CBO Score Doesn’t Tell the Full Story of Repeal and Replace

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday issued a report on the predicted impacts of the House Republican legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. Unsurprisingly it was a political Rorschach test – each side, with enough eye-squinting, could see what they wanted to see. Democrats immediately seized on one number: That 24 million fewer people…
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Medicaid and Medicare: 50 Years of Budget Busting

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, the crown jewels of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society.” Unfortunately, the programs’ real legacy is their cost, which is enough to make the real Crown Jewels look like a bunch of cubic zirconia set in fool’s gold. There is no doubt that Medicare, which provides…
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New CBO Report Shows America’s Finances are Increasingly Untenable

The media reporting about the Congressional Budget Office’s latest “Budget and Economic Outlook” has been, in a word: maddening. Nearly every mainstream source of information cherry picked the report to argue that the budget deficit was falling swiftly. “Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since…
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New CBO Report Proves Fiscal Conservatives Are Right on Taxes and Spending

President Obama missed the deadline to submit a budget to Congress once again this year. That makes four out of the last five years that Obama has flouted the law. As the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 reads: “On or after the first Monday in January but not later than the first Monday in February…
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Higher Deficits and Less Care the Predictable Side-Effects of Obamacare

“Our approach would bring down the deficit by as much as $1 trillion over the next two decades” – President Obama, January 2010 in the State of the Union. Obama may have use deficit reduction as one of the primary points in his sales pitch of Obamacare, but conservatives had their doubts all along. Since…
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New Report Reveals Obamacare $820 Billion More Expensive Than Advertised

Liberals will absolutely hate this column. In fact, if you post it to one of the various social media sites you partake in (please do!) then expect your liberal friends to deride, ignore, or even (gasp) defriend you! That’s because liberals are the least tolerant ideological group when it comes to differing political opinions according…
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Obama Sets (Yet Another) Record-High Monthly Deficit

The federal government set a new monthly record for the largest monthly budget deficit in February. Sorry to burst the bubble of all those optimistic souls who thought the spending binge was over. According to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office the federal government racked up a $229 billion deficit last month, the…
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