CBO. republican budget plan would actually raise the debt.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. CBO: GOP Budget Would Increase Debt,

    nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's initial analysis of the House GOP budget released today by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is filled with nuggets of bad news for Republicans.

    In addition to acknowledging that seniors, disabled and elderly people would be hit with much higher out-of-pocket health care costs, the CBO finds that by the end of the 10-year budget window, public debt will actually be higher than it would be if the GOP just did nothing.

    Under the so-called "extended baseline scenario" -- a.k.a. projections based on current law -- debt held by the public will grow to 67 percent of GDP by 2022. Under the GOP plan, public debt would reach 70 percent of GDP in the same window.

    In other words, the spending cuts Republicans would realize in the first 10 years would be outpaced by deficit increasing tax-cuts,

  2. Lucrum


    Hmmmm sounds like we should just keep spending our way into oblivion. This will certainly make liberals happy.