Democrats Defend Build Back Better Bill By Claiming CBO Score Doesn’t Count

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office said that the Build Back Better plan would cost trillions of dollars more than Democrats are admitting.

Democrats must have put out a set of talking points to party members, because they’re now trying to discredit the CBO and saying that their estimation is irrelevant.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal even called the CBO outdated.

FOX News reports:

Jayapal says CBO scores are ‘outdated,’ don’t count ‘wellbeing of planet,’ amid spending bill backlash

Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal Monday fired Democrats’ latest salvo against a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score that rated their massive reconciliation spending bill, calling it “fictional” and arguing the office itself is “outdated.”

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“CBO scores are outdated to start with in terms of what and how they assess. Many new ideas w/out economic data to help generate a score never get scored accurately,” Jayapal, D-Wash., said. “Future savings, inclu (sic) reductions in poverty, wellbeing of planet, don’t get scored.”

“On top of that, if you now tell CBO that they should score not based on what is in the bill but an assumption of what happens if all the programs in the bill get extended for some period of time, that topples all credibility of scores. That’s fictional scoring,” Jayapal added. “GOP asking for score on Build Back Better that extends all the programs to 10 years is completely ridiculous.”

Jayapal’s comments come as a score of the reconciliation bill released by the agency last week continues to roil Washington, D.C.

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Jen Psaki tried to use the same kind of line at the White House.

Democrats really think the American people are stupid.

 

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