The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just sent a letter to Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH), explaining that his proposed repeal of last year’s health care bill (aka the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act) would increase the deficit by ‘roughly $230 billion’…yes..INCREASE..while leaving over 30 million American citizens with no form of health care whatsoever.
Listen, am I good with math? No. Am I the most intelligent person on the planet? Um, no. However, I do know that the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is good with math. Last year, the CBO estimated that the new health care bill would decrease the deficit by $143 Billion over 10 years.
Since the bill has been signed into law, we’ve been hearing non-stop commentary from the Republicans about ‘killing the health care bill’ and promising to ‘start over’. Well, as Chris Matthews points out almost daily on his show, why haven’t the Republicans ever introduced their own healh care reform legislation?
Like them or not, Democrats are being proactive by introducing progressive legislation; while Republicans continue to simply react to everything without having any clear solutions to our nation’s problems.
Anyone who has half a brain and isn’t part of the top 2% should be voting Democrat every time. They’re not perfect, but lord knows they are certainly the lesser of two evils right now.
Note: If you’re interested in reading the CBO’s letter to the ‘honorable’ John Boner, click here: