CBO confirms: ObamaCare with “doctor fix” will actually add billions to the deficit

posted at 6:07 pm on March 19, 2010 by Allahpundit

The exciting conclusion to yesterday’s post about what a shameless fraud the CBO numbers are. How do you slap a $940 billion pricetag on what’s actually a multitrillion-dollar bill? Well, as we’ve seen, the first thing you do is make sure not to start the program until almost halfway through CBO’s window of time for measuring how much it’ll cost. That cuts a trillion or two right off the top. But what if that still leaves you with budget deficits, thus crippling your sub-moronic talking point about how this massive new federal entitlement will save money over time?

Simple. You break the bill up and pass one of the expensive parts separately later. Here’s how a supposed $118 billion reduction in the deficit becomes another case of Obama bloat:

You asked about the total budgetary impact of enacting the reconciliation proposal (the amendment to H.R. 4872), the Senate-passed health bill (H.R. 3590), and the Medicare Physicians Payment Reform Act of 2009 (H.R. 3961). CBO estimates that enacting all three pieces of legislation would add $59 billion to budget deficits over the 2010–2019 period.

Under current law, Medicare’s payment rates for physicians’ services will be reduced by about 21 percent in April 2010 and by an average of about 2 percent per year for the rest of the decade. H.R. 3961 would increase those payment rates by 1.2 percent in 2010 and would restructure the sustainable growth rate mechanism beginning in 2011. Those changes would result in significantly higher payment rates for physicians than those that would result under current law. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3961, by itself, would cost about $208 billion over the 2010–2019 period. (That estimate reflects the enactment of two short-term extension acts, which lowered the cost in 2010 by about $2 billion compared with CBO’s estimate of November 4, 2009.)…

CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3961 together with those two bills would add $59 billion to budget deficits over the 2010–2019 period. That amount is about $10 billion less than the figure that would result from summing the effects of enacting the bills separately. The $10 billion difference occurs primarily because H.R. 3590 and the reconciliation proposal would modify how the government’s payments to Medicare Advantage plans are set.

Still waiting to find out that if that memo urging Democrats not to talk about “doc fix” is real or not, but you can see why it’s good advice either way. Not only are they hiding another $208 billion in costs, but their dishonesty in passing doc fix separately will cost another $10 bil that could be avoided by passing everything together. Except, of course, that trying to pass everything together would send “fiscally conservative” Democrats fleeing for the hills — not because they care about a trillion-plus pricetag, but because they care that you might care. Or maybe they don’t even care about that, given the way the votes are falling today. Add Suzanne Kosmas to the roll of the shame.

More to come tonight, no doubt, in a very special edition of the Friday evening news dump.

Update: Oh look, some more hidden costs discovered by CBO. Who’s up for another $50 billion on the hook just to administer this thing?

In its March 11, 2010, cost estimate for H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as passed by the Senate, CBO indicated that it has identified at least $50 billion in specified and estimated authorizations of discretionary spending that might be involved in implementing that legislation. The authority to undertake such spending is not provided in H.R. 3590; it would require future action in appropriation bills. The attached table provides additional information about those authorizations.

Discretionary costs under PPACA would arise from the effects of the legislation on several federal agencies and on a number of new and existing programs subject to future appropriation. Those discretionary costs fall into three general categories…

Update: This is all contingent, of course, upon the Democrats actually passing doctor fix later. Oh, hey look — the AMA, which supports doc fix, just endorsed ObamaCare! Coincidencemania!


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Knew it.

andy85719 on March 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

SUPRISE not really.

heshtesh on March 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

It’s not like they haven’t been talking about this, they have. I just can’t see how some of these congressman can look the other way. I wonder what else they are going to try and ram through now, doctor’s fix, higher taxes, and who knows what else they’ll do it the demon and reconciliation method if they can get away with it.

Brat4life on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

I’m stunned.

uknowmorethanme on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Gawd, please help us…..PRAY PRAY PRAY….we can NOT let this cr@p pass!

sicoit on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

The Faking of the Majority for the sake of none.

upinak on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Besides, you can clearly see Steny Hoyer’s name blacked out on that memo.

uknowmorethanme on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

OK, so these are the REAL numbers now?? GOD HELP US.

