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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/ 7/2011

Speaker Boehner discounts CBO on cost of health-care repeal

By Ann Telnaes


By Ann Telnaes  | January 7, 2011; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Health care  
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Bobmoses....Suggestion #133:
Cancel your subscription to "Fantasy Magazine".

Posted by: lufrank1 | January 9, 2011 4:37 PM | Report abuse

cbo also says the great pumkin will appear in linus pumpkin patch

Posted by: oldhat | January 7, 2011 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Come on everyone. The US government never delivers on anything it promises or proclaims unless it is a war. Those wars have broken the backs of Americans and are for the wrong reasons. Now they claim to be able to provide the proper Health Care for everyone. Give me a break. Our government can only kill. Not heal.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | January 7, 2011 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Boehner has a magic calculator that the CBO doesn't.
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Yes, Republicans are given to believing in miracles. The reason is that the Republican party is over represented by fundamentalist Christians, and fundamentalist Christians, by definition, believe in miracles. IOW, they have complete faith in biblical scripture as an accurate and literal interpretation of God's word. This should not be surprising.

Posted by: Frazil | January 7, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of idiots. The CBO can only compute based on what congress provides and since this is the ultimate Rube Goldberg law, the CBOs computations are meaningless. $200 billion a year on Doc Medicare fixes were shuffled onto another bill, making them not computable here. And 10 years of payments on six years of healthcare coverage (it doesn't start until 2014 but we're paying for it already) completely skews the CBO figures.

And there are dozens of other accounting tricks that would make David Copperfield proud.

Exactly how brainless are you people? When a large portion of a society is sunk as deep into denial as our liberals are, one wonders if said society has already passed the tipping point of total dysfunctionality.

Just look at Europe collapsing on two fronts: entitlements destroying its economy, and Muslim immigrants with birth rates hugely higher than its natives.

Personally, I can't wait to see the liberated women of Holland and Sweden forced to wear burqas, but I wouldn't find it nearly so funny here.

Tip to bob moses for excerpting today's column by Brooks in the NYT. Yes folks, even the NYT--trying to appear objective with the old gimmick of hiring one and a half moderate conservatives who are ghettoed into op-ed columns--can't hide the salami.

Posted by: tom75 | January 7, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I wonder what makes this dip so smart? This tom75? He probably thinks Fox News is unbiased. He probably has a 6th grade education. You can't tell an Ahole like this anything. He knows it all. He doesn't trust anyone that disagrees with him. Dr. Phil could put him in his place. And, I don't like Dr. Phil.

Posted by: larry19461946 | January 7, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of idiots. The CBO can only compute based on what congress provides and since this is the ultimate Rube Goldberg law, the CBOs computations are meaningless. $200 billion a year on Doc Medicare fixes were shuffled onto another bill, making them not computable here. And 10 years of payments on six years of healthcare coverage (it doesn't start until 2014 but we're paying for it already) completely skews the CBO figures.

And there are dozens of other accounting tricks that would make David Copperfield proud.

Exactly how brainless are you people? When a large portion of a society is sunk as deep into denial as our liberals are, one wonders if said society has already passed the tipping point of total dysfunctionality.

Just look at Europe collapsing on two fronts: entitlements destroying its economy, and Muslim immigrants with birth rates hugely higher than its natives.

Personally, I can't wait to see the liberated women of Holland and Sweden forced to wear burqas, but I wouldn't find it nearly so funny here.

Tip to bob moses for excerpting today's column by Brooks in the NYT. Yes folks, even the NYT--trying to appear objective with the old gimmick of hiring one and a half moderate conservatives who are ghettoed into op-ed columns--can't hide the salami.

Posted by: tom75 | January 7, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

More mindless partisanship from Telnaes. I know that she is utterly immune to facts or knowledge of any type, but the CBO projections are regularly wrong:

" The new system is based on a series of expert projections on how people will behave. In the first test case, these projections were absurdly off base. According to the Medicare actuary, 375,000 people should have already signed up for the new high-risk pools for the uninsured, but only 8,000 have.

