What is the point of having a Congressional Budget Office, which is always touted as non-partisan, when the CBO only crunches the numbers they are given?
What usually happens, and we have seen time and time again from the Obama administration, is that the party trying to ram through some bill gives the Congressional Budget Office phony numbers to crunch, so when the crunching is complete, the party gets the results they think will help make their case.
If you put phony numbers in, you will get phony results back out. It’s that simple – and the gaggle of corrupt politicians in Washington know how to work the system to get what they want.
Take, for example, the latest immigration fight, where Republicans have completely caved into the pressure the Democrats put on them, and are ready to hand the Democrats what they want. Amnesty for over 20 million illegal immigrants – instantly adding to our welfare roles, crime statistics, lower job wages, among many other negatives of the proposed Gang of 8 immigration bill. They say “the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office announced the legislation proposed by the senate gang would boost the economy and lower the federal deficit.” but once again, the Gang of 8 probably gave the Congressional Budget Office fake or inaccurate numbers, so the result will be even more fake and inaccurate.
True Conservatives should not stand behind corrupt and weak politicians like Marco Rubio, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake, who are willing to sell our nation’s freedom and security for a few votes that they will probably not get anyway.
Early Thursday morning, the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators will announce an agreement to strengthen border security.
ABC News has confirmed that the Senate “Gang of Eight” has reached an agreement to strengthen border security provisions in their bill that they hope will deliver the 70 crucial votes needed for the measure.
According to a high ranking Senate aide, a formal announcement is expected Thursday morning.
A second capitol hill source tells ABC News the agreement will include a major border build up, with a huge increase in border personnel and an increase in fencing. Attaching the amendment could bring the larger piece of legislation closer to the goal of 70 votes that some members of the Gang of Eight have envisioned.
The gang includes, four Republicans: Marco Rubio (Fla.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), and four Democrats: Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Michael Bennet (Colo.), and Dick Durbin (Ill.).
Some of ‘gang’ members have been calling amendments that would require 700-miles of fencing and 100 percent operational control “non-starts” for the bill.
The bill, which has been debated on the Senate floor this week, has been met with resistance from Republicans who argued the border security measures were not strong enough and needed to be made a “trigger” before the undocumented could start down a pathway to citizenship. The pathway, Obama has said, is necessary for him to sign the bill into law.
On Tuesday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office announced the legislation proposed by the senate gang would boost the economy and lower the federal deficit.
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