Equality 7-2521 on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Fricken liars. They can’t pass anything on the up and up. They have to lie, twist rules, and twist arms just to pass something that nobody wants…..they don’t care, they just want the power.

tommer74 on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Another Friday night dump.

farright on March 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Wake up everybody and fire back… Don’t let the “fiscal” blue-dogs take any cover… If they want to vote for HCR without an excuse (which I’m sure was the reality anyway) let ‘em do it without this.

Skywise on March 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

We have been screwed and didn’t even get kissed.

Knucklehead on March 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Does it matter? This entire thing is based on ideology, not cost. At this point, they can taste our blood and will never let go….

Renwaa on March 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Game’s not over Lao-Che…

Skywise on March 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

OK, I’m making a drink now….probably a double. *hic*

sicoit on March 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

I think you’re playing their game. The CBO numbers have very little to do with real costs to people. That’s the federal number, which is merely a shell game.

Passing it along to people and to states is where the real story is.

Quit being distracted by their shiny numbers.

AnninCA on March 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

We have been screwed and didn’t even get kissed.

Knucklehead on March 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

that would be called something else, in which the Senate and House would have said we deserved it.

upinak on March 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

uknowmorethanme on March 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

I believe you meant shocked.

This is unprecedented!!!
/

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

shocked, just shocked….dems manipulating numbers, I hardly can believe it.

evie on March 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Who has the KY??????

sicoit on March 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Well,this is a good time as ever!

Crack another window open,while commenting!:)
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Mark Levin; Inspiring Patton Speech Before Election 09 The Conservative *evolution Has Begun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NcgefcvDtA

canopfor on March 19, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Quit being distracted by their shiny numbers.

AnninCA on March 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

In the real world, where people understand number, an “estimate” is designed to be 30-40% lower then the actual costs.

Obviously you don’t realize that, and you still stand behind it. I hope you like the slice they will be taking out of your Social Security! As that will happen as well.

upinak on March 19, 2010 at 6:16 PM

But but, everyone loved him at his rally today. They were clapping and cheering and everything.

Cindy Munford on March 19, 2010 at 6:16 PM

The LIAR caught in a LIE?

shocking.

portlandon on March 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

“Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”

–Samuel Adams

jeffersonschild on March 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Yes, the numbers were/are cooked/crooked.

SC.Charlie on March 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

HOPENCHANGE!!!!

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Perfect caption photo AP… Exactly what this a-hole is doing behind closed doors.

Keemo on March 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

#57 States!

3000%

canopfor on March 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Fence-sitters didn’t pay attention to these numbers, they stood in line to be beaten by the dominatrix queen. It all happened behind closed doors, including writing their speech for the media right after they left her chamber.

sherry on March 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

You’ll notice that these corrections never quite make the news the way the initial announcements did. I don’t think I have any words for this that will make it through the filter.

Vera on March 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

OT: http://www.wlos.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/wlos_vid_1975.shtml

One more no vote! Keep your chin up, people.

podank on March 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

What about removing the government take-over of student loans – because that has nothing to do with health care & is literally stealing from one taken-over government program to pay another.

15,000 IRS agents hassling you while you can’t get any care because the medical professionals have retired. awesome.

batterup on March 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Does this news help the cause in any way, shape or form???!!!! Scream it out loud to the alleged fiscal Blue Dogs.

J.J. Sefton on March 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

If I’m reading the numbers correctly on the reconciliation package (page 2 or 3, I think), these are the amounts a family of 4 would be expected to pay into a government-subsidized healthcare plan:

$0-$29,620 (133% Pov.Level; 2% Premium) $0-$585

$29,261-$33,000 (133-150%; 4% Premium) $877-$1320

$33,001-$44,000 (150-200%; 6.3% Premium) $2079-$2772

$44,001-$55,000 (200-250%; 8.05% Premium) $3542-4427

$55,001-$66,000 (250-300%; 9.5% Premium) $5225-$6270

$66,001-$88,000 (300-400%; 9.75% Premium) $6435-$8580

Now, those may not be correct numbers; I may be reading this all wrong. However, has anyone actually put these numbers before the American people?

Moreover, these numbers are based on the guidelines for a family of 4 making less than $22,000/yr (2 adults and 2 children); for a single person, the poverty level is $11,200. So for any single person who makes over $44,000/yr, they are going to be paying over 10% of their income towards a health insurance policy….

TeresainFortWorth on March 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

They yelled “Remember the Alamo” during the Battle of San Jacinto, which took all of 18 minutes and resulted in the largest transfer of land ever as result of war. Let’s honor the spirit of Sam Houston and take back our country.

