Friday, July 17, 2009

CBO Report

Long term federal budget outlook: unsustainable.

Hey, I have an idea-- let's create a massive new spending and entitlement program!

I pray sanity will prevail and this awful legislation-- if pushed through at all-- will at least be properly vetted and not jammed through before the August recess. Ugh, ugh, UGH.


Superdad said...

Don't hold your breath. Ways and Means voted today and the chair's mark-up was distributed at midnight last night. According to Paul's testimony this morning not one member of the committee had actually read the mark-up, which contained pretty substantial amendments to the original draft which was distributed just 48 hours before the vote. During the hearing this morning, the CBO representative testified that they had no idea how much the bill would cost.

But who cares right? Healthcare represents a mere 15 percent of our total GDP/economy. It’s not like its any thing that requires careful study and analysis.

Bob said...

Congress is treating this like an emergency fire drill.

Heard Paul on Sykes yesterday-- he said that the month of August will be the real key. Perhaps if enough people raise heck about this bill, it could be stopped, as what happened in '94.

Still amazes me that Paul even puts up with this nonsense, dealing with the big-governmentalists (including those in the GOP).

MOST with an attitude said...

I'm hoping for a lightning bolt to hit Washington so they'll all WAKE UP!! It appears they're all sleeping on the job :)

Cate (Supermom) said...


It seems like the coffee is brewing, to continue on w/your analogy. I'm feeling a bit more optimistic today...