Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mick Mulvaney Attacks the Credibility of the CBO

Tierney Steed notes that the OMB Director is not happy with how the CBO scored TrumpCare:
It’s become the knee-jerk reaction for Republicans, in light of an ugly Congressional Budget Office analysis of their Obamacare repeal bill, to point the finger at the non-partisan research agency instead.Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney took it a step further this week, by questioning the abilities of Holly Harvey, the head of its health analysis division, to be non-partisan. “At some point, you’ve got to ask yourself, has the day of the CBO come and gone?”
So who should score these things? I wonder if Menzie Chinn will nominate Stephen Moore?

1 comment: said...

Menzie has gone after Mulvaney on this one, quoting GOP Douglas Holtz-Easkins saying that Mulvaney does not know about budgets and should apologize to the CEO. After all, he is the guy who just put out a tentative budget that double counts a mere $2 trillion.