“To Hell with Obama!”

DanMan on March 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

I’m shocked. SHOCKED, I tell you!

jennifernaz on March 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

And if I use this math for my tax return, I go to jail ?

macncheez on March 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

heh, relax cons
the adults are in charge.
-getalife

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Pelosi when the first estimate came out from the CBO:

“I love numbers; they are so precise”

Want to rethink that Nancy?

Opposite Day on March 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Fraud

When a group in government is using this sort of fraud and coercion, along with breaking any law they want in order to seize governmental power, that is a COUP D’ETAT, which is what we are witnessing. Make no mistake about it.

I’m glad to see that, at least, the Washington Times is publishing about the idea of impeaching The Precedent and holding the junta liable for their treasonous actions.

neurosculptor on March 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM

So for any single person who makes over $44,000/yr, they are going to be paying over 10% of their income towards a health insurance policy….

TeresainFortWorth on March 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Hi… welcome to my catagory. Would you mind helping me with my Taxed Insurance policy? I can’t seem to be able to afford food at this moment in time to take with my pills.

upinak on March 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Ok….now the truth is out. Will they vote yea, or nay? Hold them accountable for that yea vote, and let them know in no uncertain terms….their days are numbered. If they don’t seem to care…well they will. Afterall….appointments to positions in government that Obama will make up, will need approval, and Coburns promised that will NOT happen. I believe Coburn. As a matter of fact, this guy is a potential for president, in 2012…in my opinion.

Also…just read this…..

The Budget Committee is about to get started with a resolution for the new fiscal year. There could be a push to use the reconciliation fast track procedure once again to move the public option, but it is unclear if Reid could muster the 51 votes for final passage, even using the budgetary tactic that eliminates the possibility of a filibuster.

http://congress.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/03/19/senate-dem-leader-promises-vote-soon-on-public-option/#more-2119

capejasmine on March 19, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Well the Stimulus bailout looked utopian
on paper too!!

canopfor on March 19, 2010 at 6:24 PM

What I can’t get over is how the media, ALL THE MEDIA, and the republicans, neglect to say where they are getting this “deficit neutral or reducing” money from – Taxes. Why isn’t anyone calling this what it also is – a huge tax increase for the government coffers.

batterup on March 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Breaking……..or is it……….

Rep. Allen Boyd Changes Vote on Health Care Bill From No to Yes

Knucklehead on March 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

heh, relax cons
the adults are in charge.
-getalife

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Yeah, I know lots of adults with serious spending and debt problems.

Scrappy on March 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM

They are beating our pants off…They have taken over in our cities homes and towns all while our leaders in the republican party got fat on power.

They will fall, but it won’t matter…the damage is being done, utterly, completely.

tomas on March 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM

15,000 IRS agents hassling you while you can’t get any care because the medical professionals have retired. awesome.

batterup on March 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM

16,500 not 15,000……hmmmmmm

sicoit on March 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Pelosi when the first estimate came out from the CBO:

“I love numbers; they are so precise”

Want to rethink that Nancy?

Opposite Day on March 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Nah…she won’t. Which is why she’s declaring her memo a hoax. Botox kills brain cells. So does that hair color she’s using apparently.

capejasmine on March 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I love how pelosi has only 3% that like her

I hate however this does not phase her!

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Eric Cantor: The Dems are bluffing. 7 votes short.

KSgop on March 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I have a ton of friends who think Obamacare is going to fix everything. I hope that everything works the way they think it is. too many logic gaps for me, but whatevs.

However, I suspect that my more pessimistic view is the accurate one. Much like any Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, I suspect Obamacare will end in disaster….

mjk on March 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM

They are idiots, even the CBO.

deidre on March 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Scrappy on March 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM

but I don’t wanna be a tax payer :(

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

I love how pelosi has only 3% that like her

I hate however this does not phase her!

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

She is above public opinion plus she has nothing to worry about. She will be re-elected until she dies or if she brings home this big plate of bacon to King Obama she may have asked for a cushy ambassadorship and she’ll get it. Chances of her being speaker next year get slimmer with each passing day.

sherry on March 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Is there any single piece of this government that isn’t corrupt beyond anything we’ve ever seen? Unfreakinbelievable.

