential Candidates before we elect them to the highest post in the nation?
The correct answer is 'yes'-so I have designed a American Presidential Test for this year's candidates, otherwise known as the APT. Sample questions are excerpted for easy cramming:
Cookie jar is to hand as Social Security is to ____________
Reducing the deficit
What is the next step in this series: 2 million deficit...50 million deficit...700 million deficit...2 trillion deficit...___________
Social Security Privatization (see above)
3 point prime interest rate cuts.
A tax cut for the corporate base
A new war in the Middle East
The Vice President's: