Last week I received via snail mail a seven page brochure titled, "A Road Map for America's Future" from Congressman Paul Ryan's office. Excerpts:
(Road Map on Social Security) Makes the program permanently solvent, according to the CBO...
Makes Medicare permanently solvent, based on CBO estimates and consultation...
I asked the CBO what our tax rates would have to be when my three children are my age....The answer was shocking.
The charts ... were prepared using data from the CBO and GAO and reflect the country's dire fiscal situation.
DirectorBlue Blog Excerpt:
One man's garbage is another man's treasure. Unless you're a republican. Then it's basically all one category.
Ryan: That's right. And the Congressional Budget Office can't tell you this. Because their statute is that they estimate whatever you put in front of them. And if you put in front of them garbage in, you'll get garbage out.
If you put in front of them a manipulated bill and all of the smoke and mirrors, they have no choice but to score the bill as you wrote it. And if you write it intentionally to disguise all of this, then you'll get a disguised estimate, and that's what we have here.