Posted by: Rick | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lies And The Lying Liars (As Senator Franken Used To Say)

Republicans are amazing.  They think everybody is as dumb as Sean Hannity:

The GOP hasn’t (but Democrats have) asked the CBO to score its health care repeal bill.  Republicans know what that score will say: that repeal will blow up the deficit.  But they don’t buy the numbers, and, whenever those numbers conflict with their policy priorities, they’ll ignore them.

“Most people understand that the CBO did the job it was asked to do by then the Democrat majority. . . everyone knows beyond the 10-year window, this bill has the potential to bankrupt this federal government as well as the states,” [Eric] Cantor said.  (The CBO found that after 10 years, the health care bill will reduce the deficit significantly more than it will in the first decade.)

So Cantor is saying that the CBO gave Nancy Pelosi the health care numbers she wanted only because Democrats were running Congress.  Well, Eric, as of noon today, you and The Boner will be in charge.  Why don’t you ask the CBO to re-score the bill?

I think we all know the answer to that one.



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