Did the Congressional Budget Office "Lie," Mr. President?
By John W. Lillpop
With the unraveling of his immediate agenda and perhaps his entire presidency at stake, President Obama has sent an e-mail blast to millions of campaign supporters in an effort to resuscitate his socialist scheme known as Obamacare.
As reported at Politico, in part:
"In an unusual e-mail appeal, President Barack Obama is asking millions of his campaign supporters to commit to attending at least one community event on health care this month.
"Obama writes that opponents of his health care plan are “filling the airwaves and the Internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change.”
“And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous,” he warns. “So we've got to get out there, fight lies with truth and set the record straight."
"The e-mail shows up as being from “President Barack Obama,” with the subject line: “This is the moment.”
Fight lies with truth and set the record straight?
That being the case, you must surely intend to let the American people know how the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office evaluated your health care reform proposals?
As a reminder, sir, reference is made to a recent story in Politico, repeated in part below:
"For the second time this month, congressional budget analysts have dealt a blow to the Democrats' reform efforts, this time by saying a plan touted by the White House as crucial to paying for the bill would actually save almost no money over 10 years.
"A key House chairman and moderate House Democrats on Tuesday agreed to a White House-backed proposal that would give an outside panel the power to make cuts to government-financed health care programs. White House budget director Peter Orszag declared the plan "probably the most important piece that can be added" to the House's health care reform legislation.
"But on Saturday, the Congressional Budget Office said the proposal to give an independent panel the power to keep Medicare spending in check would only save about $2 billion over 10 years- a drop in the bucket compared to the bill's $1 trillion price tag."
From the perspective of concerned conservatives, sir, this is indeed the moment to set the record straight and level with the American people.
As W. would say, "Bring In On!"
Posted by John W Lillpop at 5:55 PM