WHITE HOUSE ATTACKS INDEPENDENT CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE, CALLS IT “FAKE NEWS”

Two White House aides are preemptively attacking the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) independence and authenticity by calling it a “little more than fake news,” in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

A bad CBO score would likely mean that Trumpcare adds to the budget deficit instead of decreasing it as promised.

The Republicans intend to repeal Obamacare in order to give the wealthy a major tax cut.

From the op-ed:

In the coming days, the Congressional Budget Office will release an updated analysis of the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The CBO will likely predict lower health insurance coverage rates if the bill becomes law. The American people and Congress should give this prediction little weight in assessing the bill’s merit. The reason: The CBO’s methodology, which favors mandates over choice and competition, is fundamentally flawed. As a result, its past predictions regarding health-care legislation have not borne much resemblance to reality. Its prediction about the Senate bill is unlikely to fare much better.

The coordinated attack on the CBO is in keeping with the Trump Administration’s concerted effort to destroy America’s independent institutions.

Like tin-pot dictators that the U.S. once condemned, Mr. Trump has been waging a war against America’s media, judiciary, law enforcement and intelligence community. Mr. Trump’s chief ambition is the aim of all authoritarians; to be the final arbiter of truth and reality.

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