Friday, October 9, 2009
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Democrats and the mainstream media were high-fiving over the CBO's report that massive increases in healthcare spending can be made "without adding to the deficit." What they aren't saying is that this will be accomplished by slashing many existing benefits for seniors, and raising hundreds of billions of dollars of new taxes...all of which will be passed on to the individual consumer.
Of course, the Baucus proposal isn't written in official legislative language, meaning that the CBO's guess at costs is only a guess...and that the actual healthcare bills proposed by Harry Reid and the Democrats will actually cost a lot more. But the mainstream media doesn't really want you to think about that. Or think at all, for that matter.