Ok it doesn't rhyme, but it is supposed to be the Gold Standard, the Seal of Approval if you will.
Boehner sitting there absorbing the "creative math"of the healthcare bill.
The look on his face
2002 BUDGET DEFICIT:
ESTIMATED: $21 BILLION /// ACTUAL: $158 BILLION
JANUARY 2007 C.B.O. ECONOMIC FORCAST: GDP WILL GROW 2008 BY 3%, AND 2009 BY 2.9% BASED ON HOUSING MARKET IMPROVEMENTS AND GAS PRICES STABLE.... WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT TURNED OUT.
ESTIMATED: $12 BILLION /// ACTUAL: $167 BILLION
MEDICAID DSH PROGRAM 1992
ESTIMATED: $1 BILLION ACTUAL: $17 BILLION
MEDICARE HOME CARE 1993
ESTIMATED: $4 BILLION /// ACTUAL: $10 BILLION
BOSTON'S BIG DIG ROAD PROJECT
ESTIMATED: $2 BILLION /// ACTUAL: $15 BILLION + $8 BILLION MANDATED RAIL TRANSPORTAION SPENDING & still counting.
This healthcare scam (bill) has been a backdoor, double dealing, riddled with payoffs, botched hatchet job since its inception.
The CBO is supposed to be a independent, impartial, 3rd party separate from the politics of government. If you recall when Obamacare was first brought to the table the CBO did not agree with the cost analysis of healthcare predicting it would be much higher.
In an unprecedented under handed move so indicative of this administration the head of the CBO Douglas Elmendorf was invited to the White House and miraculously he had a change of heart. The CBO has been waffling back and forth ever since.
...Lets see now....Louisiana got this...Nebraska got that...The unions were taken care of...
I wonder what the CBO got...?