Skip to comments.Botched Obamacare forecasts have CBO on the hot seat
Posted on 01/26/2018 11:46:37 AM PST by Red Badger
Congress chief scorekeeper said Wednesday it botched some of its original Obamacare estimates, and its employees have to make trade-offs as they confront the heavy workload from lawmakers.
Keith Hall, director of the Congressional Budget Office, said they were off in their guess for enrollment in Obamacares exchanges, though he said so were other analysts.
Sometimes its really hard to estimate these things, Mr. Hall said Wednesday. Certainly with the exchanges, we were off we werent as far off on things like the actual spending, some other things but everybody else was as well. We can be off and we can be wrong, but hopefully were not consistently wrong, he said.
The CBO serves as Congress gatekeeper for budget matters, with its estimates often serving to boost or derail major bills.
In 2017, the office provided Congress with more than 900 formal cost estimates and statements, scorekeeping updates and analytical reports and working papers, on top of thousands of informal cost estimates and other publications.
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Obamacare decision at SCOTUS? No problem!
Distorted and FAKE CBO estimate on Obamacare? No problem!
Botched my eye! They were directed.
CBO is a Rat tool. Period.
I suspect the minions in the Government were just as afraid of Obama as they apparently were of Hillary. Those who werent true believers that is......then there were those who believed the Dem/Soros mantra BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. Obama packed ALL the Fed Agencies with this type. And they will continue to work under the radar to undermine this country, as long as they are in place.
Consider this, my liberal friends. If CBO and the Democrats didn't insist on static scoring for tax cuts versus revenue, you might still have your state and local tax deduction.
>> they were off in their guess for enrollment in Obamacares exchanges
The Democrat Thug Party terminated individual and small group health insurance contracts forcing upwards of millions onto the ACA.
Eventually, leftist fantasy meets reality. When it does, they always seem surprised to find out that they had no idea what was really going on.
Best thing to do is have layoffs and soon. Last hired
My plumber’s wife knew better 8 years ago.
CBO was in the tank for Obama hence the repeated bogus numbers. Will take decades to fix the sh** Obama and his looney goon fraked up in 8-years.
It won’t matter. The Rats will pin this on Trump’s “scare tactics” and the removal of “the mandate”
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