Why the hell should we trust the CBO?

This is a pet peeve of mine. Obama is touting CBO (Congressional Budget Office) numbers to back up health care “reform”. But the CBO’s track record is far from perfect. Years ago, when my father was researching statistics for a PBS show he produced called “The Advocates”, he delved into CBO numbers. And found that, more than half the time, the CBO is flat-out wrong. They would predict growth when there was decline. They would predict decline when there was growth.

Just because they’re supposedly non-partisan does not, I repeat, not, make them right about everything.

If you really think this health care reform bill is going to shrink the deficit, you’re a certifiable moron.

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