One major Republican talking point against health care reform is that it is too expensive. Well now the Congressional Business Office (CBO) has evaluated the Senate Health Care Reform bill and found to no ones surprise that the Republicans are full of crap. The CBO estimates that the new Senate passed HCR bill will REDUCE the deficit by $138 billions of dollars. But when shown the facts the Republicans still don’t want to vote for the bill. They are too heavily in debt to the predatory health INSURANCE industry.
Now it should be pointed out that these same Republicans voted for Medicare Part D when they were in power which the CBO estimates will INCREASE the deficit by $394 billions of dollars. And they voted for Bush’s 2003 tax breaks for the wealthy which the CBO estimates will INCREASE the deficit by $348 billions of dollars. And of course they voted in favor of the 2001 Bush tax breaks for the wealthy which the CBO estimates will INCREASE the deficit by $1.3 TRILLIONS of dollars, yes that’s trillions with a T. When the Republicans were in power they voted these bills thru with no provision to pay for them. They borrowed the money from Communist China and your children will pay off the debt via new TAXES.
But when we get a bill that will not only save lives (never a big deal for the Republicans) but will REDUCE the deficit, the Republicans are against it. When are the gullible T-baggers ever going to catch on to this theft? (rhetorical)