Congressional Budget Office and ObamaCare Repeal

March/19/2017 10:39AM
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Here’s what the sleazy, lying, biased media trumpeted about the Republican plan to repeal ObamaCare:

The CBO projection finding the House Obamacare repeal bill would mean 24 million more uninsured may be politically toxic to Trump and the Republicans.

Here’s what you never heard:


CBO announced that the repeal bill reduces taxes by almost $900 billion and reduces federal spending by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. This reduces deficit spending by $300 billion over the next 10 years. Thus the CBO, as official umpire, announced that the GOP ObamaCare repeal plan may be enacted through “reconciliation,” the process that requires a simple majority in the House and only 51 votes in the Senate. No filibuster allowed.

Perhaps equally important, the $300 billion in deficit reduction gives Republicans a great deal of wiggle room to amend their basic plan to win votes in the House and Senate to win those 218 congressmen and 51 senators. Tax cuts can be added into the mix. Thanks to the CBO score and the underlying power of the legislation, ObamaCare repeal will now pass. The path is clear.

So, the CBO says the change will reduce uninsured by 12 million more than the number who are actually enrolled in ObamaCare, but cuts taxes and reduces the deficit. So, if you like Trump and oppose the train wreck that is ObamaCare, you felt the CBO was incompetent. You may still be right. If they overestimated the number of people who will lose coverage due to liberal bias, they may have underestimated the tax cut and spending numbers.

Rest assured, the media will attack every dollar Trump cuts from every budget. The Chicago Tribune is complicit with Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton in bankrupting the state of Illinois along with all Chicago news channels. Only now, when it’s too late are they beginning to suggest there is a problem.

Trump will have the fight of his life to do all the things he has promised to do to fix all the problems this country faces. People in his party, notably McCain, Graham, and Cruz(still running for president), the Democrats who will vote against anything he proposes, and the national media and local as well. The difference between this and Illinois, Trump has a set and the Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, has none.

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