Skip to comments.Obamacare and The Individual Mandate – By The Numbers
Posted on 07/02/2012 10:27:19 AM PDT by Chris in VA
First off, it is a tax. The Supreme Court said the individual mandate is only legal under the Congresss power to tax. So, stop the nonsense and call it what it is A TAX!
Now, lets move onto the numbers for this tax. According to the original estimates provided by the CBO, the cost of implementing Obamacare was $940 billion over 10 years (2010-2019). Later estimates had that number ballooning to $1.76 trillion over ten years (2012-2022). Then there are some predicting the cost for 10 full years of Obamacare at more than $2 trillion (2014-2023).
But, lets go with the Democrats costs of $940 billion since it is the lowest of the three. Or as James Clyburn (D-SC), the majority whip at the time, put it Were absolutely giddy over the great news we have gotten from CBO
To quote Nancy Pelosi We love their number
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this is totally bogus
no matter how bad you think this is
it is going to be far worse.
These numbers are always way too optimistic.
I am totally with you on that one. No government program has ever come in under budget.
Waste, fraud and abuse will easily add 20% to 30% to Any set of numbers being used.
Now, that’s being generous — at a minimum.
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