CBO: Obamacare Adds To Deficit

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    The CBO has come out with a followup report (which the Democrats and mainstream media are now ignoring) indicating that when the "Doc-Fix" is included, Obamacare actually adds billions more to the existing deficit.

    And with the Democrat memo leaked yesterday indicating the Democrats intent to move ahead with "Doc-Fix" once the revised healthcare legislation is passed, it is quite clear the blatant and ultra-aggressive dishonesty being practiced by these Democrats - including the President himself.

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    Medicare fix would push health care into the red
    Rollback of Medicare cuts to doctors, if added to health care bill, push it into the red

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional budget scorekeepers say a Medicare fix that Democrats included in earlier versions of their health care bill would push it into the red.

    The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that rolling back a programmed cut in Medicare fees to doctors would cost $208 billion over 10 years. If added back to the health care overhaul bill, it would wipe out all the deficit reduction, leaving the legislation $59 billion in the red.

    The so-called doc fix was part of the original House bill. Because of its high cost, Democrats decided to pursue it separately. Republicans say the cost should not be ignored. Congress has usually waived the cuts to doctors year by year.




    Medicare fix would push health care into the red - Yahoo! Finance
     
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    Well, that's it, Obama promised he would not sign a bill that adds one penny to the deficit. Unless of course, he was lying ?........
     
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    Does that mean after the 20 year mark the 1.2 trillion savings would dissapear too?
     
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    None of the Democrats care. We'll be the strongest third world country there is after tomorrow.
     
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    I hear that if the man to Mars space program is put in, it also adds to the deficit.
     
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    If it's not in the bill, why pretend it's in the bill? Other than "because we're wingnuts!!!!"
     
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    There'll be no savings.....Politicians and bureaucrats only know how to spend and exceed projections for spending by exponential amounts.

    See: Medicare/Medicaid.

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    Ok now what is the score after years folks?

    Can anyone tell us that?

    Oh BTW count what will you do when your found predictions for the US being a third worl country dont come true?

    What will you say when this works in the favor of kmost Americans?

    Will you pretend anyone should listen to your predictions ever again?
     
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    What were the projections as to what medicare/Medicaid would cost, versus what they do cost in the here and now?

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