Keemo on March 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

When a group in government is using this sort of fraud and coercion, along with breaking any law they want in order to seize governmental power, that is a COUP D’ETAT, which is what we are witnessing. Make no mistake about it.
neurosculptor on March 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Thanks for reminding me of the Circle Jerks song. I will rock out while plotting my escape from this once great nation.
P.S. I know the lead singer is a group-think conformist leftist. Last time I saw him an Iraqi veteran stood up and told him to STFU, it was great.

NTWR on March 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

but I don’t wanna be a tax payer :(

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Nancy Pelosi has some gubmint cheese for you and Pat Kennedy has a van down by the river you can live in…

MeatHeadinCA on March 19, 2010 at 6:31 PM

And that pr*ck Clyburn came to the microphone yesterday babbling that they were “giddy” with the pricetag.

Made me want to puke.

tru2tx on March 19, 2010 at 6:32 PM

They are just figuring out who has the toughest challenges and allowing them the cover of NO.

Not that it matters after Amnesty, census gerrymandering, and election fraud.

PrincipledPilgrim on March 19, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I love how pelosi has only 3% that like her

I hate however this does not phase her!

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

The only problem with the 3% number is that it accounts for the 90% of her district.

Dire Straits on March 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM

MeatHeadinCA on March 19, 2010 at 6:31 PM

:)

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Breaking……..or is it……….

Rep. Allen Boyd Changes Vote on Health Care Bill From No to Yes

Knucklehead on March 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Knucklehead:)
=============================

March 19, 2010
Rep. Allen Boyd, Rep. Suzanne Kosmas go from ‘no’ to ‘yes’ on health care vote
————————

http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2010/03/boyd-will-vote-yes-on-health-care.html

=====================================
http://boyd.house.gov/

canopfor on March 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM

It appears as though I may have to return to my life of crime.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Dire Straits on March 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Yeah, it’s pretty kooky up north, when my family heads up to Sacramento, we try our best to avoid San Fransicko as much as possible.

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:35 PM

cripe!

cmsinaz on March 19, 2010 at 6:36 PM

It appears as though I may have to return to my life of crime.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Aren’t terrorists criminals? ~Janet Napoleon

MeatHeadinCA on March 19, 2010 at 6:36 PM

TeresainFortWorth on March 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

I think you’re correct. People are going to flip when they realize they have to shell out more in one year than they would buying a car.

And it’s all to pay for illegal health care.

darwin on March 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Final numbers, why not publish them tomorrow ?

I just hope that companies like Caterpillar do a quick calc, then place a few calls to the reps of the districts where they are located and tell them that if these idiots vote for this POS bill they will be very displeased and may leave for friendlier shores – bye, bye jobs.

runner on March 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Pelosi was just about to admit this when Fox broke away from her weekly address to cover Obama’s campaign speech at George Mason. I was screaming at them! “What the eff?!!!!” The Sea Hag was just about to shoot herself in the foot and Fox cut away to watch the same droning speech from The Messiah.

csdeven on March 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

It appears as though I may have to return to my life of crime.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM

thomasaur:So your gonna apply for a position in Team Hopeys
Administration,————and I’m kidding!:)

canopfor on March 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM

It appears as though I may have to return to my life of crime.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM
Aren’t terrorists criminals? ~Janet Napoleon

MeatHeadinCA on March 19, 2010 at 6:36 PM

I was referring to 15 items in the 10 item express checkout lane.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM

batterup on March 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

You need to watch Fox News, and Fox business news. Boehner, Ryan, and Bachman, and King have been on just today, giving out the info. Keep watching, and listening. It’s out there. Rush is a wealth of info right now. 3 hours nonstop today on this issue alone.

capejasmine on March 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Then how can reconciliation be used to pass a bill that actually will increase the budget?

That’s the sham of separating the bits off the bill to allow an 50 + 1 pass.

skatz51 on March 19, 2010 at 6:39 PM

i really need my tums….anyone have a couple to spare?

holy moly

cmsinaz on March 19, 2010 at 6:39 PM

W.E.R. Fuct.

Holger on March 19, 2010 at 6:40 PM

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM

RAPSCALLION!!!

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:40 PM

i really need my tums….anyone have a couple to spare?

holy moly

cmsinaz on March 19, 2010 at 6:39 PM

This makes election night ’08 feel like a walk in the park.

sherry on March 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

bret just said they have the 216

cmsinaz on March 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

I was referring to 15 items in the 10 item express checkout lane.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Shame on you! Do you know how many welfare recipients EBT costumers have to wait in those lines with their 100 items?

