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Great News For Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Obamacare will cost 7 percent less than expected over the next decade for federal subsidies to help lower-income people...

Sam Stein

CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year | Sam Stein | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office has released updated estimates on the Affordable Care Act's impact on both the budget and the health ins...

Even Goldman Sachs Analysts Say A Minimum Wage Hike Wouldn't Be A Big Job Killer

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A recent analysis by Goldman Sachs found that the effects of a federal minimum wage increase on employment levels would be relatively modest, offering...

Friday Talking Points -- From Russian Panties To Animal Skulls

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have a running theme this week: the utter and complete failure of the Republican Party's vaunted "outreach" to certain groups of Americans who have been voting against them in droves.

Even Economists Cited By The CBO Disagree With Its Minimum Wage Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Republicans opposed to a minimum wage hike got more fodder for their case Tuesday when the Congressional Budget Office released a report stating that ...

Jason Linkins

The CBO Basically Now Has To Explain Its Report In A Way A 6 Year Old Can Understand | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

With extraordinary patience, the Congressional Budget Office has responded to the confusion over its recent report on the Affordable Care Act, providi...

Democrats Reject GOP Spin On Obamacare Report

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a p...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Post Columnist Is Big Offender on CBO Obamacare Report

Sandy Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media
Sandy Goodman

The worst offender I saw in the press was Dana Milbank. I found him terribly hypocritical because he offered two almost completely contrasting takes on the CBO report on successive days, without ever admitting he'd done so.

Republicans Don't Tell It Straight On Obamacare

Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

By CALVIN WOODWARD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — New estimates that President Barack Obama's health care law will encourage millions of...

Jason Linkins

Chris Cillizza Would Prefer His Readers Be Mystified | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Following hard on the heels of Politico's own 'Up With-Misinformation!' take on Tuesday's Congressional Budget Office report, here comes Chris Cillizz...

Cantor's False Claims Against Budget Report Debunked | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor falsely claims that a new report confirms the long-held Repub...

Sam Stein

The Explosive Report On Obamacare Wasn't As Explosive As It Seemed | Sam Stein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday updated its estimates on the Affordable Care Act, saying the law would result in 2 million f...

Obamacare Isn't Killing Jobs -- It Gives Workers A Choice

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

Because of Obamacare, the national labor force could shrink by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers, according to a Congressional Budget Of...

The Economic Challenge Ahead: More Jobs and Growth, Not Deficit Reduction

Robert Reich | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

We're still having the wrong discussion. It shouldn't be how to cut the budget deficit. It should be how to bring back good jobs and economic growth. Deficit hawks and government-haters are still framing the debate. That bodes ill for all of us.

CBO: Deficit Reduction Has Hurt Economy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

Deficit scolds take note: The Congressional Budget Office says in a new report that deficit reduction has stymied the economic recovery, even as polit...

Fiscal Cliff or Bunny Slope?

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Superstorm Sandy was a disaster brought to us by Mother Nature. The fiscal cliff is being brought to us by human nature. Which will be worse? Time will tell.

A Hidden Economic Ideology: Six Flaws in the CBO's New Report

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The new CBO report is out, and it's a huge disappointment. Their report misrepresents both our nation's economic situation and the range of policy solutions available to the Federal government.

Fresh Fodder Delivered For Year-End Brawl Over Bush-Era Legislation

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

* U.S. debt could reach 200 percent of GDP in 25 years-CBO * Letting Bush tax cuts expire cuts U.S. long-term debt load ...

Looking Over the Cliff

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Let's talk about the fiscal cliff -- you know, the one everyone's all wound up about? Well, the Congressional Budget Office just released their analysis of its potential impact on the economy and it ain't pretty. Add up all the stuff that's scheduled to turn into fiscal pumpkins at midnight on December 31, and you could get a serious impact on the economy. Unemployment would reverse course and start rising if that fiscal scenario remained in place -- but that's a big, important "if." All of the estimates assume we go off the cliff and don't climb back. But if, as Gail Collins imagines it, there's a bungee jump instead of a cliff dive, we can avoid the worst of this. One hopes that Congress can hammer the kind of compromise that has eluded them thus far -- the one that adds tax revenues to any agreement -- before the end of the year, or early next.

The Same Old Story

Steve Bell | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Steve Bell

The Congressional Budget Office's report today tells us nothing we don't already know. We have made promises we cannot keep. We have too little revenue from a tax code that is an embarrassment and retards economic growth.

CBO Website Having Issues: DETAILS On Congressional Budget Office's Health Care Bill Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Web site is being overloaded, as people flood to read its new report on the health care bill. The site ...

Bizarro World of Health Care Reform: Standing Language On Its Head

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Corporate socialism remains at the center of our "uniquely American" failed, fragmented, U.S. health insurance model that emulates the Wall Street norm of privatized profit and socialized risk.

Sam Stein

GOP Pushed For Incomplete Health Care Study, Then Politicized It: Hill Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday afternoon, critics of a major health care overhaul seized on a report from the Congressional Budget Office showing that a Democratic reform ...

Sam Stein

GOP Bashed Obama Budget Using Bush Era Numbers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of the alternative budget rollout on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan published in a Wall Street Journal op-ed a chart plotting out the spending projec...