POSTED: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 5:40pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 1:46pm
An update on Wednesday's POV.
We told you what a surprise, the director of the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that the health care reform legislation would cost, over the next ten years, $115 billion more than previously thought. Bringing the total cost to more than $1 trillion.
The reason, estimated costs to federal agencies to implement the new health care reform bill, such as hiring more snoops for the IRS so they can make sure you're buying health care.
And my favorite---the Department of Health and Human Services, and the costs for a "variety of grant and other program spending for which specified funding levels for one or more years are provided in the act."
in other words, Congress can write a budget and then if they deem it a national emergency, they can spend more.
In other words...and this is an example.
The Danny Elzner School for Sportscasters gets 100K.
But wait, Danny needs a new table. Lets give him 200K.
But Congress is ridiculous.
As one congressman said during the health care fight, we don't go by rules...we just make all this up as we go along.
It must be fun to play with your money.
But this is the part that makes me crazy.
Senator Orrin hatch was on FOX News last night telling a host everyone knew the health care plan was going to cost more.
The Dems pushing this knew it all the time.
And Bill Clinton did not have sex with that woman.