Shame on you, thomasaur!

MeatHeadinCA on March 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

RAPSCALLION!!!

FontanaConservative on March 19, 2010 at 6:40 PM

It’s the Choctaw in me.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Passage is pre-ordained regardless of late-breaking CBO estimates. Jig is up. Begin preparations for upcoming election cycle and make them pay.

CliffHanger on March 19, 2010 at 6:42 PM

sherry on March 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

you’re not kidding…

cmsinaz on March 19, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Hardly surprised at this. Just one more lie upon a heap of lies. And he’s not even half way through his term.

Too bad more can’t remember the warnings of Ronald Reagan – many valid today as this vid shows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5lSbp31Cow

notta_dhimmi on March 19, 2010 at 6:42 PM

So for any single person who makes over $44,000/yr, they are going to be paying over 10% of their income towards a health insurance policy….

TeresainFortWorth on March 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Like hell I will.

gophergirl on March 19, 2010 at 6:42 PM

This makes election night ‘08 feel like a walk in the park.

sherry on March 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Except that this go-round has lasted a week instead of a night.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Passage is pre-ordained regardless of late-breaking CBO estimates. Jig is up. Begin preparations for upcoming election cycle and make them pay.

CliffHanger on March 19, 2010 at 6:42 PM

And push hard to the right… else this President might find some willing Mavericks to make bi-partisan deals with…

MeatHeadinCA on March 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM

How a sizable portion of the electorate still falls for whatever nonsense comes out of the Dhims mouths at this point is just utterly beyond me. All the duplicitous double dealing, the compliance exemptions, the kickbacks and pork evident in this POS bill is astounding…even from politicians!

Once the Dhims have established a precedent for enacting legislation in this manner, Demon Pass-Reconcilliation and whatever they come up with in response to Hatch’s & Coburn’s warnings, they’ll go hog wild and implement every far-fetched utopian fntasy imaginable. When The Obamanable One said we are at the precipice, it might be the only truthful thing he’s said since taking office!

Archimedes on March 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM

And we still can’t talk about the R or S Words?

Holger on March 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM

I’m sorry, and I apologize in advance for the all caps, but WHY THE HECK ARE ANY OF YOU SUPRISED BY THIS????
The “reduce the deficit” tripe was obviously smoke and mirrors from the get-go.

All I needed to see was Clyburn, looking absolutely funereal, announcing in a monotone voice that they were, “Absolutely giddy,” over the CBO#s and I knew they were probably really, really bad, and that this was the one straw they could grasp to make the talking point. (Duh! It worked! MSM as predictable as ever…the darling of the 24 hour news cycle.
If the numbers WE’RE truly good, does ANYONE not think that Nancy would have hip-checked Clyburn out from in front of the podium and announced the news herself???? Come one peeps! Thinkaboutit!

Chewy the Lab on March 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM

BREAKING: Heath Shuler will vote NO. He voted no last time, and was undecided this time.

Enoxo on March 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Who has the KY??????

sicoit on March 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

not covered by ObamaCare

urbancenturion on March 19, 2010 at 6:46 PM

not covered by ObamaCare

urbancenturion on March 19, 2010 at 6:46 PM

+1
:)

cmsinaz on March 19, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Except that this go-round has lasted a week 16 months instead of a night.

thomasaur on March 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Bet at least three of y’all beat me to it!

Chewy the Lab on March 19, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Well for crying out loud, think about it!

CONGRESSional BUDGET Office

CONGRESS

BUDGET

The two just don’t go together no matter how hard you try!

pilamaye on March 19, 2010 at 6:47 PM

The legislation will pass. The question now is how to get it repealed.

First, Republicans need to screw-over traitor Blue Dogs and squish liberals by blocking the reconciliation bill in the Senate.

Next will come Constitutional challenges.

Third, we have to make sure Americans keep track of this. They need to know why they have less money each week and the deficit is headed upwards.

Fourth, take back Congress in 2010. See if Obama moves center and use small cuts to dig into the legislation, stripping minor provision after minor provision.

Fifth, bash Obama over the head in 2012 with this crap. Take hold of White House.

Finally, use control of executive and legislative to repeal ObamaCare. We don’t hold large enough majorities? Tough. Democrats used reconciliation to increase the deficit, let’s use it to decrease the deficit.

amerpundit on March 19, 2010 at 6:48 PM

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