That ‘mere’ 900 billion? Not happening.
WASHINGTON – The health care bill headed for a vote in the House this week costs $1.2 trillion or more over a decade, according to numerous Democratic officials and figures contained in an analysis by congressional budget experts, far higher than the $900 billion cited by President Barack Obama as a price tag for his reform plan.
Via Hot Air Headlines. What did happen was that the Democrats decided to increase various programs by a third because… well, because the bill was there, and they have a commanding majority in both houses of Congress, and Democrats like spending your money on both worthy and ‘worthy’ causes*. So, since they have no intention of paying for this thing anyway…
Hey, don’t look at me. I didn’t vote for any of these people. But how is that ‘teach the GOP a lesson’ thing working out for the rest of America?
*They also get very defensive when people point that out. Possibly because blustering about how a particular program needs to be double-funded lest civilization collapse distracts them from the self-knowledge that their party has the collective fiscal discipline of an anoxic hummingbird.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.