AFP’s $1.2 Trillion CBO
Covering President Barack Obama’s final push for his health plan, AFP’s Stephen Collinson reported on March 19th:
Democrats are also touting an estimate by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office which says the bill could cut 130 billion dollars from the bloated US deficit through 2019 and 1.2 trillion in the second 10 years.
But the CBO reported no such thing. Here is the report. The $1.2 trillion figure does not appear anywhere in it.
When National Review associate editor Robert VerBruggen asked the CBO whether or not they had arrived at the $1.2 trillion figure, the CBO responded: “No.”