So is the GOP going to defund the CBO? Or do they pick and chose what they want only if it agrees with their self imposed belief system?
Paul Simon in THE BOXER "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"
Looks like The Boner has come out with his own version.
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Oh wait... I know... because it goes against your belief system. Talk about hypocracy.C.B.O. can only provide a score based on the assumptions that are given to them, Mr. Boehner said. And if you go back and look at the health care bill and the assumptions that were given to them, you see all of the double-counting that went on.
Boehner calls the health care act a "job-killing health care law"
Where does the cry-on-cue Boehner get his information that this is a "job-killing health care law"? Could it be from the National Federation of Independent Business? The same National Federation of Independent Business that is suing to have the legislation declared unconstitutional. Wow, how non-biased they must be. But we trust them over the non-partisan CBO, because we like what they say.
Actually some of it's from the CBO themselves, though surprisingly they - the Republicans - twisted it just a bit. The Republican report said that the CBO said that law would result in job losses. However, what the CBO actually said was the law will "reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by a small amount - the Republicans left the 'small amount' out of their report." Further the CBO said that the labor reduction wouldn't be from employers cutting jobs, but from people reducing their own workload because medical insurance would be easier to acquire. In other words they would have the freedom to not work full time at a job they didn't want just to get medical insurance
CBO: Health care repeal would increase deficit
Im worried that I will be the last Republican president. - George W. Bush
Now with regard to the CBO, any idea what the accuracy rate is for the CBO on 10 projections? Have you looked at the assumptions that the CBO was given by the Congress? How many of those assumptions are accurate? If those assumptions aren't accurate then how about the end projections?
CBO isn't the problem, partisanship on both sides is.
killing obamacare is gonna cost THIRTY MILLION americans their health care AND add to the deficit
ie, adding 30 mil to m&m's rolls SAVES money
please continue, mr elmendorf
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Obamacare Conclude Overhaul Will Reduce Labor Force by Almost 800,000 Jobs « Government RICO
Drs. Coburn and Barrasso releases new health care report, and the consequences of “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” worse than anticipated. One section reports on the impact this new law has on jobs.Full report available here.
Before the health care legislation became law, proponents of the overhaul claimed that health reform would create jobs. At the White House health care summit in February, the Speaker of the House of Representatives asserted the federal health care overhaul would create “400,000 jobs almost immediately,” both in the health care industry and “in the entrepreneurial world as well.” However, recent independent reviews have contradicted such rosy scenarios and found the legislation will wipe out hundreds of thousands of jobs.800,000 jobs lost is considered a 'small amount' by the CBO. Morons.The CBO’s analysis did not even take into account the overhaul’s job impact on specific industries. Unfortunately, the lost jobs count can be expected to climb even higher because of a simple provision tucked into the legislation. Section 6001 of the health overhaul prohibits hospitals owned by physicians from expanding and denied Medicare reimbursements to any physician-owned hospitals not certified by Medicare by the end of the year.
According to a Washington Times report, “the Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) identified 39 projects under development whose owners had canceled outright, knowing they could not win Medicare certification by the end-of-year deadline, plus another 45 that will be hard-pressed to meet Medicare certification criteria in time.” Sadly, according to PHA conversations with its member hospitals, the canceled projects could have created “roughly 25,000 jobs.” As the Times article notes, the “job-killing provisions” of the overhaul are “particularly ironic given that physician-owned facilities tend to be economically efficient and deliver superior medical outcomes.”
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But again, and again and again and again. You have to offer something better or you aren't even playing the game.
I have no problem with healthcare reform but it has to be market based not govt. based. It will not work any other way. I believe healthcare is a personal responsibility so let the market handle the issue. How did we ever survive without govt. involvement? At worst this is a state and local issue as ER costs are funded by the citizens of an individual state, not the Federal taxpayer. The real problems are ER usage and illegal aliens which has to be solved. Universal Healthcare doesn't solve the ER issue at all as evidenced by the MA program.