Jul 13, 2010

Video: Dem. Congressman freaks out when lie was challenged.

Defending his vote for Obamacare, Rodriguez claims:  "If we had not done anything in the next eight years based on CBO, congressional budget office, numbers it would have cost us $4.1 trillion."  Rep. Rodriguez lied.  Here are the final CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation cost and revenue estimates for Obamacare. Where exactly does it say that doing nothing would cost $4.1 trillion? Where exactly does it say passing Obamacare would save us $4.1 trillion?

It doesn’t.  On the contrary, it states the opposite as
CBO Director Doug Elmendorf actually wrote about Obamacare this May: "The central challenge is straightforward and stark: The rising costs of health care will put tremendous pressure on the federal budget during the next few decades and beyond.  In CBO’s judgment, the health legislation enacted earlier this year does not substantially diminish that pressure. In fact, CBO estimated that the health legislation will increase the federal budgetary commitment to health care (which CBO defines as the sum of net federal outlays for health programs and tax preferences for health care) by nearly $400 billion during the 2010-2019 period."
If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/07/video-dem-congressman-freaks-out-when.html  Watch for my follow-up post on Democratspeak.

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