CBO Was Definitive Word on GOP’s Health Care Reforms

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Friday, March 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Republicans dismissing as inaccurate the Congressional Budget Office’s cost analysis of the Democrats’ health care reform bills seem to have forgotten history.

In 2004 — amid controversy over the Bush administration’s efforts to bury unflattering cost estimates of the Republican’s Medicare reforms — no less an authority than Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) deemed the CBO’s analysis the final word.

“The true cost estimate as far as Congress is concerned is that of the Congressional Budget Office,” Grassley, then the chairman of the Finance Committee, said in a July 2004 statement. “We’re required by law to abide by the cost estimates prepared by the Congressional Budget Office.”

The CBO yesterday released its cost estimate of the Democrats’ reform bills, finding that enactment of the Senate-passed bill and the reconciliation fixes would yield $138 billion in budget savings over the next 10 years. That hasn’t helped Republicans, who have warned for months that the reforms would bankrupt the nation.

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AntonioSosa
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

The CBO report — based on the deception, gimmicks, creative accounting, smoke and mirrors provided by Obama and his comrades — adds to the stench generated by the Obamacare scam.

The stench of the lies, manipulation, intimidation, coercion, bribery, corruption, and backroom deals to force us to swallow the Obamacare SCAM — which would destroy our health care, our economy, our freedoms and our country — has forever tainted the Democratic Party and demonstrate the degree of corruption, bribery and fraud we can expect from Obama and his comrades as they continue to enslave us through their Marxist schemes.

More and more Americans understand there's no longer a Democratic Party. The Democratic Party has been replaced by the Progressive (Marxist) party, controlled by U.S. enemies like George Soros and bent on destroying America using the tactics of their Marxist mentor Saul Alinsky.

More and more Americans are ready to do whatever necessary to defend themselves from the Obamacare SCAM.


strangely_enough
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

And sometimes the evidence supporting the article arrives on its own, spouting Beckian nonsense.
Awesome.


jamesarthurreed
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 8:03 am

Of course, let's fail to mention that the CBO has admitted that the Medicare fix will tip the scales into the red by $59B. Hmm…. <http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Medicare-fix-woul…>


Irish_Wake
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

Ah, Marxism.
Brought to you by the capitalist George Soros.
Controlled by Saul Alinski.

Fear does indeed cloud the intellect, young Jedi.


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Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

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The stench of the lies, manipulation, intimidation, coercion, bribery, corruption, and backroom deals to force us to swallow the Obamacare SCAM — which would destroy our health care, our economy, our freedoms and our country — has forever tainted the Democratic Party and demonstrate the degree of corruption, bribery and fraud we can expect from Obama and his comrades as they continue to enslave us through their Marxist schemes.


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