CBO Drops Reality Bomb On Republicans: Repealing Obamacare Will Add $353 Billion to the Deficit

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The Congressional Budget Office released a report Friday that showed America just what deficit hawks who have no healthcare reform plan of their own Republicans really are.

Republicans want to repeal your healthcare so they can add $353 billion over the next ten years to the deficit. It is projected to add $3 trillion to the deficit in the ten years after that. Yes, $3 trillion.

The Republican horror show doesn’t end there. Over the next ten years, 24 million people would lose their health insurance. About 19 million people would lose insurance next year alone, according to the CBO.

“The CBO is projecting that repealing the Affordable Care Act will add more than $350 billion to the deficit in the next ten years, and add a staggering $3 trillion to the deficit in the ten years after that.” Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in a statement. “Even under Republicans’ highly controversial ‘dynamic’ scoring math, the CBO finds that repeal will explode the deficit by more than $100 billion – not counting the increased health care costs from erasing the Affordable Care Act’s emphasis on prevention.”

Pelosi pointed out that there would be a human toll to the Republican repeal plan, something that Republicans refuse to acknowledge, “The cost to the deficit would be surpassed only by the human toll of repeal. Republicans would add over 20 million Americans to the ranks of the uninsured, and strip vital health protections from hundreds of millions of American families – shattering the newfound health security that has made a difference in the lives of so many families.”

Well. Okay.

That’s some Republican math right there. Want more Republican math? With the Republican assist (aka, funny math that benefits Republicans) that they legislated into the formerly non-partisan CBO, known as “dynamic scoring”, Republicans would only be on the hook for adding $137 billion to the deficit over 10 years. So that’s still not good. And of course it’s not real. But it’s better than them owning up to reality.

The Republican plan is more people die and we add hundreds of billions to the deficit, but we pretend it’s only $137 billion because image is everything.

Meanwhile we await a Republican alternative plan. It’s only been twenty years or so since this issue really became urgent. Give them time.

Pelosi added, “Republicans should look at the numbers and finally end their fixation with repealing this historic law.”

But of course, Leader Pelosi knows that Republicans don’t look at numbers. They make up numbers to fit their agenda. So, here’s to adding $3 trillion to the deficit whilst killing millions of Americans over the next 20 years. Maybe in 20 years Republicans will finally manage to come up with an alternative policy to present. Or not.

Somewhere President Obama must be laughing as the biggest trolls of the deficit and of his healthcare reform law get called out by the CBO even after they rigged it in their favor. Republicans want to add a mere $3 trillion to the deficit in order to keep Obama from a win. Y’all don’t mind, I’m sure.

20 Replies to “CBO Drops Reality Bomb On Republicans: Repealing Obamacare Will Add $353 Billion to the Deficit”

  1. So, saving 353 Billion $ is supposedly “destroying the American Healthcare System”?

    Cons will be claiming that the CBO is being manipulated by Obama and company- like they decry anything that contradicts their preconceived notions.

  2. Believe it or not many Rs like the ACA and have signed up, grateful to have insurance. Of course these same people hate O’ care. No lie. Can’t make up chit that silly.

  3. Do the repubilCONS really want to repeal obamaCARE? I guess we should take them at their word, that they want to:
    Drive up the deficit.
    Take away millions of people’s healthcare.
    Sad, many of the people against obamaCARE have it, don’t realize it, and it’s literally saving and extending their lives!

  4. I thought the CBO was told at the beginning of this congress to change how they come up with numbers. If they are more conservative then I bet the deficit numbers will be even higher if ACA is destroyed by the immoral scotus.

  5. As darth cheney said “deficits don’t matter” They only matter when they cant grift taxpayer money to their buddies and stupid people nod their heads and say OK

  6. I think it is all part of a bigger plan. They WANT huge deficits. That way they can eventually achieve their REAL GOAL: Get rid of the Big Three- Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. They will say we simply can’t afford them any longer. Its almost comical when they say they want to “Save” Social Security.

  7. The GOP run states LOVE deficits –

    Wisconsin – $2.2 billion budget deficit
    New Jersey – $7.25 billion deficit
    Pennsylvania – $1.8 billion deficit
    Kansas – $1 billion deficit
    Arizona – $1.5 billion deficit
    Alaska – $3.5 billion deficit
    Alabama – $950 million deficit
    Louisiana – $1.6 billion deficit
    Alabama – $700 million deficit
    Michigan – $454 million deficit
    North Carolina – $445 million deficit
    Oklahoma – $600 million deficit
    Maryland – $1.2 billion deficit

    Democrats love running a surplus
    California $6.7 billion surplus
    Minnesota $1 billion surplus

  8. Sincerely, what have Rethuglicans been right about since 2000?

    Not a rhetorical question.

  9. You do know that Dick Cheney considers the Darth Vader comparison to be a compliment, and that Darth Vader considers the comparison a below the belt insult insisting that in the end there was still some good in him.

    There is no good in Dick Cheney.

  10. As much as they indignantly deny it, Congressional Republicans are not at all opposed to creating huge budget deficits. They simply cannot stomach spending taxpayers dollars on social programs that run contrary to their self-serving politcal ideology.

  11. What 353 Billion deficit to USA to America’s MOST FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE POLITICIANS–The Republican Party???

    Only about 15 times of Ted Cruz (24 Billion) Government Shut Downs.

    Nothing to a Republican Ideology… What matters is… Kochs’ notice them and float them with campaign funds. For a job well done!?!

    America will you vote for them in 2016?!?

  12. Don’t believe we are “dropping a truth-bomb’ on republicans, since this will not make it to the average republican. If Fox news does not mention it, no one on that side of the aisle will ever hear about it. Check their website, not one mention of this news.

  13. …the fictional musings of Ayn Rand are incompatible with the Teachings of Jesus Christ…so much for Lyin’ Ryan et.al. claiming to be good Christians…

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