We now know why Ed Markey didn't want to debate Gabriel Gomez. It's because he's prone to say really dumb things. Mostly it's on policy, and his inability to understand basic economics. It seems though his inability to understand even basic mathematical concepts is rooted in an inability to understand what is and isn't math.
Here, let Congressman Markey explain it to you.
That's right folks, "it's not math, it's arithmetic."