Did you catch this? “Republicans have exempted a repeal of the health care law from new rules prohibiting legislation from adding to the federal debt.”
Reported by CNN, it appears that, after being told by their Congressional Budget Office that repealing the health care reform act would raise the government’s debt by $230B, the new Republican-controlled House decided that their pledge to prevent increases in the federal debt should have an exception. Does this mean they are more interested in reversing this key piece of Democratic legislation than they are in reducing the federal deficit? I thought they were elected to reduce costs, not increase them.
Could someone explain this to me, please?
Signed: A still-disenchanted Republican.
As always, I welcome your comments.