those idiots scored the tax cuts statically!
"and other changes"
don't get me wrong, Bush was a big spender you'll get no argument from me.
here, let's look at what the CBO has to say:
I like how they also don't bother to mention that the big spending didn't start until Democrats took over the House and Senate.
hey, according to the Constitution, who is responsible for generating spending bills, anywho? ....gosh it's on the tip of my tongue.... seems it should rhyme with "schmongress"...
nooo.... the CBO was ordered to double-count $500 Bn, count only 6 years of benefits in a 10-year window, assume 7.5% unemployment (currently), 4% growth (currently), and assume that no "doc fix" bill would be passed. The Medicare and Medicaid Actuaries, however, were under no such orders and they have made it clear that the ACA bends the cost-curve up and will help destroy Medicare.And if you take out the specific items that are directly attributable to the recession and therefore short-term, Obama has barely increased the deficit at all: The only other items on his deficit list are non-defense discretionary spending ($278 billion), health care reform ($152 billion), and defense (savings of $126 billion)...for a total of $304 billion. And even THAT may be an exaggeration, since one of the goals of health care reform is to REDUCE the deficit in the long-term, and the CBO indicated that it will do just that.