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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-31-2019 at 07:28:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Reality injection for socialists
  • The Math Problem That Could Sink the Bernie/AOC Agenda
    By ALAN COLE
    January 30, 2019 6:30 AM

    The greatest constraint on the objectives of democratic socialists in Congress, such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders, may not be Republicans or even centrist Democrats, but rather two government institutions, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). JCT and CBO have developed sophisticated models of the U.S. economy and federal budget, and they use those models to help Congress understand the impact of its legislative proposals.

    Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders have championed several policies that would greatly expand federal spending, such as implementing a single-payer health-care system and radically expanding the scope of environmental regulations. According to an Urban Institute analysis, the health-care plan alone would raise federal expenditures by $32 trillion over ten years. Though the CBO and JCT have not yet analyzed such policies — they usually wait until the plans are more developed — when they do, their analyses will find that the only way to finance such large increases in federal spending is through much higher taxes, a politically unpalatable result that will surely make headlines and produce difficulties for any nascent legislation.

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    steveVa    Posted 01-31-2019 at 17:55:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • This is why they will never admit to any of this leading into an election. This is also why the dems main playbook these days is the clintonian method of smear your opponent pay a few judges and put them in jail. That is what they did with McDonald here in Va. He would have been a potential presidential candadate. The dems wont talk issues or budgets, they just attack the person to get elected.

    John in Mich    Posted 01-31-2019 at 14:09:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The problem that we have is the "feels gooders" have blind followers that do not have a clue about reality. An interesting FNC interviewer in Kalifornica showed the idiocy of voters.

    Dean    Posted 01-31-2019 at 09:12:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • They do not care about reality.

    If it feels good, do it.

    Dean

    Vito    Posted 01-31-2019 at 20:30:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dean says “ if it feels good do it”

    Hence the massive population increase every year!

    Vito

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