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November 19, 2009

CBO Confirms: Yeah, When You Add in the "Unrelated" Doc-Fix Bill, ObamaCare Increases the Deficit By $89 Billion

Obvious, but nice to have an official non-partisan analysis.

Actually, the whole thing is a pack of lies in the first place. I can't repeat enough that the same behavior with the doc-fix -- forever delaying/suspending supposedly-required "cuts" -- will happen here with the five or six hundred billion dollars in "cuts" that the Democrats are supposedly proposing to keep costs down.

And if those cuts do occur -- congratulations, seniors are now being denied care on a routine basis.

Which would mean Democrats would be out of office in two years.

The whole point of this lie is to pass the plan in small pieces. Oh look, if we just pass ObamaCare and the doc-fix, with the cuts proposed, it only costs us a hundred billion or so.

What's that? It's not fair that seniors got their care reduced? Okay, we'll pass a "fix" for that. We'll delay those cuts by a year. It will only cost us $60 billion to do that... for a single year.

Oh it's next year again? Oh let's suspend those cuts. It's only another $60 billion, after all.

And on, and on, and on. For ten years, for twenty years, for forty years. The "bend the curve" cuts that supposedly kept this from being a budget-busting extravagance will never happen, and therefore it is a budget-busting extravagance from day one, and people should know that.

They're just trying to avoid sticker-shock by refusing to give you the total costs up-front. Instead you're promised one price, but they know damn well they'll be extracting another trillion from you in smaller bites.

Sure, this car only costs $15,000. It's a steal.

Oh -- you wanted an engine? There's an additional fee for that. Engines aren't standard in this car.

You wanted tires, too? Well, Mr. Sinatra, I didn't know you were in town. I didn't know you'd want all the "extras." Okay, I can give you some tires too at the low, low price of $500 per.

Etc.


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