More seriously, cost projections are way off. For example, New Hampshire’s plan has only about 80 members, but the state has already burned through nearly double the $650,000 that the federal government allotted to help run the program. If other projections are off by this much, the results will be disastrous."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/opinion/07brooks.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1294405226-w8m4pZy9uMFIt3q0actdKQ

Posted by: bobmoses | January 7, 2011 8:02 AM | Report abuse

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Sorry Bob, but facts are useless when dealing with the left, they are ruled by emotion and a misplaced superiority complex.

Posted by: urallimbeciles | January 7, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I think Boehner's magic calculator is missing a few keys and adds and subtracts in reverse.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | January 7, 2011 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Boehner has a magic calculator that the CBO doesn't.

Nevermind the CBO has ~250 economists and public policy analysts and that they do these analyses all day long and nothing else. Nevermind that they deliver a detailed, reasoned report.

Nope. None of that matters because Boehner doesn't believe it. Not that he cited any economists or analysts or produced any actual numbers to back up his claim.

Nope, he just has his magic calculator and we're supposed to believe him.

Posted by: egc52556 | January 7, 2011 6:36 AM | Report abuse


Or maybe Boehner just feels it in his gut -- numbers, facts and detailed analysis can be such a hassle.

Posted by: mddg7771 | January 7, 2011 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Boehner sheds tears not for the people in need but for his own political power and prestige. He uses the CBO when it suites his needs and critices and ignores them when it does not meet his agenda. Remember he believes Cows emit a massive amount of CO2 through belching! For some of those uninformed it is Methane. This is just one example of his errors in judgement and opinions.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | January 7, 2011 9:02 AM | Report abuse

More mindless partisanship from Telnaes. I know that she is utterly immune to facts or knowledge of any type, but the CBO projections are regularly wrong:

" The new system is based on a series of expert projections on how people will behave. In the first test case, these projections were absurdly off base. According to the Medicare actuary, 375,000 people should have already signed up for the new high-risk pools for the uninsured, but only 8,000 have.

More seriously, cost projections are way off. For example, New Hampshire’s plan has only about 80 members, but the state has already burned through nearly double the $650,000 that the federal government allotted to help run the program. If other projections are off by this much, the results will be disastrous."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/opinion/07brooks.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1294405226-w8m4pZy9uMFIt3q0actdKQ

Posted by: bobmoses | January 7, 2011 8:02 AM | Report abuse

The man hasn't a clue.

Posted by: jzelouise | January 7, 2011 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Boehner has a magic calculator that the CBO doesn't.

Nevermind the CBO has ~250 economists and public policy analysts and that they do these analyses all day long and nothing else. Nevermind that they deliver a detailed, reasoned report.

Nope. None of that matters because Boehner doesn't believe it. Not that he cited any economists or analysts or produced any actual numbers to back up his claim.

Nope, he just has his magic calculator and we're supposed to believe him.

Posted by: egc52556 | January 7, 2011 6:36 AM | Report abuse

Boehner leads the country along another mile toward that Fantasy World where Reality is hardly noticed, except to ignore, deny, insult and punish. Bon voyage, Americans.

Posted by: hamelinfish | January 7, 2011 6:29 AM | Report abuse

Aha . . . the Clairvoyant "MD" who declared brain dead Terry Schiavo to still have an active brain - - after viewing a video tape of her face. His concern for Terry's Husband? Zip!

Don't forget - - he also has SUBSTANTIAL personal, financial interests in the Health Care Industry.

His (and Glenn Beck's) tears are literally of the Crocodile variety.

Reality: Only an idiot can believe that Boehner actually cares about health care for all of us. Where was he when the unpaid for Iraq War, and the Bush Tax Cuts increased the Deficit exponentially!

Posted by: lufrank1 | January 6, 2011 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Thank God he's alive. Looks like the Cavalry arrived just in time to save him from the Obamacare death panel.

Posted by: bignoisylawnmower | January 6, 2011 9:02 PM | Report abuse

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