POSTED: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 5:34pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:55pm
From the knock me over with a feather department-CNN reports this:
health care is going to cost more than what congress promised.
In fact, double in some cases.
Pelosi said we have to pass it to see what's in it.
And they sold America a pig-in-a-poke.
They knew it the whole time.
A CBO report sent Tuesday to Rep. Jerry Lewis of California, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, said the estimated rise in discretionary spending, which is spending requiring annual congressional authorization, over the first 10 years under the new legislation could exceed $115 billion.
On March 11, exactly two months earlier, the non-partisan CBO reported the estimated increase for discretionary spending could exceed $55 billion.